Have you ever read a book and the WHOLE time you think you may have read the book before? This totally happened to me with Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding. It was so weird. It was a little reminiscent of Jar of Hearts, which I reviewed last month. But it wasn’t the feeling I had read something similar, I felt like I had read Her Pretty Face before.
And I have totally done that before. A year or two ago my book club read a book that had come out a year or two ago and I was excited to read it…thinking I had somehow missed it the first time around. Well, about 2/3 of my way through the book, I realized that I had in fact read it before. Oops. I guess that is the problem with reading 75+ books a year, not all of them can be memorable.
And that’s why I now keep a record of what I’ve read on Goodreads. And of course this blog gives me the chance to reflect a bit too before just moving on to the next book.
But reading Her Pretty Face was not that. Because I checked and the hardcover comes out today–July 10, 2018. So there is no way I could have read it before. So weird. Maybe it was just a drawn-out form of deja vu?
From the Publisher
Frances Metcalfe is struggling to stay afloat.
A stay-at-home mom whose troubled son is her full-time job, she thought that the day he got accepted into the elite Forrester Academy would be the day she started living her life. Overweight, insecure, and lonely, she is desperate to fit into Forrester’s world. But after a disturbing incident at the school leads the other children and their families to ostracize the Metcalfes, she feels more alone than ever before.
Until she meets Kate Randolph.
Kate is everything Frances is not: beautiful, wealthy, powerful, and confident. And for some reason, she’s not interested in being friends with any of the other Forrester moms—only Frances. As the two bond over their disdain of the Forrester snobs and the fierce love they have for their sons, a startling secret threatens to tear them apart.
Because one of these women is not who she seems. Her real name is Amber Kunik. And she’s a murderer.
In her masterful follow-up to The Party, Robyn Harding spins a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal, asking the question: Can people ever change? And even if they can, is it possible to forgive the past?