Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding

Her Pretty Face

The author of the bestselling novel The Party—lauded as “tense and riveting” by New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda—returns with a chilling new domestic drama about two women whose deep friendship is threatened by dark, long-buried secrets.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 t...


Details Her Pretty Face

TitleHer Pretty Face
ISBN9781501174247
Author
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
PublisherGallery/Scout Press
GenreThriller, Fiction, Suspense, Mystery Thriller
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Reviews Her Pretty Face

  • Deanna
    2018-06-23
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...Stay at home mother, Frances is attending a costume party… and she’s not happy about it. It’s a fundraiser for her son, Marcus’s school and it’s mandatory that parents attend. She would rather be doing anything else. The fact that it’s a costume party just makes everything worse. She’s dressed as Cyndi Lauper but feels she looks more like “a cross between a de...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    2018-06-24
    👩🏻 Her Pretty Face is a suspenseful domestic thriller! 👭The story is told via 3 multiple, ambiguous story lines - Frances, Daisy & DJ. Frances Metcalfe is an outsider in the private school world of "perfect" moms. Enter Kate Randolph who is beautiful, funny, chic and the kind of woman all the moms want to be friends with. Surprisingly, Kate snubs the elite moms and befriends Frances. The women forge an immediate friendship. Too good to...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    2018-06-23
    3 STARSIs it possible I'm burned out on domestic thrillers? No way, no how. HOWEVER my expectations are through the roof now, people. This genre is absolutely flooded with new books and new authors and it is getting tougher to impress me, surprise me, or scare me. I'm cracking down on the books that don't make the cut and I'm here for you so you don't waste your hard earned dollars on mediocre books. VERDICT This isn't a terrible book, but I woul...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    2018-07-09
    4 second-guessing stars to Her Pretty Face! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I’m not second guessing giving four stars to Her Pretty Face. In fact, I’m awarding Her Pretty Face four stars for making me second guess myself throughout the entire novel. Four stars also for sleep loss because I found this book compulsively readable! Her Pretty Face is told from three different points-of-view: Frances, a stay-at-home mom, Daisy, a teen, and DJ, a young child. Part...
  • Carrie
    2018-06-22
    Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding is a highly suspenseful domestic drama. The book starts off giving the details of the murder of a teen girl that took place in the past before beginning with the characters in the current timeline. The point of view changes each chapter with Frances and Daisy in the now and DJ in the past.Frances is a housewife and mother to a son who is having some problems at his new school. A bit ostracized from the other mothe...
  • Jenny
    2018-07-02
    “Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as what we want to conceal.”Robin Harding’s novel, “Her Pretty Face” gives us a domestic thriller full of lies, murder and deceit.Frances is an insecure, anxiety ridden, overweight Mom to Marcus. We are introduced to Frances at a fundraiser for her son’s private school . Adults are not immune from cliques along with bullying...
  • Sue
    2018-05-03
    I was fortunate to win a copy of HER PRETTY FACE by Robyn Harding, through the Goodreads Giveaway Contest. This novel is a domestic drama about two women whose deep friendship is threatened by dark, long-buried secrets. This was an amazing read and had me scatter-brained all over the place. I was left guessing from beginning to end. All I can say is WOW! This author knows how to write!Her Pretty Face is told from three perspectives, Frances, Dais...
  • Dennis
    2018-04-06
    Frances Metcalfe is battling her demons while trying to navigate the theatrics of her family dynamics. Her son is getting bullied in school and he is having difficult assimilating into the elite Forrester Academy that he was recently accepted into. Frances battles with her own acceptance as an adult and mother in the new academic setting as well. Frances is struggling with her weight and her own insecurities—the other mothers are judging her pa...
  • Shannon
    2018-04-10
    Thank you to Gallery Books for the sending me an advanced copy of Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding. First of all, can we talk about this cover?! Amazing! This was a very fast read for me. The story is told in three different POVs with short chapters which is always nice! Most of the chapters are in present time but we also have flashbacks. Frances Metcalfe is a wife and a protective mother. Her son, Marcus, has just been accepted to the private F...
  • Kristy
    2018-07-09
    Frances is struggling. She feels overweight and socially inept, struggling to keep up with the beautiful, wealthy mothers at the fancy private school, Forrester Academy, that her son Marcus attends. That struggle is made even harder by an incident with Marcus and a classmate, Abbey Dumas, that sets the other moms against her. Even worse, no one knows about a horrible event in Frances' past that haunts her: not even her husband, Jason, and Marcus....
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2018-07-23
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/Stay-at-home mom Frances doesn’t really fit in with the other Seattle private school mothers. To say her son doesn’t either is the understatement of the year. So when the fabulous Kate decides to take Frances under her wing, she’s absolutely delighted . . . . . until the past starts potentially catching up to the present and long-held secrets threaten to be revealed.Now I’m not ...
  • Erin Clemence
    2018-05-02
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Frances Metcalfe is trying to care for her troubled son, Marcus, and maintain her marriage to her almost-perfect husband. When her son finally gets into the elite Forrester Academy, Frances sees this as a positive sign that her life is about to change. Then, when she meets the beautiful and charismatic Kate Randolph and is sud...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    2018-04-09
    WOW. WOW. WOW. WOW. I cannot say enough good things about this book! I was seriously kept guessing the ENTIRE time. Her Pretty Face is told from three perspectives, Frances, Daisy & DJ - but how they are all related will take some time to come to light. You will theorize, you will think you know, but if you are anything like me, you will be WRONG! And you will love it! Do not miss this one when it is released on July 10 and thank me later!Thank y...
  • Heather
    2018-07-29
    I’m giving this one four stars for the fact that I couldn’t put it down even though I wanted to a few times. Another reviewer mentioned the similarities in this story to Karla Homolka and I agree. This story was very unsettling as, even though I’ve read thrillers and murder mysteries, reading one that is so similar to a true story made it more disturbing. The story was very well written and kept me on the edge of my seat but I didn’t find...
  • Bookworm
    2018-07-15
    Well I'm a little bit mixed on this one. The framework for this story appears to be loosely based on Canada's most notorious serial killers Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo. I wish the author had provided a warning that Her Pretty Face is loosely based on true events. Had I known it mirrored Homolka's crimes, I probably wouldn't have chosen to read this book in the first place. As a result, i felt like the author took advantage of a horrendous cri...
  • Elle's Book Blog
    2018-06-27
    Release Date: July 10, 2018 Genre: Domestic Drama Actual Rating: 4 starsBoy, have I ever felt so sucked into a story-line! Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding is a brand new domestic drama releasing July 10th! It's a story that involves two women, both hiding dark, harsh secrets, and the way they navigate both friendship and life. While there were points in the story that had me wondering where it was all going to go, I found the way the author ...
  • Esil
    2018-07-31
    If I had known Her Pretty Face was based on the Paul Bernardo and Karla Holmoka murders, I would have stayed far far away from this one. But given how much I ended up enjoying it, I’m glad I went in blind. The story is told from three perspectives. Frances is having trouble fitting in as a parent at her son’s private school, but Kate throws her a lifeline through friendship. Daisy is Kate’s troubled teenage daughter. And DJ, who’s narrati...
  • Dianne
    2018-06-13
    She was insecure, an outcast in a world of beautiful, self-assured people with perfect children. The life makeover Frances Metcalfe hoped for when her troubled son was accepted at a prestigious private school only further isolated and unnerved her. Then she met Kate Randolph and Frances finally had a true friend, an ally. The beautiful, self-assured woman was warm, interested and caring, but one of them has a heinous past, that once revealed will...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    2018-07-09
    I find myself rating books dependent on my mood right after I'm done. I'll admit this one didn't WOW me in the sense that it throat punched me with a crazy twist, or went deeply dark and macabre like I tend to like my thrillers. However, I will say that this was ABSOLUTELY ADDICTIVE. I started this late last night and did NOT want to put it down. But I had to because of an early work day (damn, you adulthood! *shakes fist*).. then I spent my morn...
  • Marianne
    2018-06-26
    Her Pretty Face is the second novel by Canadian author, Robyn Harding. While the Forrester Academy seems like the best school for her challenging eleven-year-old son, Marcus, Frances Metcalfe can understand that the school’s power mommies don’t welcome her: she’s nothing special, plump and dull, and knows she doesn’t deserve their friendship. But beautiful, cool Kate Randolph, another newcomer, seems to have chosen her, and Frances is gra...
  • Bam
    2018-07-08
    Two young mothers become unlikely friends when their sons enter a snobbish, elite middle school in the Seattle area. One is gorgeous, well put together and organized while the other is chubby, a bit of a slob, with low self-esteem. But both have deep, dark secrets...when the truth comes out, will they still be friends? This suspense thriller asks some interesting questions: "Can people ever change? Is it possible to forgive the past?" We often sa...
  • Stephanie
    2018-06-13
    I love psychological thrillers, and Robyn Harding has done an excellent job with her newest novel weaving a web of lies, deception, murder, and more! The plot is gripping, suspenseful and very addictive, and the characters are very well written and realistic. However, Her Pretty Face is not a heavy or overly graphic thriller, so I found it to be a perfect summer read while relaxing outside by my pool!Frances Metcalfe is a mother and housewife who...
  • Tras
    2018-06-14
    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway (many thanks Simon & Schuster Canada!), and I'm really glad that I did. It isn't something I'd typically buy for myself, but it was definitely a compelling read; I devoured it in 3 sittings inside of 24 hours and simply couldn't put it down!Her Pretty Face is a relatively light mystery/thriller, although one with a terrible undercurrent; the 1996 murder of 15 year old Courtney Carey. This is how the story o...
  • Really Into This
    2018-07-11
    Check out all of our reviews at https://reallyintothis.comHappy Reading, friends!HER PRETTY FACE BY ROBYN HARDING BOOK REVIEWLast summer, I read Robyn’s much-loved book, The Party. The unlikable characters and some of the wilder plotlines didn’t work for me & and that’s okay. I still enjoyed her writing style that is ripe with tension. When I began to see Her Pretty Face praised all over social media, I knew I had to give it a go.TWO WOMEN ...
  • Patrice Hoffman
    2018-07-21
    When I began reading Robyn Harding's Her Pretty Face I was between books and wasn't ready to commit. I knew I wanted to read an easy title by an author I wasn't familiar with but, at the same time, I didn't want to waste my last few summer reads on a read that really added nothing new to the mystery thriller genre. My 2-star rating of Her Pretty Face is quite generous and here's why.Frances Metcalfe feels like a fish out of water and completely o...
  • Judy Collins
    2018-04-23
    5 Stars + Bestselling author Robyn Harding returns following The Party with her latest movie-worthy thriller —HER PRETTY FACE —A spine-chilling and riveting domestic suspense of two different mothers, both with dark hidden secrets. My Top Books of 2018. LOVED IT! Everyone is hiding something. Nothing is as it appears. Many questions will surface while reading. How someone with no conscience, no moral compass, can be a friend, a wife, and a m...
  • Amy
    2018-07-15
    4.5/5God I love domestic thrillers so much you guys! There’s something about average people being in bizarre situations that never fails to reel me in and I was sucked into Her Pretty Face right from the start. This book was highly compulsive and utterly addicting, I raced through it in just a few hours never quite sure how things would play out in the end.You have several viewpoints here, Frances a Mom struggling to fit in with the other moms ...
  • Carolyn
    2018-07-11
    This is an enthralling, well written domestic thriller that draws one right into the lives of the characters and the suspense is sustained throughout. I found the characters more believable and compelling than those in many books of the genre. The story was riveting and I found it difficult to put the book aside. This is a story of dark secrets, manipulation, betrayal and a past murder. Why only a 3 star review from me? Despite the disclaimer th...
  • Latanya (CraftyScribbles)
    2018-07-29
    While a good read, and thrilling in some parts, the story's predictable. If you couldn't figure out who's who in the first third, may I suggest more thrillers in your life? Pros 1. I enjoyed the multiple povs. Though, one particular character threw me for a loop, which added some appreciated unpredictability.2. One character's admission added spice (No spoilers!) and I'm grateful for that kick.3. Another character's (No spoilers!) ultimate revela...
  • Donna Hines
    2018-07-05
    In today's world what we seem to lack the most is humanity, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, and love.Frances Metcalfe understands this as she's an outsider who sent her troubles son Marcus to a private Seattle school who was suffering from ADHD and ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder). All she wanted was to be part of this elite group of 'perfect' moms and thought Kate her opposite persona and 'friend' would make the transition easier.Robyn Har...