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Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
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Her Pretty Face Kindle Edition
|Length: 245 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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About the Author
Robyn Harding is the author of several books, including The Party and Her Pretty Face, and has written and executive produced an independent film. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband and two children.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B07BVPRYT4
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Australia (18 June 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 2389 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 245 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 44,419 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The opening scene sheads light on the key issue - the murder of a teenage girl some years ago. The plot unfolds through several narrators and their stories are connected.
In present time, the main characters, Frances and Kate, befriend each other through their sons' private school. The women are complete opposites, with little in common - Kate being wealthy, beautiful and self-assured and Frances being frumpy, anxious and isolated. Both women have secrets, but only one of them is a sociopathic murderer.
Robyn Harding's writing is strong and well structured. It has a creepy feel at times and I liked the touch of ambiguity she introduces. Finally, the author offers readers the opportunity to reflect on whether people can change and if so, are they entitled to be forgiven?
HPF is an interesting and entertaining read and deserves 4 stars.
Top reviews from other countries
my own included. However I READ and researched the gruesome material and took a moral inventory before commencing. I realize this book has a massive publicity machine behind it, and a built-in book club for mouth breathers. But among you, the intelligent, the remembrancers, did you not feel both cheated and disgusted by this trash? One feels she is barely aware of the crimes, at one point naming a benevolent character PAUL. She makes a soccer mom/rape joke that is too sick to repeat and which shows her garish roots as a socmo fluff writer, newly turned to the cash cow that is mauvais fille novels, in the 100th generation Gillian Flynn demotic. This is a story lacking a spine, a purpose or substance. Something to read without thinking as the author appears to have written it that way. As she thanks all of her almost grotesque engine of alliances in the afterward, having done interviews stating the book is about Homolka, nowhere does she acknowledge using Nick Pron’s research, or more gravely, the LIVING FAMILIES of the victims she trivialized as she dashed off chapters between the odd google. Boring, insipid filth. And yes, it’s a mystery. Who did it, the scared woman with “big tits” or the sexy one who smashes a hamster to death (something young Homolka did.) Um. The second one? GIVE IT A PASS.
Our protagonist feels that every day is a challenge. While she has a loving and supportive husband, she is hiding a secret that eats away at her, and in turn, she eats to comfort herself. Her new friend seems so carefree. She dotes on her son and has a protective husband. But, she has a daughter who feels neglected. The teenaged daughter seems to be living a life on her own. Unbeknownst to her parents, she is mercilessly teased at school. If only she had some guidance.
The suspense in the book gives way to some serious nail biting. It builds from several directions, your heart is racing, people are not who they seem, and you’re turning the pages as fast as you can.