Overview: Her Pretty Face opens up in an affluent suburb of Seattle, where all of the dads work at Microsoft or Amazon, and all of the moms go to Soul Cycle 3x / day. This new “domestic thriller/drama” stars Frances Metcalfe (overweight, insecure, and average) and her unlikely new BFF, Kate Randolph (beautiful, popular, and confident), brought together by their mutual hatred for the cliquey moms at school.
Now, a secret threatens to tear them apart… because one of these women isn’t who she says she is.
She’s a murderer.
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Novel Thoughts: Beautiful cover, great name, and interesting premise. My expectations within this genre are rising—and rightfully so! We are quite literally getting flooded with new titles & authors that fall into this category of “domestic drama/thriller” every day. That being said, I found Her Pretty Face to be a completely satisfying read. Each character contributes something integral to the overarching theme, and it's written in a way that makes it easy to relate to even the nastiest of antagonists. A couple of lingering questions:
Thank you to Gallery/Scout Press & NetGalley for the chance to preview this book in exchange for my review!
In my reviews I aim to be unbiased & steer clear of major spoiler-alerts (no promises though!)