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
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
PublisherGallery/Scout Press
GenreFiction, Suspense, Thriller, Psychological Thriller

Reviews Her Pretty Face

  • Deanna
    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
    3.5 Stars for Her Pretty Face - 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 b...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    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...
  • Carrie
    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...
  • Sue
    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
    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
    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...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    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...
  • Erin Clemence
    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...
  • Dianne
    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...
  • Elle's Book Blog
    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 ...
  • Marianne
    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...
  • Stephanie
    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
    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...
  • Michelle
    Review can also be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress...Gripping, thrilling, and a true page-turner of a book. This book is a great easy and fast paced read, perfect for summertime or on the beach. If you love psychological thriller books then you will love this book! This was my first book I have read by Harding and WOW!! What a fantastic read and it won't be my last from this author! I read this book in just over 24 ho...
  • Kaira Rouda
    Robyn Harding's talent shines through in HER PRETTY FACE. At the center of the novel is a horrifying crime, its repercussions shockingly revealed years later. Complex, chilling and completely engrossing, you'll speed through the pages. I loved it!
  • Caidyn (BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    This review can also be found here!TW: child death, child murder, rape, drug use, abusive relationship, and family deathThank you Netgalley and Gallery/Scout Press for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!Let me just say this: I might read a lot, but I don’t always read books in one day. I usually don’t. I kind of pick a rough date, use a planner to figure out how many pages to read a day, and then I follow it until ...
  • Anne
    Since I loved Harding's first novel, The Party, I was delighted to get approved for her second book and it did not disappoint! When Frances gets her troubled son into an elite school, she is desperate to make friends with the other mothers but is soon ostracized when her son acts out against another student. Then "cool mom" Kate befriends her and their sons bond as well. Everything seems perfect. But of course, nothing ever is as it seems, and da...
  • Etienne
    4,5/5. Wow! A great surprise! I get this book for free on Netgalley like I often do, but mostly for children books or documentary, I don,t read much novel that way, but I want to do more. Anyway, all this to say that I was going in with no expectation at all. And it was great! A couple of «punch» are easy to see coming, but I got surprise more then once, so that's good. The writing, the rhythm and storyline are just awesome. Some characters are...
  • Calista Andrechek
    Frances is a stay at home mom to her troubled and misjudged son Marcus. When he gets into an elite private school, she thinks all her worries are behind her. But he gets bullied and singled out as being different by all the other kids. Frances doesn’t feel like she fits in with the cliquey mom group at the school either and is feeling very alone until she meets Kate. Kate sticks up for Frances and Marcus and Kate’s son becomes a good friend a...
  • Irene
    Frances Metcalfe is basically friendless and ostracized by the snooty moms in her son's school until one day she meets the new arrival to the neighborhood Kate. The two quickly become the best of friends although something always seems just a bit off. While Kate dotes on her son and on Frances she seems to have no interest or time for her daughter Daisy. Both of these women have secrets in their past but is one of them a sociopath? A murderer? E...
  • Meigan
    Frances Metcalfe is a woman most parents can relate to - feeling the insurmountable pressure of being the primary caretaker and possessing an equally insurmountable amount of ‘mom guilt’, she’s trying and failing to balance parenting her often difficult son with everything else. Combine that with her overwhelming sense of insecurity, her lack of support system, and her isolated position, and every day in Frances’ life threatens to be the ...
  • Marc Bougharios
    3.5 starsTwo friends. One of them is a murderer. Such a simple complex, yet so fresh. I have read The Party by Harding, but I did seem to enjoy this one a lot more. Her Pretty Face had so many great components that made it an enjoyable read. The characters were full of secrets. Frances, Kate and even 14 year old Daisy. Everyone is hiding something from one another. There’s just something so entertaining about reading a book with secrets. Who’...
  • Roz Nay
    This one's going to be a smash. Kept me guessing all the way to the finish, even when I thought I was reading it like a writer :) This is a book that will suck you in with its fun, then make you question everything you thought you knew... so as a reader, you're on the same trajectory as all of the main characters! Dark, twisty and ambiguous, just how I like them. Well played, Robyn Harding.
  • Patricia Romero
    Meet Frances Metcalfe. A mom of a special needs child, which has become her full-time position. After a shaky start at the snobby Forrester Academy, he's made a friend. Unlike Frances, who is riddled with guilt she can't share and looked down on by the snooty moms at the school and has not one friend.Meet Kate Randolph. Beautiful, confident with a son she also adores and who becomes Marcus's best friend and a good influence on his behavior issues...
  • Diane Merritt
    WOW! what a great book!! Pulled me in from the beginning and kept hold of me the whole way through.unputdownable for sure!Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for an early release of this book
  • Nicole • readingincanada
    Thank you to Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me a copy of HER PRETTY FACE by Robyn Harding (all opinions are my own)! I fell in love with Harding's work last summer when THE PARTY came out, so I was THRILLED when S&S graciously sent me a copy of HER PRETTY FACE. And guys: she only gets better!! I absolutely adored this book. It sets you up with the twist in the description, and then sends you off trying to figure out which woman it belongs ...
  • Kathleen
    Robyn Harding has once again proven herself to be a master of domestic suspense, weaving a complex tale of friendship, parenthood, and long-hidden secrets that forces us to consider whether we can ever truly leave our pasts behind. In the compulsively readable HER PRETTY FACE, everyone is hiding something, and the only question is whether anyone will survive unscathed as the action reaches its dramatic conclusion.
  • Amy
    Couldn’t be happier to have received an ARC of “Her Pretty Face” - the highly anticipated new book from Canadian author Robyn Harding. Her previous novel “The Party” was a favourite summer read last year and a standout in the “Big Little Lies” like titles that seem to be rampant of late.“Her Pretty Face” is a chilling domestic drama about two women whose deep friendship is threatened by dark, long buried secrets. Packed with lie...