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
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Mystery 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
    👩🏻 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]
    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...
  • Crumb
    Ultimately.. Fell Short of my Expectations Frances doesn't fit in at the Forrester School of Jerks. However, she'll put up with anything for her son. And if that means putting up with the Forrester mean mommies.. so be it. Frances is floundering, doing her best to avoid any communication or confrontation with the perfect mommies - especially after her son urinated into a fellow classmates water bottle (yikes). Everything for Frances is going wron...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    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
    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
    “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
    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...
  • Jonetta
    Frances Metcalfe is a married, stay at home mother of an 11-year old son who is struggling socially, as is she. She’s slightly overweight and doesn’t fit in with the other mothers of the children attending her son’s private school who go out of their way to make her feel socially unacceptable. Enter Karen Randolph, a beautiful and svelte woman who has a son the same age as Frances’ and reaches out to her. They become fast friends, as do t...
  • Kristy
    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)
    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 ...
  • Tina
    This is the first book I have read by this author. I was thoroughly impressed! It's not quite as dark and mysterious as some thrillers can be. I don't think that was the point of it. There is indeed some mystery to it but to me it was more than that. It was a story about two people and how the smallest silliest thing and the biggest most terrible thing can change your life forever.First and foremost I think the premise of this book may have been ...
  • Jamie
    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...
  • NZLisaM
    Mothers and their Suburban Secrets!4.5 Stars, rounded down.A thought-provoking book that answers the tough questions, like whether a person who commits a violent crime can ever be reformed, or whether a psychopath can truly love her children, as well as form and maintain genuine friendships and relationships with other people. I knew going in that it was going to be fairly predictable as the back of the book clearly states that the murderer hidin...
  • leslie hamod
    Absolute gem! Something fot everyone in this easy to reaf book! Following Hillary because of this book. Can't wait for the next. A must read!
  • Tammie
    I really enjoyed this one-a solid 5 stars for me. Her Pretty Face is a mystery/thriller that centers around main characters Frances, Kate and her daughter Daisy. Newly found friends, Frances and Kate are vastly different-Frances is overweight and unsure of herself and Kate is pretty and confident. Frances and Kate both have had a major traumatic event happen in their younger years-one accidental and one sooooooo not. One of these ladies is really...
  • Heather
    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
    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...
  • Joe Krakovsky
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Whenever I receive such a book, I feel honor bound to give it a shot. Though I tried to, and got up to page 75, I said, "Enough is enough!" I believe my friends refer to this as a DNF.To begin with, I did not feel happy reading this. Even though the characters were described by their settings and how they reacted to them, I just could not connect to them, and I found I did not want to. It was like when I w...
  • Esil
    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...
  • 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 ...
  • Frank Phillips
    Such an improvement on her previous novel, The Party! I could not put this book down once I got into it, which was about 20 pages. I did a little research and made myself aware of the real life trur story this book supposedly is very loosely based off of and because of this information and knowledge it made this book all the more creepy and thoroughly satisfying! Something about the way Harding rights just makes it so easy 2 devour her novels, I ...
  • 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...
  • Dita, it rhymes with Rita
    This wasn't a barn burner but it was intriguing enough to keep me turning the pages and it delivered a surprise or two, making the journey worth it.
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    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
    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...
  • Mandy White
    Wow, wow, wow.... so much love for this book!!! It had me hooked and needing more!!