Her Pretty Face

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 the day she started living her life. Overweight, insecure, and lonely, she is desperate to fit into Forrester’s world. But after a disturbing incident at the school leads the other children and their families to ostracize the Metcalfes, she feels more alone than ever before.

Until she meets Kate Randolph.

Kate is everything Frances is not: beautiful, wealthy, powerful, and confident. And for some reason, she’s not interested in being friends with any of the other Forrester moms—only Frances. As the two bond over their disdain of the Forrester snobs and the fierce love they have for their sons, a startling secret threatens to tear them apart.

Because one of these women is not who she seems. Her real name is Amber Kunik. And she’s a murderer.

My Review

This story focuses mainly on Frances and her son, Marcus. Kate and her daughter, Daisy. I was more into Frances and Marcus as they are more of the outcast and nicer. Kate and her daughter were mean girls. I really didn't understand Frances's admiration and desire to hang and be like Kate. In fact, most of the other characters were stuck up. To the point that they turned me off.

This book is told from the different characters points of view. This is nice as it does help to give each character their own voice and allows me to get closer to them. Another thing that this book does is alternating from the present to the past. It was pretty easy to figure out which one had the secret identity.

The story does drag some. At times making it hard to want to keep reading. For me the past was stronger; as it told the tragic story to the reveal. Also, because the present had most of the characters I didn't like. Getting to the half way mark was slow reading but if you do stick with this book, it does pick up in the latter part of the story.


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