There’s something out there that’s killing. Known only as The Cur, he leaves no traces, save for the torn bodies of girls, who are known as trouble-makers; those who refuse to conform, to know their place. Girls who don’t know when to shut up.
Thirteen-year-old Lila Sawyer has secrets she can’t share with anyone. Not the school psychologist she’s seeing. And not her mother―the infamous Caroline Sawyer, an artist whose eerie sculptures have made her a local celebrity. But soon Lila feels haunted from within, terrorized by a delicious evil that shows her how to find her voice―until she is punished for using it―not knowing that the same malevolent force preyed upon her mother fifteen years ago.
As past demons become a present threat, both Caroline and Lila must chase the source of this unrelenting, oppressive power to its malignant core. Unsettling to the bone and unapologetically fierce, Such a Pretty Smile is a rallying cry for anyone ever told to sit down, shut up, and smile pretty.