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The Perfect Son by Freida McFadden

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Publication Date: April 2020

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“Mrs. Cass, we were hoping your son could answer a few questions about the girl who disappeared last night…”

Erika Cass has a perfect family and a perfect life.

Until the evening when two detectives show up at her front door.

A high school girl has vanished from Erika’s quiet suburban neighborhood.

The police suspect the worst–murder.

And Erika’s teenage son, Liam, was the last person to see the girl alive.

Erika has always sensed something dark and disturbed in her seemingly perfect older child.

She wants to believe he’s innocent, but as the evidence mounts, she can’t deny the truth–Liam may have done the unthinkable.

Now she must ask herself:

How far will she go to protect her son?

My Review

What was it all about

The Perfect Son was a dark psychological thriller by author Freida McFadden, who laid down crumbs down all blind alleys, just to catch me unaware. 

Erika loved her son Liam the most, her favorite, but she also knew there was something not quite right about him. 

A mother’s love went far when she tried to protect all the girls he tried to befriend. 

Until his classmate Olivia disappeared and Liam was the last person to be with her. 

How it made me feel - The Good

Addictive and thrilling was this book. The pages turned fast, and the narrators did a brilliant job with the audio version. 

The book was fast paced and the scenes just seemed to flow into each other, leaving me wanting more. 

Though I had guessed the truth, it was still a pleasure to go down the merry path the author had laid down. 

I liked the dark claustrophobic feeling I got when I read about the mother’s fears about her son’s inherent apathy.

Different POVs gave me the entire gamut of emotions of the mother and the lost girl. 

The Bad

Being a thriller reader, it was quite easy to guess the plot line and the perp.

The Conclusion

This author has become an auto-buy as each of her books leave me wanting more from her. Definitely recommended. 

I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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