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The perfect daughter…
Jess Harper has spent her whole life trying to make her mum, Abigail happy and proud.
And everything Jess does, from the clothes she wears, the job she has, the men she dates, are all approved by Abigail first.
The perfect boyfriend…
So when Jess announces that she has a new man in her life – plumber Adam – Abigail is less than impressed.
‘A plumber? Really, Jessica….’
Adam encourages Jess to break free from her mum’s manipulation, can’t she see what’s happening?
The perfect mother…
But Abigail is only doing these things to keep Jess safe, to protect her from getting hurt again…isn’t she?
Or the perfect liar?
Jess, caught in the middle, doesn’t know who to believe or trust.
And then Adam vanishes without trace.
Now Jess is the police’s prime suspect and they want to know if Jess really is as perfect as she seems….
What was it all about
A psychological thriller about a daughter Jess who was the perfect daughter for her perfect mother Abigail, but there was something simmering just below the skin. With perfect boyfriend Adam appearing on the scene as the love interest for Jess, the whole equation became skewered.
Then Adam disappeared, and Jess was the prime suspect.
How it made me feel
The blurb made me excited to get to the book. I was eager to know what really happened to Adam.
The second section was more power-packed so it made the pages turn faster.
Manipulations by the mother was dealt with extensively, so some sections felt to be a downer. I had to scream at Jess to break free and run away.
The writing was pretty smooth where Alex Stone brought the twists in the right places. Peppered with intrigue, the prose brought out the eagerness to know more. I too wanted to be privy to the information that Jess and Abigail had.
The twists were placed in the second half, and they made the prose balanced. I could guess it, but it was still entertaining to read.
I liked that the author had placed a final twist to bring the book to a sweet closure.
The first few chapters were filled with ruminations and thoughts of the characters, which after a certain point of time, felt repetitive. You could just hop, skip, and jump once you got the idea of what was happening to the second half.
As said, constant manipulations were depressive to read. I skim read it as I didn’t want a thriller to bring me down.
Overall, a decent plot line with a twisting finish.
Since it is available on Kindle Unlimited, read it when you have time.
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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