From the bestselling author of THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE.
“A master of psychological thrillers!”—VC Andrews
A picture perfect town holds a chilling secret.
Justine Freeman and her parents move to Elysian Fields to start anew, and the picturesque town seems the perfect place to do so. In fact, their new neighborhood seems too good to be true. Their neighbors are all polite and helpful, and the streets are eerily clean. Even the teenagers of Elysian Field are perfect. They don’t drink, they don’t smoke, and they are polite to their elders to a fault.
But Justine is a more typical teenager, and while the new girl in town hasn’t yet learned how to behave like the teenagers of Elysian Fields, she will. Because in Elysian Fields, there are so many ways—horribly effective ways—to turn disobedient children into Perfect Little Angels.
To start with I was slightly unsure of what to make of this book, but the further I got into it, I was well and truly captivated.
The storyline is not a very original one having watched horror films with the exact same theme, but it didn’t make it any less enjoyable.
As soon as Justine and her family move to the idyllic Elysian Fields it is obvious that everything there as well as the families are just to perfect. Everyone is very friendly and happy. All the teenagers are nice, no mood swings what so ever and are generally happy to come straight home from school to study or do house chores.
Being a parent I have to admit that the thought of my children doing everything they were told without any argument is one that is very tempting. Unfortunately they are more like robots and have no personality and as much as it would make life so much easier at times, I would never want my children to be like that.
Everyone seems to be very much controlled by the doctor. The parts in the story which are set in his house with his son Eugene and nurse were very disturbing ones. I have to admit it certainly sent shivers down my spine.
Perfect Little Angels is a great mix of horror and suspense. It certainly turned out to be a very gripping read. My only issue is though I have to admit to finding the ending a bit weak. The story really seemed to be building up to something and I thought I would end the novel on a high but instead I was left feeling slightly disappointed with the very tidy ending. Otherwise than that though it’s a very entertaining read.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Perfect Little Angels is available to purchase from Amazon.