The Perfect Family by Shalini Boland@bookouture @ShaliniBoland


Book Description:

‘Mummy, she’s gone…’

Gemma Ballantine is getting ready for work one morning when her eldest child comes running down the stairs, saying the words every mother dreads.

The front door is open. And her six-year-old daughter has disappeared. Frantic with fear, Gemma starts a nail-biting search for her little girl.

After what feels like forever, her mother-in-law Diane finds Katie wandering lost a few streets away. Relieved to have her youngest child back in her arms, breathing in the sweet scent of her hair, Gemma thinks the nightmare is over.

But then her perfect family starts to fall apart.

And she realises it’s only just beginning…

From the top ten bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this completely addictive psychological thriller of secrets, lies and betrayal will make you gasp out loud at the heart-stopping final twist. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister this book is for you.

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My Thoughts:

O…M…G The queen of killer twists has done it again!!!!

Gemma is a character who represents a lot of women. A working mother who is constantly juggling work and family life. I think many of us can relate to her. The fact that she is the main bread winner puts added pressure on her and when the chance of a live in nanny comes up, Gemma thinks it’s the answer that will solve all their prayers.

It’s really hard to say to much about the story without spoiling it for others. I did think it was going to go one way only for the author to take me by surprise and send me in a different direction.

This was such a refreshing story that really stands out on it’s own. The author had me tearing through the pages and oh my goodness, that tension! The build up is almost electrifying and my heart was pounding. The story delivers lots of thrills right up until the last page.

The Perfect Family is an exhilarating page turner of a read. A story that will take you by surprise and have you hooked until the very last word. The author cleverly steers you in one direction to then send you spiralling in another. A psychological thriller at the top of it’s genre.

My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

The Perfect Family is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

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Author Bio:

Shalini Boland is a USA Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers ‘THE GIRL FROM THE SEA’ (No 1, US Audible charts), ‘THE BEST FRIEND’ (No 2, US Audible charts), ‘THE MILLIONAIRE’S WIFE’ (No 9, UK Kindle charts), ‘THE SECRET MOTHER’ (No 2, US Kindle charts), THE CHILD NEXT DOOR (No 11, UK Kindle charts).

Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing psychological thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).

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She is also the author of two bestselling Young Adult series as well as an atmospheric WWII novel with a time-travel twist.

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