The Perfect Family
An unputdownable psychological thriller with a heartstopping twist
By: Shalini Boland
Publication Date: 2018-11-06
Number of pages: 282
‘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 Sisterthis book is for you.
Why readers are gripped by The Perfect Family:
‘OMG The queen of killer twists has done it again!!!!... had me tearing through the pages and oh my goodness, that tension!... electrifying and my heart was pounding. The story delivers lots of thrills right up until the last page… an exhilarating page turner of a read. A story that will take you by surprise and have you hooked until the very last word.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘I literally had to pick my jaw up off the floor…!!!! This is a book that messes with your head (as I told a friend earlier!)… a perfect psychological thriller!!!... to say you’re going to thoroughly enjoy this one is an understatement... Hold onto your hats, you’re in for a hell of a ride!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘ALL the stars!!!... A super crazy page turner… I finished this in less than a day because It had my heart pounding with all its WTF moments!... I just love Shalini Boland’s writing…. pulls you in and sets you right smack dab in the middle of the plot where you literally feel your palms sweating and heart racing along with the characters… a 5 star winner! Gripping and fast paced and OH THAT ending!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘One heck of a ride!!... started with an absolute heart stopping bang… The plot took a deep swerve and landed where I least expected… the story kept me gripped from start to finish. I hardly took time to breathe.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘In shock… never saw that coming, this is Shalini Boland’s best yet… very addictive read… fast moving and very twisty… once you start you won’t be able to stop.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow!... absolutely fantastic... I had no clue where the book was heading!... The ending? Full of twists and turns that I honestly did NOT see coming… Buy this book...enjoy the ride!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow what a brilliant book… Deliciously dark and totally compelling it grips you from page one and then just messes with your head until the final pages… a thrill of a ride with its twists and turns… it’s a 5 star read… fabulous.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A gripping page turner full of twists and turns… superb… A very worthy five stars, more if I could… Can thoroughly recommend this book and wow what an ending!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars