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The Perfect Girlfriend

Karen Hamilton

Average Review Rating Average Rating 6/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Wildfire

Published : 2018

Copyright : Karen Hamilton 2018

ISBN-10 : PB 1-4722-4427-3
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-4722-4427-7

Publisher's Write-Up

Meet Juliette. She's intelligent, driven, committed - and in love.

Juliette loves Nate.
She will follow him anywhere. She's even become a flight attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him.

They are meant to be.
The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back.

She is the perfect girlfriend.
And she'll make sure no one stops her from getting exactly what she wants.

True love hurts, but Juliette knows it's worth all the pain.

Karen Hamilton's The Perfect Girlfriend is a frightening depiction of unbridled obsession, where love and pure hatred grapple on a knife edge...

'Let this supremely enjoyable thriller whisk you up, up and away.'

Sunday Mirror

'This debut novel is written with a gleeful zeal... Juliette is such a memorable, grippingly unpredictable character.'

Daily Express
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Review by Ben Macnair (010120) Rating (6/10)

Review by Ben Macnair
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Rating 6/10

Juliette seems to have it all. A successful, jet setting career as an Air Hostess. A loving, handsome boyfriend in Nate. She also has a sociopathic streak, and delusions that she can bend the world to her ways.

Nate broke up with Juliette six months ago, and despite having a new relationship, and despite repeatedly warning Juliette to stay out of his life, she is unable, and unwilling to listen. As the story develops, and Juliette becomes increasingly desperate to have Nate back in her life, at any cost, she changes, and becomes increasingly deranged.

Following Nate on social media, she knows every facet of his life, better than those closest to him, certainly some family members, and his new girlfriend. Even though she and Nate were together for less than half a year, she still feels that they should be together.

This is a psychological thriller, and along other recent hits within the genre, such as The Girl on The Train, it is only told from one view-point, Juliette’s, and as the story goes on, we learn that she is not really one for letting things go, so every little gripe, every wrong word, every wrong look is stored for later retribution.

The ending of the book shows that Juliette has no empathy, no feeling, and her actions, which included murder, which would have shocked any one else, she just sees as being damage, another piece of the puzzle falling into place. The novel starts quickly, and is a thrill-ride of escalating action throughout, and although a lot of the set piece and coincidences in the book feel contrived, it gets from one plot point to the next in very quick fashion.

If you like your books to be roller-coaster ride of thrills, this will be for you. However, Juliette is a truly terrifying fictional character, and we just have to hope that we never meet anyone like her in real life.
Ben Macnair (1st January 2020)

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