The Perfect Life is the fifth book I have reviewed of Valerie’s this year and it is another brilliant read! Each book I read from her out does the previous one and just when I thought her last book was my favourite, she has now swooped in with this fantastic story, which has now taken over that coveted spot!
The story follows Molly and her seemingly perfect life. But what she portrays to the outside world, has become vastly different on the inside and when her kids leave the nest, the bandaid that has been holding everything together is ripped off and the disconnect in her marriage to Jack becomes more evident. To try and get them back in sync, Molly suggests a trip away but when Jack declines, Molly decides to go on her own. Things take a turn when a chance meeting with a handsome stranger, soon becomes her worst nightmare where upon her return home, he is found dead making, her the prime suspect in his murder.
As with all of Valerie’s books, she really does such a great job with her characters and they are always so real and believable. In this case, Molly is definitely the standout. As the lead, she has been perfectly written and carries the story on her shoulders extremely well. Valerie really does put her through the ringer throughout but her strength and tenacity pulls her through.
As always, Valerie’s writing is on point and she is now an author that I read her books just based on her name alone without reading the blurb. I like going in blind and I just let Valerie pull me into these worlds that she creates which are always exciting, thrilling and exceed my expectations. With each book, Valerie sets the bar higher and she just smashes it each and every time. She is such an asset to writing community and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
The Perfect Life is an engrossing story that demands your attention right from the beginning and very quickly has you hooked for the duration. It is addictive, fast paced and has just the right amount of mystery, suspense, twist and turns to keep you enthralled and entertained without it being overdone. It really is the perfect book to lose yourself in. It was my absolute pleasure to read and review The Perfect Life which I highly recommend.
Thank you to the publicity team at Bloodhound Books and Valerie Keogh for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Perfect Life which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3218 KB
- Print Length: 266 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1913419614
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books - crime, thriller and mystery (24 June 2020)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B08BFZVJ4D
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 1 customer rating
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,935 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)