The Perfect Family: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a heart-stopping twist

· Bookouture
4.6
102 reviews
eBook
350
Pages

About this eBook

‘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.


Why readers are gripped by The Perfect Family:


Completely and utterly mesmerising!... I read it until the early hours… I literally couldn’t put it down!!… had my heart beating so fast I thought it would burst! The suspense and tension was amazing.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars


Without a doubt one of the best books I have read this year… truly a rollercoaster of a book that I couldn't put down… full of twists and turns until the very last page… superb.’ NetGalley 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… certainly a thrill of a ride with its twists and turns… Excellent.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


The perfect psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end… I could feel the tension building… I felt myself wanting to scream… a twisted story that will leave your mouth hanging open. Oh that ending, you just wait for that ending!’ It’s All About the Thrill, 5 stars


OMG The queen of killer twists has done it again!!... had me tearing through the pages my heart was pounding. The story delivers lots of thrills right up until the last page… an exhilarating page turner of a read… 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


AMAZING… I am totally hooked… The Perfect Family is absolutely unputdownable!!!... HEART PALPITATING!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


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 finishI hardly took time to breathe.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Ratings and reviews

4.6
102 reviews
Luke Storm Coles
17 April 2020
An easy read filled with stereotypical characters and a very predictable progression of the story. There is some tension/drama but everything is spoon fed to the reader and the ending is very underwhelming.
1 person found this review helpful
George Is here
10 June 2020
Not a bad read I actually for once guessed who was behind all the misfortunes caused to the Balentines and I never guess right... LOL... Kept me intrigued through out and was an enjoyable read so it's 4 stars from me 👍 🌟🌟🌟🌟
A Google user
6 November 2018
Wow, I knew this would be another great read by Author Shalini Boland and I was certainly not disappointed. What a page turner this book was! Robert and Gemma both have great careers and two beautiful daughters Eva and Katie. With their very busy careers, they hire a nanny recommended by Robert's mother, Diane. Lots of twists and turns and an ending I did not expect, or suspect. If you love a good psychological thriller, this is the book for you. Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for the ARC of this fantastic book in exchange for an honest review.
21 people found this review helpful

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