Blog Tour / Review: The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan

Posted September 15, 2016 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments

The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan

I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour / Review: The Perfect Girl by Gilly MacmillanThe Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan
on March 3, 2016
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 448
Format: E-Arc, Paperback
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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Zoe Maisey is a seventeen-year-old musical prodigy with a genius IQ. Three years ago, she was involved in a tragic incident that left three classmates dead. She served her time, and now her mother, Maria, is resolved to keep that devastating fact tucked far away from their new beginning, hiding the past even from her new husband and demanding that Zoe do the same.
Tonight Zoe is giving a recital that Maria has been planning for months. It needs to be the performance of Zoe’s life. But instead, by the end of the evening, Maria is dead.
In the aftermath, everyone—police, family, Zoe’s former solicitor, and Zoe herself—tries to piece together what happened. But as Zoe knows all too well, the truth is rarely straightforward, and the closer we are to someone, the less we may see.

I adored Burnt Paper Sky so I was so excited to receive a copy of The Perfect GirlAnd this is a compelling read from page one as I tried to work out what was going on and the significance of it all.

The book is told from multiple view points – Zoe, Aunt Tessa, Sam (a lawyer from Zoe’s past), Richard (the alcoholic husband husband of Tessa), and Lucas  (Zoe’s step-brother)… I thought that it was really easy to distinguish between the voices and keep up with where we are in the story. But there is a lot going on and a lot of lot of sub stories and a lot of flash backs as we find out what is happened to Zoe.

The build up to the who-done-it? was huge. It made me speed through the pages. But this is no way a perfect book. I did manage to see through a couple of the red-herring and I was right about the whodunit. Which was a bit disappointing.

The Perfect Girl may not be a thriller but the story will keep you going and is an absolute page turner.

The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan

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