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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Perfect Girl

Sometimes no matter how good we want a book to be, often times it leaves us feeling a bit disappointed and that is about how I can wrap up The Perfect Girl by Filly Macmillan. Touted as comparable to suspense thrillers like The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, this one unfortunately for me, failed to deliver on its expectations.

It is a murder suspense that takes place over a short duration and often times between the switching of character views, the reader has a tendency to become a bit disconnected trying to stay on top of who is who and how are they involved as the novel unfolds. Zoe Maisey is a seventeen-year0old music prodigy with a genius IQ who was involved in a tragic accident that left her as the sole survivor. Her mother in trying to begin a new life for them, tries to keep this a hidden secret, which we all can presume, doesn't stay one. At Zoe's piano recital with her step brother, her secret is revealed and along with that her mother, Maria is dead by the end of the evening.

The book toggles back and forth in Zoe and Maria's past so the reader has an idea of where it all begins to come together from when the novel opens to how it all gets resolved in the end. It was definitely NOT what I had expected and was hoping for a bit more than this one delivered. I guess for me, I want to mystery to unfold a bit more and not be so apparent in uncovering what has happened. It might work for other readers but in my opinion, just not what one would expect in comparing it to other novels. I received The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan compliments of William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins Publishers and would give this one a 3 out of 5 stars in my opinion.

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