Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

The Perfect Girlfriend
By Karen Hamilton
Published by Wildfire Books (1 March 2018)

Publisher's description
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...

My verdict
The Perfect Girlfriend is a brilliant page-turning tale of obsession - think Fatal Attraction meets Misery! There's a fine line between love and hate.

Juliette loves Nate so much she hurts (literary). She's such a brilliant narrator - truly unforgettable - and I loved being inside her twisted mind. She's certainly not someone you want to get on the wrong side of - though plenty of people do. She's totally unhinged and unpredictable and so determined - nothing and no one can, or will, get in her way.

Juliette is a mysterious character at first, but gradually you get to know more about her past and what's influenced her present. Her underlying insecurities made me feel sympathetic, despite my reluctance to do so. And even when she was at her most obsessive, and most evil, I still felt sorry for her (and then, on the quiet, wanted her to succeed).

The Perfect Girlfriend is creepy and chilling. A very bumpy rollercoaster ride and I felt so tense by the end. It's a great holiday read - but next time I travel by plane, I'll be watching the flight crew very very closely.

After reading this book, my first piece of advice is 'Don't mess with a woman on the edge!' My second piece of advice is 'Read this book, so you too can meet Juliette!'

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