Review: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

Review: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton is a super creepy thriller that will keep you up at night. This book has a mentally ill narrator who will send chills down your spine. The book is both suspenseful and interesting with its various settings. While I really enjoyed reading this one, the ending didn’t satisfy me as much as I had hoped.

Review: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen HamiltonTitle: The Perfect Girlfriend
Author: Karen Hamilton
Publisher: Graydon House
Publication Date: March 26, 2019 (first published February 27, 2018)

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

uliette 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...

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

Review: The Perfect Girlfriend

Elizabeth/Lily/Juliette (she goes by many different names) is a character that is extremely well-developed. The first few pages of the novel have the reader empathizing with her, but it doesn’t take long to realize that Elizabeth is a psychopath. These types of narrators aren’t ones that I typically enjoy, however, this character’s actions are so shocking that it kept me glued to the pages.

❀ Suspenseful

The Perfect Girlfriend is a book that is full of suspense, but not in the traditional way one would expect from a psychological thriller. The story isn’t necessarily full of plot twists, it is set-up in a way that makes the reader want to know what this crazy narrator is going to pull next. Elizabeth takes a lot of risks and some of them are quite terrifying.

❀ Interesting Settings

One really exciting aspect of the novel is the career path that the main character has taken. The life of a flight attendant is really explored to the fullest in the book. There are many different countries and cities that Elizabeth goes to and it makes for a very interesting read. The highs and lows of the job are also brought to life, which show its not so glamorous side.

While the book is quite enjoyable and thrilling, the ending doesn’t tie things up. It almost feels like the end of a first book in a series. There are a lot of loose ends that need tidying up and there is too much left for the reader to imagine. The Perfect Girlfriend is definitely a great book to read if you are a fan of the genre and books like Gone Girl.

About Karen Hamilton

Karen Hamilton

Karen Hamilton caught the travel bug after an early childhood spent abroad (Angola, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Belgium and Italy) and having worked as cabin crew for a major airline.
In 2006, she and her husband put down roots in Hampshire UK and four years ago, she later gave up flying to raise their three sons and concentrate on her writing.
In 2009, she decided to 'become a writer.

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