The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton is a super creepy book that will keep you up at night. This thriller 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.Title: The Perfect Girlfriend
Author: Karen Hamilton
Publisher: Graydon House
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Adult Fiction
Publication Date: March 26, 2019 (first published February 27, 2018)
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...
❃ 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 by Karen Hamilton
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.
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.
The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton is quite enjoyable and thrilling, however, 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. This is a book to read if you are a fan of the genre and books like Gone Girl.
23 thoughts on “The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton”
Ohh, I loved this book! It’s one of the best books I read in 2018.
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I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed it as well! 🙂
I will keep an eye on this book if I ever see it on sale or something because I like the idea of a narrator who’s a psychopath (I don’t know if that sounds weird haha). Great review! 😀
Bahahaha! I know what you mean! 😉
This sounds so amazing! I’ve seen it around a few times and it definitely sparked my interest. I love a good suspense/thriller, and this one sounds unique (and kind of fun!). I can’t wait to read it. Great review!
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I hope that you enjoy it! It is fun in a way! 😉
It worries me that I added this to my list the second I read the first 2 sentences in your post. Haha!
I think I’d love this book.
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Ha! Not at all! I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did! 🙂
It sounds pretty interesting and fun. Not sure about the loose ends though!
Yeah. I think that it just wasn’t what I expected.
I just won a copy of this from Goodreads, so I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it!
Lucky! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it! 🙂
OMG a psychopath! And it’s the girl! My, my, my this seems a thrilling one! Great review 😉
Yes!! It is quite thrilling! 🙂
Great review! I hate loose ends in a book! They’re frustrating and always leaves me unsatisfied.
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Right? Especially when the rest of the book is enjoyable. 🙂
This sounds amazing. I thrillers written via the perspective of an unreliable narrator. Thank you for sharing.
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Same! It makes for an interesting read. 🙂
Sounds like a good book.
Sounds like a good read.
This sounds like a very intriguing story line. I like to read thrillers the most.
Sounds a bit scary but worth a read
Absolutely! I hope that you enjoy it if you try it. 🙂