The Perfect Girl

The Perfect Girl : The gripping thriller from the Richard & Judy bestselling author of THE NANNY

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'Mesmerizes . . . I could not stop turning the pages!' Shari Lapena

An electricfying, twisty thriller from the Sunday Times and Richard and Judy bestselling author of The Nanny
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NOBODY KNOWS THE TRUTH BUT HER . . .

To everyone who knows her now, Zoe Maisey - child genius, musical sensation - is perfect. Yet several years ago Zoe caused the death of three teenagers. She served her time, and now she's free.

Her story begins with her giving the performance of her life.

By midnight, her mother is dead.
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'Wonderfully addictive . . . a must read' ROSAMUND LUPTON

'Intense, electrifying...grips like a python from the first page' DAILY MAIL

'Highly original and prickling with tension' SHARI LAPENA

'An intense, unpredictable page turner' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

'Literary suspense at its finest' MARY KUBICA

'An unusual plot is accompanied by sharp characters and a thought-provoking denouement' THE TIMES

'A suspenseful, serpentine tale . . . perfectly executed final twist' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

'A stunning piece of crime fiction' BOOKLIST
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 164 x 199 x 32mm | 326g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349406421
  • 9780349406428
  • 99,200

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The Perfect Girl mesmerizes from first to last. Highly original and prickling with tension - I could not stop turning the pages! Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
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This taut, well-written thriller explores domestic violence and family bonds ... and the conclusion is shocking and wonderfully satisfying. The story is told from multiple characters' perspectives, and is an insight into complicated relationships and the myriad reasons people choose one another. I hope Macmillan can be persuaded to write a sequel. * New Zealand Women's Weekly * With lovely prose, depth of character and an intelligent narrative, Macmillan lifts the level of suspense with stiletto-like precision: a tiny graze here, a shallow cut there and, eventually, a thrust into the heart. Profoundly unsettling and richly rewarding. * Richmond Times * With tightly drawn characters, a fascinating storyline and absolutely exquisite narration, The Perfect Girl is sure to keep readers up all night. Gilly Macmillan proves once again to be a master of the written word and is quickly becoming one of my go-to authors. Literary suspense at its finest -- Mary Kubica A suspenseful, serpentine tale . . . [with a] perfectly executed final twist. * Publishers Weekly * Masterfully drawn characters and intricate plotting make this a stunning piece of crime fiction. * Booklist * An unusual plot is accompanied by sharp characters and a thought-provoking denouement * Times * A wonderfully addictive book with virtuoso plotting and characters - for anyone who loved The Girl on the Train, it's a must read. -- Rosamund Lupton An intense, unpredictable page turner. * Good Housekeeping * Intense, electrifying...grips like a python from the first page. * Daily Mail * The Perfect Girl mesmerizes from first to last. Highly original and prickling with tension - I could not stop turning the pages! * Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door *
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About Gilly MacMillan

Gilly Macmillan is the New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew and The Perfect Girl. She trained as an art historian and worked at The Burlington Magazine and the Hayward Gallery before starting a family. Since then she's worked as a lecturer in photography, and now writes full-time. She resides in Bristol, England.
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26,776 ratings
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3 31% (8,311)
2 7% (1,935)
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