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Her Perfect Family by Teresa Driscoll

My latest read was Her Perfect Family by Teresa Driscoll. I listened on Audible from my Amazon Kindle Unlimited Account. This works like a library for kindle books and audio books where you can borrow unlimited books each month for a fee of £7.99 every three months. They also do free trials if you are interested.

Her Perfect Family

Her Perfect Family book cover, face of a woman with pink stripes painted across the upper part of her face.
  • SIN ‏ : ‎ B08N5YFL78
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thomas & Mercer (1 Nov. 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4275 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 330 pages

The Blurb

A gripping psychological thriller from the bestselling author of I Am Watching You. The perfect family? Or the perfect lie?

It’s their daughter’s graduation and Rachel and Ed Hartley are expecting it to be one of their family’s happiest days. But when she stumbles and falls on stage during the ceremony, a beautiful moment turns to chaos: Gemma has been shot, and just like that, she’s fighting for her life.

PI Matthew Hill is one of the first on the scene. A cryptic message Gemma received earlier in the day suggests someone close to her was about to be exposed. But who? As Matthew starts to investigate, he finds more and more layers obscuring the truth. He even begins to suspect the Hartleys are hiding something big—from him and from each other.

While Gemma lies in hospital in a coma, her would-be killer is still out there. Can Matthew unravel the family’s secrets before the attacker strikes again?

My Review of Her Perfect Family

This story had me gripped from the beginning. It’s full of intrigue and twisting storylines. It’s fast paced with something always going on but you still get to know the characters bit by bit and the things that they are hiding.

Starting with an attempted murder a private investigator, Matthew Hill, is on the scene straight away. Then the daughter’s family spend most of their time by their daughter’s bedside while Matthew does the digging to find out who shot their girl Gemma and if the other students are in danger or not.

It turns out that they all have secrets to hide, not the least finding out that Gemma is pregnant. She also has a clingy boyfriend who wouldn’t accept the end of their relationship and a lover who is the father of her baby. The secrets are unravelled by Gemma’s diary which she kept hidden within her degree studies and the digging by Mathew.

It’s definitely a book to read without gaps because there is so much going on. The tangles all work their way out in the end but it’s definitely a roller coaster of a story.

Looking at the poor reviews on this book most of the complaints are about the actions of the police in the situation and the flipping back and forth between timelines. Personally, I didn’t mind either of these. I don’t look for reality when reading fiction so how many police that are sent to a crime scene doesn’t really bother me. I’m also okay with changing timelines and different points of view, I think it adds more depth to a story.

I’d definitely read more from Teresa Driscoll.

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