This title will be released on September 6, 2016. It ends up being about his life before his father met Zoe's mother. He won't tell them what it's about, but he insists that it's urgent that they read it. Three years ago, she was involved in a tragic incident that left three classmates dead. We are told early on that her mother Maria, is killed on the evening after a piano recital gone wrong. A fantasy world until reality comes to the surface.
Every single character, except the baby, was hard to like on some level, as each of them were dishonest, manipulative, and secretive. If you paint your nails, be sure that the paint fully covers your nails. Before my descent into 'teen tragedy,' that is. Some of those girls like to be spanked, others have even weirder preferences - there is a lot for everyone to see and jerk off to. The events in the book occur over twenty-four hours, with occasional flashbacks to Zoe's past legal trouble.
Meet Zoe, she was bullied back at her expensive private school. Each chapter is presented in the voice of the many characters involved. This book sucked me in from the very beginning. Now she is back trying to resurrect the career that Four a half stars. Zoe Maisey and her mother have built a new life for themselves.
The past always finds a way to catch you up. A first and second life. Emotions are clearly worn on sleeves and in the heady aftermath of the downfall of the Second Chance Family in the Second Chance Life granted to her, Zoe's on-point narrative also reveals her estrangement from her natural father, Philip. The timeframe of Sunday night through to Monday morning is placed under a microscopic spotlight as Macmillan delivers a blow by blow account of the drama that unfolds, allowing glimpses into Zoe's past to drip feed through to form a clearer picture of just what has brought her and the ever supportive Maria to this point. The author creates an intense exploration---a slow-burning domestic psychological suspense. To Zoe, piano playing is never considered as a gift, but rather something that she works hard at, practising for hours.
Booksource: Edelweiss in exchange for review. She's extraordinarily distrustful and thought she was doing what was best for her baby sister. Chris was never told of Zoe's past run-in with the law and the unexpected reveal threatens to destroy their second chance at life. So the family fitted together like they were meant to be. She has a dark sense of humor that makes it difficult for her to connect with people. It sucked me in quickly, and I could not put it down.
I gave this novel three stars but I am not sure if that is fair. The story begins on a Sunday night, as Zoe, after causing the death of three teenagers and serving time for it, is about to make her musical comeback with her step-brother Lucas. Clear, glowing skin is a great way to look amazing. During the winter time, opt for a thicker knit tight that will keep your legs warm. If you were on the receiving end of this situation, you might find yourself incapable of warming up to Zoe, unable to trust her, or her motives.
Smoking cigarettes has an endless list of negative consequences including many health problems. I thought it was an important twist for Lucas I can see that happens quite easily. Written using multiple points of view offered by Zoe, her aunt Tessa and her solicitor, Sam Locke, this is a heartbreakingly sad novel. The tautness of suspense and a psychological thriller were suppose to be at the core of this apple. It seems to me that every mystery and thriller novel at the moment must be compared to Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train when it really is not necessary. The cause and cure of his alcoholism is so simple? Do not allow yourself to be tempted with bad decisions that you will be sure to regret later. I will leave you to ponder on that and draw your own conclusions! Even the attitudes and personalities of the characters fit into this unhappy pathology- whiny, paranoid, damaged.
They take a lifetime to build, but they can be damaged in a brief moment of poor decision making. Maria has married Chris and now Zoe has a step brother, Lucas, and a new baby sister, Grace. The suspense element of The Perfect Girl is limited as readers know Maria's outcome and despite racing through this book, I did have a very strong inclination of what the future would hold for Zoe, Lucas and baby Grace. On a very basic level, it reminded me of my experience reading Jodi Picoult's and my issues with perspectives and the character's voices. While this novel did not resonate with me, I think it will be entertaining for many.