The Perfect Child
Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All that’s missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an insta ...more
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Once this book has you in it's grips, it won't let go. I started it this morning and literally could not put it down. My poor husband probably feels deprived.
Having received The Perfect Child free as a Kindle First February option, I honestly didn't have high expectations. These freebie books are hit or miss for me. Sometimes the ...more
Readers don’t know who the murder victim(s) is (or are) until near the end of THE PERFECT CHILD. Told from the first person points o ...more
This sh*t was bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
I started reading it on my lunch break on Monday and finished it a few hours later. I could not put it down, because I just had to figure out what the heck was happening! The story is told from three points of view. Christopher and Hannah (our main characters) and the child protective services lady, Piper. Christopher's character is absolutely infuriating, it amazed me how v ...more
This book touched me, sent chills down my spine several times. I have worked with severely emotionally disturbed children, many who were in foster care. It touched me so much that I became an emergency placement foster parent. When I got married and had children I told my husband I was done having children in my home, I would not ...more
It reminded me a little bit of Baby Teeth, but I thought this book was so much better. Christopher and Hannah are desperate for a child, but Hannah wants a baby and Christopher becomes very attached to six year old Janie after helping with her medical problems. It's clear from the beginning that Janie has many proble ...more
After years of infertility, Christopher, an orthopaedic surgeon, and Hannah, a nurse, have given up on having a biological child. While they are lookin ...more
What I liked:
Thriller, horror, and a splash of slasher make this a disturbing read. (This is only a plus if you like those genres I personally do)
The dialogue was ok.
I liked the short chapters focusing on piper hannah and christopher the chapters focused on what was important to them and showed three sides to the same situation. Reminded me of the saying there's three sides to every story, yours, mine, and the truth. Although at different parts of the story they all became unreliable wi ...more
I was surprised to see that I had A Perfect Child already downloaded on my Kindle. I think I had preordered it from Amazon First Read’s last month, maybe. Regardless, I tot ...more
I thought the premise of the book was interesting but for the first part of it I thought the writing was a bit torturous and laboured. There were points that were overly explained which I thought needed little or none. There was one point that Hannah one of the 3 narrators of the story made which intensely annoyed me which basically said that men could not understand a woman’s desire to hold their new born baby. Really? How insulting t ...more
But I kept reading, and it's true—it IS dark and disturbing. But I was taken in by the story n ...more
I chose this as an Amazon Prime First Reads. It took a little time to get going until about 45% of the way in. By then, I'd already figured out the character of two of the main characters and figured there would be a rapid decline in a third.
Once it picked up, I was determined to finish it quick to see the end. I do wish there was a postscript to know what ultimately happened as I feel it ended abruptly and without a resolution. However, I enjoy and prefer stories that have a re ...more
The author is a trauma psychologist and I think her experience in the field is was made this book all too real and all too disturbing. Hannah and Christopher adopt an orphaned little girl with some deep-seated trauma and because no go ...more
It was a good, at times hard to read novel. The characters were all pretty unlikeable and unsavoury!
I love the bright cerise balloon on the cover and it depicts the book extremely well.
A nail biting and tense read which I read over a couple of days and enjoyed.
This book was a complete page turner! The story as told from the different perspectives of the husband and wife was so effective in showing how a difficult situation was allowed to spiral out of control. The ending was very abrupt though. The story could have used an epilogue to tie up some of the loose ends.