The Perfect Family By Lorna Dounaeva
Book/Novel Author: Lorna Dounaeva
Book/Novel Title: The Perfect Family
They seem like the perfect family. Until you discover their secret. For Victoria, image is everything. And on the surface, she has it all – a big house, a successful husband and two beautiful children.But behind the scenes, things are very different. Because Victoria and her husband have a dark secret and she lives in terror of it being discovered, of her perfect facade being shattered forever.Under massive stress, but still desperately trying to keep up appearances, this is a family that is falling apart.Husband Kit is unable to work. Teenage daughter Anna grows ever more rebellious. And nine-year-old Joey seems increasingly different from other kids.Victoria realises she has to act now or she will lose everything. And that’s when she has to ask herself – how far is she willing to go, how much is she willing to do, to preserve her perfect family?The answer is beyond shocking and will plunge them all into a nightmare from which they may never wake.The Perfect Family – the gripping psychological thriller ideal for fans of K. L. Slater, Mark Edwards, Daniel Hurst.What readers are saying about The Perfect Family:“Terrific! One heck of a rollercoaster ride… Dark, eerie, spooky and creepy! Wow, everything about this story gave me the shivers!” -Netgalley Reviewer“A super read and I recommend this book to thriller readers and also to the wider readers who really love a family mystery.” -Booksprout Reviewer“WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! What an interesting read, I cannot get my head around all the different ways the main character acted. This was soooo well written, the main character was someone I couldn’t imagine ever being around. Nothing like I expected, I absolutely LOVED this fast reading, head spinning book!!!!” -Netgalley Reviewer“It is an intriguing look at how far a person will go to protect their image…and their family… the climax and aftermath are shocking and will leave you wondering what just happened.” -Fireflies and Freekicks“I enjoyed this book immensely. The storyline was compelling and I loved the guessing game! It kept me on my toes for sure and hooked me from the first chapter!” -Netgalley Reviewer“…the story unfolds in perfect synchronicity with a gamut of emotions from shock, horror, sorrow, anger and surprise throughout. …an engaging domestic tale of suspense where none of the characters are really all that likeable but the story was enjoyable just the same.” -Confessions of a Bookaholic
This is the first book I have read by Lorna Dounaeva and it certainly won’t be the last.I was hooked after reading the gripping prologue and couldn’t put it down until the very last page. This book will keep you guessing and wondering, just how far will you go to have the perfect family?I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
I really enjoyed this author and this book. Well written and kept reader engaged until the end. Looking forward to reading more of her books.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat! I absolutely loved it and will be recommending it to people I know.
Extremely annoying characters. Either this author had no children or they thought only readers without children would read this book. Who would put their child through this? 14 year old girls do not act like they are 25 and 9 year old boys do not act like they are 21. Put these two with a social-seeking mother and a weak willed father and you have a really stupid story. This whole book was absurd, not entertaining, not a gripping thriller.I am all for the author being creative and pushing the story a little to enhance the tale, but this whole book was hog-wash.
Good story with a psycho mom. Loved the story line and her constant justifications. Ending twists were quit surprisingly unforeseen.
What a read. I devoured it in one reading. Victoria was a nightmare mother. If you love psychological books, you will completely be shocked when you read The Perfect Family!