How far would you go to create the perfect life?
Gracie Dwyer has it all: the handsome husband, the adorable child, the beautiful home and the glittering career. The perfect life.
Her new friend Juliet doesn’t exactly fit in. She’s a down-on-her-luck single parent with no money and not much hope.
So just what is it that draws Gracie and Juliet together? And when the cracks start to appear in Gracie’s perfect life, can both of them survive?
I really enjoyed this story of two very different women, forming a so-called ‘friendship’ but with hidden intentions lurking beneath the ‘friendly’ facade!
Grace is a successful celebrity cook with an amazing house and a lovely family. But there are parts of Grace’s life away from the cameras which are less perfect…
Juliet, on the other hand, is almost the exact opposite of Grace- she is down on her luck, struggling as a single parent to daughter Freya, and incredibly jealous of Grace’s seemingly perfect life.
The story follows the two women as they come together whilst Juliet tries to worm her way into Grace’s life, with an ever-present sense of danger lurking beneath the friendship because we know, unlike the unsuspecting Grace, that Juliet is not all that she seems – but is Grace hiding some secrets too? We see sections told from either Grace’s or Juliet’s perspective and a mystery third narrator which adds additional intrigue. I wanted to know how this person connected to the story and who they might be – I did guess that and was sort of correct, but
Her Perfect Life explores female friendship, jealousy, and toxic relationships. It’s a fairly slow burner of a novel as the author slowly reveals more about both characters. Although it’s classed as a psychological thriller I’d say it’s less of a thriller and more of an intriguing mystery that draws you in and keeps you eagerly reading until the final – satisfying – end!
My rating: 4/5
Many thanks to the publisher, HarperCollins, for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest review.