Juliette loves Nate.
She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him.
They are meant to be.
The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back.
She is the perfect girlfriend.
And she’ll make sure no one stops her from getting exactly what she wants.
True love hurts, but Juliette knows it’s worth all the pain…
The Perfect Girlfriend is VERY different to any other psychological thriller I’ve read lately. This is a novel that shouldn’t work, it’s basically an in-depth character study of Juliette a flight attendant and wronged girlfriend, told from her POV, BUT author Karen Hamilton has created a complex character, she’s a woman you will love, hate, she’s someone you will want to shake some sense into, she’s scary, obsessive and a control freak and deluded! but boy does she make The Perfect Girlfriend a deliciously twisted read.
From the introduction you know something really bad happened to Juliette as a young girl, so you can’t help but blame some of her behaviour on past events. As the reader I found myself making excuses for her increasing erratic behaviour, but on the other hand the way she manipulated situations and people also made me dislike her intensely. At first her behaviour appears a little off and fairly harmless, but as the story develops and she becomes more determined to win “the love of her life” Nate back things take a far more sinister turn, the old adage Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned sprung to mind.
Juliette certainly fits the definition “bunny boiler” to a T, but the incredibly scary thing is she’s very credible, she justifies everything she does in the “name of love”, how many times have you read or heard someone say “I did it because I loved them”. You may I have noticed I said at the beginning of my review this was a book that shouldn’t have worked, it’s slow paced, the focus is very much centred on one characters thoughts and actions, there’s no real mystery, see what I mean? But thanks to the authors unique style of writing The Perfect Girlfriend is a compelling and twisted story of an obsession that’s dangerously out of control. If I had one tiny criticism I thought the ending lacked a clear conclusion, but other readers may think the ending was “perfect”, either way I would say “enjoy the ride”, with plenty of turbulence and flawed characters this is a book I would highly recommend.
Print Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Wildfire (8 Mar. 2018)