The Perfect Girlfriend – Book Review

The Perfect Girlfriend: The gripping and twisted Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller that everyone's talking about! by [Karen Hamilton]


Meet Juliette. She’s intelligent, driven, committed – and in love.

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…

No. of pages:- 278 pages

Date published:- March 1st 2018

Genre:- Psychological Thriller

With so much hype about this book, I really wanted to read this book and this had been in my want to read book list for so long. When I finally reached my hand, I was excited to read this book. But unfortunately, for me, I didn’t find this book much hype as it sounded.

Elizabeth Juliette Price, wanted to be known as Juliette joins the same airline company as her ex-boyfriend, Nate works in as a member of the cabin crew. The reason? She didn’t take it really well when Nate broke up with her and she wants to win him back by doing anything…

I actually liked the plot of the story–the plot is really good and as a reader, I would have loved to read a story about an obsessed girl stalking after her ex-boyfriend (and also other people). Even the cabin crew life (the author was actually a former flight attendant) was realistic as well. However, by the middle of the book, the story got a bit unbelievable, unrealistic and quiet crazy. I know there are those psycho type of girls but then again, come on, realistically, if the guy does not return back the feelings, the best thing is go let it go…but maybe it’s just me thinking. But I seriously believe that if you want to put it in a realistic way, Juliette is mentally disturbed and well, really a disturbing, delusional character. Even then, the writing didn’t help much either. In some places, there were too much repetition and it made the story a bit unnecessarily long. It was a bit boring and I had to skim through the pages to actually end the book. The ending was a bit confusing to me and not really good.

For some people, this book was good. But for me, it was an OK thriller–not fast paced, no twists and turns, no gasp out moments in the book–it’s just a simple thriller though I liked the plot that much. Worth three stars!

Poul Anderson Appreciation: Three Stars

There were some quotes from this book that were actually good.

“If you love someone, set them free.
If they come back, they’re yours.
If they don’t, make them.”

Which truly outline the whole story.

Karen Hamilton

Karen Hamilton spent her childhood in Angola, Zimbabwe, Belgium and Italy and worked as a flight attendant for many years. She has now put down roots in the UK to raise her three children with her husband and she also writes full time.

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