Bookish, Books, Contemporary, Crime, Thriller

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton #BookReview #perfect

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You’ve never read a love story as twisted as this.

This must read thriller of 2018. Perfect for fans of The Woman in the Window, Anatomy of a Scandal and The Girl Before.

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……..


My Review

A riotous, obsessive psychological thriller that will have you questioning who’s behind you…..

Juliette is this story is obsessive, psychotic and slightly vindictive but I just couldn’t help liking her! Who hasn’t been played around by a douchebag guy and wanted to make them feel that way you feel? Juliette goes about this in a roundabout way, but I can relate to her pain.

One of my highlights about the books is that it has one of the best lines that I’ve ever come across. When Nate, after some pretty intense obsessing by Juliette, breaking up with her numerous times and moving on to someone else, tries to be as blunt as he can and states as clearly as he can that he “does not love her anymore!” – Juliette retorts (in a genius move) “Well try harder!” – AMAZING! I must admit I have used this technique on a number of people since.

Fast-paced narrative that is over far too quickly and I adored the ending! Not what I expected at all.

All in all, great thriller with a really interesting and engaging protagonist.

Highly recommend.



About the Author

Image result for karen hamilton authorKaren Hamilton spent her childhood in Angola, Zimbabwe, Belgium and Italy and worked as a flight attendant for many years. Karen is a recent graduate of the Faber Academy (which seems to have the magic touch!) and having now put down roots in Hampshire to raise her young family with her husband, she satisfies her wanderlust by exploring the world through her writing.

The Perfect Girlfriend is her first novel. The book is rooted in her work experience, but not autobiographical. The novel explores themes of guilt, envy and revenge.

Follow Karen on Twitter @KJHAuthor


The Perfect Girlfriend is out on 13th March 2018 and publish by Wildfire Books.

Pre-order your copy here.

Big thanks for Headline/Wildfire for sending me an advance proof copy to read & review.

Thanks for reading!


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