The Perfect Girl

The Perfect Girl

The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan

4.25 Second chance stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25


To everyone who knows her now, Zoe Maisey – child genius, musical sensation – is perfect. Yet several years ago, Zoe caused the death of three teenagers. She served her time. And now she’s free.

Her story begins with her giving the performance of her life.

By midnight, her mother is dead.

The Perfect Girl is an intricate exploration into the mind of a teenager burdened by brilliance. It’s a story about the wrongs in our past not letting go and how hard we must fight for second chances.


The perfect daughter… The perfect mother… The perfect second chance family… but what is it that we say?

if something seems too good to be true, it probably is…

This book sucked me in from the very beginning…. it was a very fast-paced, page turning read, because I just needed to know what was going to happen with this family….

The structure of this book was brilliant… told from alternating points of view… alternating between events before and after the murder…. this book was like an onion, with those layers slowly being peeled off(But I don’t like onions and I liked this book quite a bit)….

Zoe the main female protagonist in this book evoked so much sympathy from me…. Zoe made a mistake, a pretty big mistake…. her dad can’t handle it, so he leaves mom to pick up the pieces…. mom’s way of coping with it is to pretend it never happened, and turn Zoe into the perfect girl…. so now Zoe and Maria have the perfect second chance family, filled with all kinds of secrets….

Can’t give you much more than that, because I’d give it all away….

As you can tell this book started with a definite BANG, but unfortunately it ended with a bit of a poof…. not to say I was not completely satisfied with the ending, it just was a little lackluster…. there was also a plotline in this book, that I’m not entirely sure of the purpose of, but I did enjoy that part of the book, so it wasn’t for nothing….

I absolutely recommend this to all psychological thriller lovers…. it is a quick read, with an interesting structure, and unquestionably keeps you guessing….

This was a Traveling Sister read…. always so fun reading books like this with the girls, all of us trying to figure out what is really going on, it can be amusing at times….

🎧🎧🎧 audio book narration, this was a dual narrator situation, my fave!

Penelope Rawlins 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I just love her posh English accent, and even though V has destroyed my image that all people in the UK speak like this, I still like to believe! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Dugald Bruce-Lockhart🌟🌟🌟🌟
First of all imagine having to learn to spell that name in kindergarten! Good narration, just spoke a little quicker than Penelope, so it wasn’t seamless, and truth be told I did like her narration better…



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