Blog Tour! The Perfect Family by Shalini Boland
I am thrilled to be a stop on the blog tour for The Perfect Family by Shalini Boland - especially on this, her publication day!
First things first - this is a TERRIFIC book. It was the exact blend of character drama and suspense that I was hoping for, and that I have been craving as the weather changes. Just when you think the core of this mystery is a missing child, you find yourself smack dab in the middle of a completely different plot including a nanny that just Cannot. Be. Trusted.
‘Mummy, she’s gone…’
Gemma Ballantine is getting ready for work one morning when her eldest child comes running down the stairs, saying the words every mother dreads.
The front door is open. And her six-year-old daughter has disappeared. Frantic with fear, Gemma starts a nail-biting search for her little girl.
After what feels like forever, her mother-in-law Diane finds Katie wandering lost a few streets away. Relieved to have her youngest child back in her arms, breathing in the sweet scent of her hair, Gemma thinks the nightmare is over.
But then her perfect family starts to fall apart.
And she realises it’s only just beginning…
From the top ten bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this completely addictive psychological thriller of secrets, lies and betrayal will make you gasp out loud at the heart-stopping final twist. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister this book is for you.
Honestly you guys, if you have been looking for that perfect mix of high tension psychological suspense, then this is exactly the book to satisfy you. I loved the humanity of the characters - you could absolutely appreciate Gemma and Robert and their marriage, which felt very grounded and realistic. I loved that it was the normalcy of their life that led them into the decisions they made - which it turn was the unraveling of their lives and everything they thought they knew.
This is truly a book you can’t talk too much about, as you would never want to spoil the many (many many) twists for another reader - but I would way that this one is going to be a must read for any thriller lover out there. This should be making waves. Waves of “WTF JUST HAPPENED” which is exactly how I felt as I fell down the rabbit hole of this story.
A terrific 5 star read for me - I cannot WAIT to check out more of Shalini’s work!
In the meantime, you can grab your own copy of this killer read here:
The Perfect Family by Shalini Boland
Apple Books: http://ow.ly/MvBc30muRRQ
Happy Tuesday friends!
About the author:
Shalini Boland is a USA Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers 'THE GIRL FROM THE SEA' (No 1, US Audible charts), 'THE BEST FRIEND' (No 2, US Audible charts), 'THE MILLIONAIRE'S WIFE' (No 9, UK Kindle charts), 'THE SECRET MOTHER' (No 2, US Kindle charts), THE CHILD NEXT DOOR (No 11, UK Kindle charts).
Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing psychological thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).
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She is also the author of two bestselling Young Adult series as well as an atmospheric WWII novel with a time-travel twist.