Review: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton #BlogTour @kjhauthor #ThePerfectGirlfriend

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Release date: March 22, 2018

Publisher: Wildfire

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Blurb:

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…

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for The Perfect Girlfriend today!

Review:

That blurb above is the stuff my dreams are made of, it’s disturbing enough to pique my interest, it alludes to obsession and hints at stalker like behavior AND it’s exactly enough to reel me in and make me want to read more. I’m not sure what that says about me as a person, but I have been dying to read this since the first time I read the cover and let me tell you, it was SO worth the wait.

The entire story is told from Juliette’s point of view and Hamilton uses this opportunity to dive deep into her character, she is one complex, unstable woman that I couldn’t get enough of. I never had any idea of what she would do next, she’ll go to extremes to get what she wants and what she wants is Nate and a side of revenge. She’s one of those characters that will cause you to constantly change your mind, she’s like watching a car crash you can’t tear your eyes away from her. As you learn about her past there were moments I felt bad for her then within a few pages her erratic behavior caused me to want to shake some sense into her. She takes delusional to a whole new level, her brand of crazy and unhinged is both fascinating and enough to thank the lord that you’ve never crossed paths with someone like her in real life.

This stands out from other psychological thrillers not only because the characterization is so strong but also because the entire thing doesn’t hinge on a series of crazy plot twists, instead it captivates in a more subtle manner. A sly twist will be inserted at an unexpected moment which took me even more by surprise and lent an air of polish and sophistication that was just so well executed. And the ending was just perfect, I can’t say more but my god was it chilling and totally fitting.

The Perfect Girlfriend in three words: Consuming, Disturbing and Polished.

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Thanks to the publisher and Anne Cater for my review copy.

13 thoughts on “Review: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton #BlogTour @kjhauthor #ThePerfectGirlfriend

    • novelgossip says:

      I should’ve explained in my review, but I did guess one of the minor twists so I knocked off half a star. It didn’t really bother me, just seemed like it was fairly obvious.

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  1. irena_bookdustmagic says:

    Ohh, I loved this book! It played with my psyche. Like, I would one moment totally feel for Juliette, and the next moment I would scream inside my head “you’re getting way out of hand, You can’t do it like that!”
    It was an interesting read for sure.
    Love your review! 😉

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