Tuesday 24 April 2018


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 remember reading the blurb for this book and thinking it gave off some serious Fatal Attraction vibes. I'm also a sucker for psychological thrillers, and if there's an unreliable narrator thrown into the mix, I'm probably going to want to read the book.

Juliette--or Elizabeth, sometimes Lily--can't get over her pilot boyfriend dumping her. Their whirlwind romance moved too fast and became too intense for Nate, so he broke her heart. 

When he asked for space, she decided to give Nate some time away... by constantly spying on his social media, sneaking into his apartment, and knowing his complete work schedule. Oh, and let's not forget about her getting a job as a flight attendant with the same airline!

Juliette has a plan to make her future perfect, and Nate is going to be a part of it whether he wants to or not...

OMG. Where do I start with this one? Yikes.

Let's start with how well written this book is. 

The main character is batshit crazy, super delusional, and a huge mess. Yet, she has a way of excusing every horrible thing she does. Everything is always someone else's fault, and all it takes to get to the top of her revenge list is one disinterested look, one wrong word or simply not showering her with the attention she craves.

It's insane! The whole book is bonkers.

The next thing I really liked is her occupation, and how well being a flight attendant and travelling to different locations is portrayed. Procedure, detail and story are all blended perfectly. With the amount of time we share in this lunatic's head, there really were times the narrative could've gotten tiring. But it didn't.

And that's the next thing I'm going to focus on: the fact I despised Juliette and was horrified by her behaviour and disgusted with her selfish actions. YET, I couldn't stop reading. No matter what awful thing was going on, I just had to see what was going to happen next.

The Perfect Girlfriend is a twisted, disturbing and  very addictive book. Once you enter Juliette's unstable world, you can't stop until the very end. In spite of my intense dislike for the narrator and my hope that she would pay for her immature plans, I enjoyed the story.

Actually, my only problem with this thriller is the ending. And that's equal parts personal disappointment--because I wished things would turn out a certain way--and that compared to the rest of the story, it turned out to be a bit meh. I can't lie, I felt a bit cheated.

Still, it takes a certain amount of talent to write a book starring such an odious character SO engrossing.

The Perfect Girlfriend, October 2018, ISBN 9781472244260, Wildfire

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