Today I am taking part in the blog tour and reviewing The Perfect Daughter by Alex Stone. This was released on the 19th of October, published by Boldwood Books.
The perfect daughter…
Jess Harper has spent her whole life trying to make her mum, Abigail happy and proud. And everything Jess does, from the clothes she wears, the job she has, the men she dates, are all approved by Abigail first.
The perfect boyfriend…
So when Jess announces that she has a new man in her life – plumber Adam – Abigail is less than impressed. ‘A plumber? Really, Jessica….’ Adam encourages Jess to break free from her mum’s manipulation, can’t she see what’s happening?
The perfect mother….
But Abigail is only doing these things to keep Jess safe, to protect her from getting hurt again…isn’t she?
Or the perfect liar?
Jess, caught in the middle, doesn’t know who to believe or trust. And then Adam vanishes without trace.
Now Jess is the police’s prime suspect and they want to know if Jess really is as perfect as she seems….
A gripping new psychological thriller for fans of Sue Watson, Shalini7 Boland and S.E.Lynes.
‘The Perfect Daughter… Or the perfect liar”…
After a lifetime of living life for the benefit of her mum, Jess finally meets a man who not only seems to truly care about her for who she is, but is encouraging her to follow her own hopes and dreams and live her life for herself. But what does it mean for her when he is suddenly gone and not only does she now have to navigate without him, but even worse it’s seems the police think she has something to do with his disappearance.
The Perfect Daughter is a compelling read full of manipulation, control and a complex relationship between mother and daughter and I was all there for it! Stone entices the reader straight off the bat with an opening chapter that had me instantly hooked and from there each chapter left me wanting more! The deeper you get into it the story the more toxic it becomes and with its sinister undertones simmering in the background, its claustrophobic vibe throughout as well as an unreliable narrator, makes for a thrilling read. I throughly enjoyed this tale and outcome which left me feeling very satisfied.
Alex Stone is a new author to me and one I am so glad to have been introduced to. She certainty knows how to weave a tale and I look forward to reading more from her.
Thank you to Alex Stone, Boldwood Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Perfect Daughter, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
The Perfect Daughter Blog Tour
Follow the tour along the way and see what these bloggers also thought about The Perfect Daughter.
Let’s Get to Know Alex Stone
Alex Stone, originally an accountant from the West Midlands, is now a psychological suspense writer based in Dorset. This beautiful and dramatic coastline is the inspiration and setting for her novels. She was awarded the Katie Fforde Bursary in 2019 and her debut thriller The Perfect Daughter will be published by Boldwood in October 2021.
Blog Tour Organiser
My thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on The Perfect Daughter blog tour and for the promotional materials.