Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Release Day! The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding ~ My Thoughts #ThePerfectFamily #NetGalley

  Happy Release Day!!

Congrats Robyn
on the release today of
The Perfect Family!

The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding
Psychological Fiction, 352 pages
Published August 10, 2021 by Gallery Books

The bestselling author of the The Swap—praised by Samantha M. Bailey, author of Woman on the Edge, as “wickedly delicious, addictive, utterly compelling”—explores what happens when a seemingly perfect family is pushed to the edge by cruel, vindictive, and increasingly dangerous attacks.

Thomas and Viv Adler have a picture-perfect family. Affluent and attractive, with two well-mannered kids almost out of the nest, they live in a beautifully restored Craftsman house in a well-to-do neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. Their jobs are secure; their children are thriving; the world is their oyster.

Until one morning, when they wake up to find that their house and car have been pelted with eggs. Thomas dismisses it as the work of a few out-of-control kids, but when a smoke bomb is tossed on their front lawn, and the tires on their BMW are punctured, he begins to worry. The family installs surveillance cameras but they show nothing but grainy images of shadowy figures in hoodies. Unable to identify the perpetrators, they are helpless as the assaults escalate. The police assure them that this is just the work of bored teenagers. But no one in the Adler family believes it. After all, each of them has a secret—kept not only from the outside world but from each other.

Seventeen-year-old Tarryn is dabbling in a seedy online world; her older brother, Eli, has dropped out of college and refuses to tell his parents why; and Thomas and Viv have their own secrets that began as harmless fun and relief from the pressures of everyday life, but have grown into something darker and more dangerous. As the Adlers grapple with their guilt, fear, and shame, the assaults grow deadly. Their “perfect” façade is crumbling, and it may be too late for any of them to do anything about it in this addictive and twisty suspense novel that will keep you turning pages until its explosive ending.

My thoughts about The Perfect Family ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"I stood alone in the street, watching the silent house turn down for the night. One by one, the lights blinked out, like stars dying in an inky sky."

Oh my gosh! This story had my attention from the prologue. What on earth was going on and what was going to happen to this family? A perfect family, from the outside looking in maybe. But every one of them had a secret that could explain an evil person coming after the whole family. 

This was a excellent thriller, which left me wondering and bewildered until the end. Which one of them had a vindictive nemesis coming after them all? And what was going to happen next? I was sitting on pins and needles just like they were, just waiting for the next attack, escalating with each event. 

And then that last sentence! Whoa! I'm not going to say any more. You need to read it yourself, but trust me, you will not be disappointed. I highly recommend The Perfect Family if you like psychological thriller. This one will mess with your mind!

I received an ARC of The Perfect Family via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.

About the author

I am the internationally bestselling author of The Arrangement, Her Pretty Face, and The Party which was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel. I have also written four novels of contemporary women’s fiction, a young adult novel, and a comedic memoir with an environmental focus. 

I am the screenwriter and executive producer of the independent film, The Steps, which premiered at TIFF and was the closing gala film at the Miami International Film Festival. 

I live in Vancouver, BC with my family. ~ Author's website

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