My Rating ~ Four stars
RELEASE DATE: 28 July 2021
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Thomas and Viv Adler are the envy of their neighbors: attractive, successful, with well-mannered children and a beautifully restored home.
Until one morning, when they wake up to find their porch has been pelted with eggs. It’s a prank, Thomas insists; the work of a few out-of-control kids. But when a smoke bomb is tossed on their front lawn, and their car’s tires are punctured, the family begins to worry. Surveillance cameras show nothing but grainy images of shadowy figures in hoodies. And the police dismiss the attacks, insisting they’re just the work of bored teenagers. Unable to identify the perpetrators, the Adlers are helpless as the assaults escalate into violence, and worse. And each new violation brings with it a growing fear. Because everyone in the Adler family is keeping a secret—not just from the outside world, but from each other. And secrets can be very dangerous….
Thankyou to Simon & Schuster for providing me with a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.
The Adler’s have a wonderful life, in a lovely home, other than the fact that every one of them are keeping big secrets from each other. But Thomas and Viv Adler demand appearances to be kept up, so no-ones talking. When the pranks first start, they seem like inconvenient, childish episodes – eggs thrown at the house, then an apple….but as things start to escalate when Thomas finds his tires slashed, then worse, each of the Adler’s starts to wonder if it’s their secret that’s to blame. Someone is blackmailing Thomas, Viv has been committing a crime, Eli stood by while something terrible happened at college and Tarryn knows someone has discovered what she’s doing at night. But which secret has incited an aggrieved party to want to harm them?
The Perfect Family was an addictive thriller that had me scrambling to figure out who could be behind the terrorizing of the Adler family. Because there were so many different secrets being kept, I was never sure whether it was one person or a mixture of different people! I really enjoyed that there were several interlocking pieces of the puzzle, and we got to see each character tell their own secret, it kept the entire book intense and interesting.
If you’re looking for a domestic thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end, pick this one up.