Perfect Little Children

Perfect Little Children

A Novel

eBook - 2020
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders and Woman with a Secret returns with a sharp, captivating, and expertly plotted tale of psychological suspense. All Beth has to do is drive her son to his soccer game, watch him play, and then return home. Just because she knows her ex-best friend lives near the field, that doesn’t mean she has to drive past her house and try to catch a glimpse of her. Why would Beth do that and risk dredging up painful memories? She hasn’t seen Flora for twelve years. She doesn’t want to see her today—or ever again. But she can’t resist. She parks outside the open gates of Newnham House, watches from across the road as Flora arrives and calls to her children Thomas and Emily to get out of the car. Except . . . There’s something terribly wrong. Flora looks the same, only older. Twelve years ago, Thomas and Emily were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then. They are Thomas and Emily without a doubt, but they haven’t changed at all. They are no taller, no older. Why haven’t they grown? How is it possible that they haven’t grown up?
Publisher: [S.l.]: HarperCollins, 2020.
ISBN: 9780062978226
Characteristics: 336 p.
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

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Feb 16, 2020

This was the first book I’ve read by this author. The premise was interesting. I will likely read more of her novels. The pace was good and kept me guessing.

Feb 11, 2020

I have enjoyed much of Sophie Hannah's work, but I disliked most of this novel. The premise is incredibly interesting, but the character development (with one exception) is so weak, none of the action makes sense. There are pages of repetitive descriptions which neither advance the story nor develop the characters. In one long boring section, I wondered if the author had written it to fulfill a "write X number of words per day" resolution. Susannah ("Zannah"), the teenage daughter of the protagonist (hard to call her a heroine), was the only fully-realized, mildly-likable character in the bunch. Overall, I found this novel disappointing after the first few chapters.

debwalker Oct 29, 2019

Super creepy!

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