Her Perfect Life

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This book was fine and had some elements I enjoy - multiple viewpoints - but it fell a little flat for me.
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This is another fantastic psychological thriller however I really enjoyed the friendship element of the tale. The author, Sam Hepburn, has created two main characters who are great friends but are from two very different backgrounds, one who has everything and the other who appears to have very little. The dynamics between the two are explored and I really enjoyed learning more about them.

Sam has written a fantastic novel, with the storyline building in pace as the story develops and towards the end I couldn't put it down,

I recommend this to all who enjoy a great psychogical thriller.
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Have struggled with this book, don't find that it's holding my attention and have been putting it down in favour of reading other things with no real desire to pick it back up again.  Nothing wrong with the book itself, it's just not working for me right now.  Perhaps I will come back to it later when I have more time.
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This was just my type of book! I was compelled to keep reading and I sat and read it in one day whilst lying on a sun lounger. Fantastic and I eagerly await more by this author
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This was an easy and enjoyable read that had all the ingredients of a modern phycological thriller - crazy characters, adultery, betrayal, secrets, lies etc, not to forget the perfunctory twist at the end. It kept my attention throughout and I will definitely read other books by this author.
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I loved this modern thriller. It has a brilliant twist and is well worth reading. Our main character is Grace she is a well known TV chef and has an adoring husband and beautiful child. So why is he becoming friends with Juliette? A single parent with no money and no job, who does not fit into Grace's perfect life! Read on!
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Gripping read from the start. Real page turner! Highly recommended
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This book has left me speechless in a good way! And that doesn't happen very often!

Wow... what a book.... so very cleverly written by Sam Hepburn. This is on a par with The Ice Twins. I did not guess the ending. Wow! Just wow! 

Will write full review for blog and publish on IG, Twitter just before publication. A must read!

Included on Blog Post today - 12.05.17 - http://www.serendipityloves.website/2017/05/a-good-book-is-what-you-need.html
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This book took me a while to get into but once I did I really enjoyed it. Grace seems to have it all and to be the perfect person, she has her own cookery show and is famous wherever she goes. She is married to Tom who adores her and she is a mum to his daughter. One day she meets Juliet and they become sort of friends through their daughters. Juliet remembers Grace from years ago when she promised her a PR job which never materialised. Grace has the life that Juliet should have been a part of. She wants to make her suffer. The book moves on quite quickly with Juliet trying to sabotage Grace and her life. There are a few twists along the way. A great book all in all.
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Unfortunately, I have been unable to read and review this book.  At the risk of oversharing, since requesting this book I have separated from my husband and the plot now feels a little too close to home.  My deepest apologies.
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One I loved this book I loved the way two worlds collided in the friendship, one with it all and one with nothing!....and how they manage to forge a relationship out of that. I didn't like either of the Gracie or Juliet for various reasons but I did enjoy the book immensely. The extra character added through diary entries (Pauline) makes the book even more interesting.

You never quite know who to believe or who to trust in this toxic relationship....

Full of twists and turns and a great ending it's a must read for anyone who loves a good thriller, I read it in 2 sittings and would love to read more by this author!!!
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One of the best thrillers of the year - 5 stars.  A fantastic read by a fantastic writer
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Her Perfect Life had many of the ingredients I look for in a good, solid psychological thriller but there was something missing for me, maybe some tension, or that feeling of confusion and disbelief was lacking, I’m not exactly sure. Sometimes I think it’s just really difficult for authors to capture that special something that makes a psychological thriller a real star. 

Let’s start with what worked for me. I liked the alternating point of views used, we hear from both Gracie and Juliet as they start an awkward friendship. There are also random diary entries from a young woman named Pauline and I enjoyed trying to figure out who she was and how she fit into the story. The big twist in the end was decent but not totally shocking and that’s always a disappointment. 

Several things bothered me about this one, but one of my biggest issues was that there were far too many loose ends left hanging and things that just didn’t fully make sense. There was something missing in the writing style as well, there was no easy flow, no sense of being addicted to the read that kept me flipping the pages at a fast pace. Speaking of pacing, things just felt disjointed, at times things moved very fast and at others it felt super slow moving, I would’ve liked the author to pick one or the other. 

Overall it was an ok read, nothing special and I think as soon as I finish writing this review I’ll forget most of the characters names. I’m not upset that I powered through and finished so I suppose I’m satisfied on some level, but I was definitely left wanting more.
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A good book, with a few twists and turns. Written well and interesting
 Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in return for an honest review.
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Her perfect life is a psychological thriller, you have Gracie Dywer a celebrity TV chef with a great life a perfect husband and an adorable Spoilt daughter, then you have Juliet a down on her luck single mum who doesn't fit in and her beautiful Daughter freya.

Gracie & juiet's life's are very different but after Gracie and her Husband Tom decide to open a new bakery cafe and move to a new area Gracie and juliet meet each other after there daughters start going to the same dance school it soon becomes clear that juliet has a problem with Gracie but without wanting her to know she try's her best to become best friends with Gracie and after juliets daughter is invited to Gracie's daughters birthday party she is happy that shes on her way in to getting become friends with Gracie but after getting drunk and embarrassing herself and having to spend the night with freya she thinks shes blown her her chance, but she will not give up just yet!

Gracie has her own problems after months of being scared of a stalker shes on edge a bit wanting to be the perfect wife and mother shes just signed a TV Deal to take her show to the USA, but felling sorry for juliet and freya Gracie does what she can to help them, Gracie invites them on a weekend break to Caxton even though her husband tom is not so sure about juliet after seeing her drunk at the birthday party, but after an accident on a bike Gracie invites Juliet and freya to stay with him.. this give juliet a chance to look around Gracies home and try dig up some dirt..

her main aim is to fine something on Gracie leak it to the press and go and comfort Gracie being the good friend and hoping then Gracie will give her a job and she will be apart of her life... even tho i did start to like this book one of the things that i had a problem with is Juliet's reason for wanting revenge on Gracie i thought it was drastic the things she did and the lengths she went to for such a silly thing and that was on my mind as i was reading the book " why go to all that trouble for such a silly reason " but saying that you soon understand that that's just the way Juliet is and she has other reasons for acting the way she does!! it soon become's clear that all is not what it seems and with twists and turns its a book that you cant put down one that once you start reading you will stay up late to read till the very last page with an ending you wouldn't see coming!! thank you to publishers and Netgalley for my copy! i loved the Book :)
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A clever plot but this book should be read in one sitting so as not to miss any of the storyline
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I was drawn to read this book by it's outstanding appealing cover, and because I love pycholigical thrillers. 

Well one thing i have to say about this book is WOW, it was a truly fantastic gripping read, from start to finish. There was nothing predictable about it, you just never knew what was coming as you turned each page and as for the ending, OMG definitely didn't expect that.

The whole story plot was really cleverly done and the characters were all so well written, you really get to know them.

If you love pycholigical thrillers then i would highly recommend you read this book.
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Very good psychological thriller. I would definitely recommend to lovers of this genre.
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Her Perfect Life by Sam Hepburn. 
How far would you go to create the perfect Life? 
Grace Dwyer has it all. The perfect life. Her friend Juliet is so different to Grace. Single parent. OMG this was a twister of a read. I really didn't expect that.  Completely blind sided me. I loved the story. So twisted. Couldn't put it down.  Definitely worth more than 5*. This is a must read and I would highly recommend this book. Thanks to harper Collins UK and netgalley.
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I enjoyed this book and it was first one by this author wish I had found the author sooner
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