The Perfect Girl

The Perfect Girl

Book - 2016
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To everyone who knows her now, Zoe Maisey - child genius, musical sensation - is perfect. Yet several years ago, Zoe caused the death of three teenagers. She served her time, and now she's free. Her story begins with her giving the performance of her life. By midnight, her mother is dead. The Perfect Girl is an intricate exploration into the mind of a teenager burdened by brilliance, and a past that she cannot leave behind.
Published: New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, 2016.
Edition: First William Morrow edition.
ISBN: 9780062567482
0062567489
Branch Call Number: F MACM
Characteristics: 439, 12 pages ;,24 cm

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KiraBoyko
Aug 06, 2017

This is an easy read with fun plot twists that keep you entertained throughout the book.

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matcat44
Mar 23, 2017

What a sad, depressing book, I didn't want to finish it.

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KatG613
Mar 04, 2017

This book fits neatly into the post Gone Girl suburban thriller genre, with plot twists and surprises... At least it's trying for surprise. In truth this book is fairly predictable and would greatly benefit from some editing. My rating for this book would definitely go up if it were 100 pages shorter. It's a fine shallow read, but don't expect to be blown away.

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brittbrew_
Feb 20, 2017

I really liked the short chapters in this book and how it went from one character to another. It made for a short and compelling read.

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JMFreads
Feb 02, 2017

This novel was a very quick read that was good, but not great. The characters were not very complex. Certainly not missing much if you pass this one up.

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vancouverville
Feb 01, 2017

Though the mystery doesn't surface until close to the end, the story was completely absorbing. The story is told from the view point of several characters, which adds to the mystery, since there's some doubt as to who's telling the truth. I read it quickly - partly because it was a Fast Read. Great reading if you're on a long plane ride or at poolside.

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natashanicole2011
Dec 19, 2016

I enjoyed this book, it truly was a page turner. In the end however, I was really disappointed about who the killer turned out to be.

ChristchurchLib Oct 18, 2016

When English piano prodigy Zoe was 14, she was involved in an accident that killed three classmates. Trying to start over after she serves time, she gets a second chance at 17 when she and her mother, Maria, move to Bristol and Maria remarries. But when Zoe's past comes to light in a very public manner, Maria ends up dead. Unfolding over the course of 24 hours, The Perfect Girl is told from multiple perspectives, including Zoe, her stepbrother, and her stepdad -- both of whom have secrets of their own -- as well as the lawyer who originally defended Zoe. While "who killed Maria?" is definitely the center of the story, it's also a twisty contemplation of justice.

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mjk236sb
Sep 16, 2016

Very enjoyable book - liked the story being told from different voices. Once I got started it was hard to put down, well worth the time.

Aug 24, 2016

**I read the ARC of this book**
I was excited to get another ARC by this author. I enjoyed her first novel and this one did not disappoint. Zoe takes charge and works a system that worked her over years before. Sams place in the story was the only reach for me, though it makes good sense. It just seemed a stretch. Other things were a little too tidy, but overall....Thoroughly enjoyed this.

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