Mini Reviews: The Perfect Stranger and The Perfect Girl

Mini Reviews

Hey Bookworms!

Today I am bringing you two mini reviews of some of the books I’ve recently read.

The Perfect StrangerThe Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
Published by Simon Schuster on April 11th 2017
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 337
Format: ARC

** Received an ARC from Simon & Schuster Canada for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion at all. Thank you!! **

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda is her new mystery/thriller about a woman who picks up and leaves everything behind to start fresh in a new state with an old roommate she reconnects with.

This one had a lot of things going for it, but sadly it just didn’t find it’s mark for me. It follows Leah as he begins her new life away from Boston with an old roommate she recently got back in touch with. When Emmy disappears and bodies begin to start piling up in this little town, Leah takes matters into her own hands to dig deeper into Emmy’s life. What she finds will surprise her. Did she ever really know who Emmy was?

What The Perfect Stranger had going for it was the intricate plot line. In order for the story to deliver all it needed to it needed to follow a strict timeline, only revealing secrets when absolutely necessary. Sadly, that’s about it. I found it rather slow and lagged in intrigue like her previous novel. Don’t even get me started on Leah as the MC. At one point I wanted to push her off a cliff. She was annoying me.

I do still recommend this one if you want suspense and a huge build up. I look forward to see if Miranda could go even bigger next time!

The Perfect GirlThe Perfect Girl by Gilly MacMillan
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on September 6th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

The Perfect Girl by Gilly MacMillan is a dark and creepy thriller about a girl, Zoe and her mom who have finally got the perfect life after the tragedy that landed Zoe in juvie for awhile. But on the night of Zoe’s return as a concert pianist, her mother ends of dead. Secrets come out and the ending is fatal.

What The Perfect Girl had going for it was the creepy MC, Zoe! She has such a dark and troubled past that definitely reflects off the way she acts and speaks. At times she had me in chills down my spine. I also enjoyed that the night the story takes place you get the POV’s from several different characters to get the full picture of what went down. I thought it was well planned out and the execution was flawless.

Sadly, not was all so perfect like the title says. There were some clean ups of unnecessary plot-lines with side characters that I didn’t feel were beneficial for the story.

-coughcough- Sam….

Besides that I highly recommend this one for all. It was dark, creepy, and suspenseful!

Until next time,

Jesse Nicholas Sig (3)


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