The Perfect Girl - Gilly MacMillan

The Perfect Girl

By Gilly MacMillan

  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 367 Ratings


The New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew returns with an electrifying new novel about how the past will always find us...

"Literary suspense at its finest.”—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Baby

“A wonderfully addictive book with virtuoso plotting and characters - for anyone who loved Girl on the Train, it’s a must read.”
   — Rosamund Lupton

Zoe Maisey is a seventeen-year-old musical prodigy with a genius IQ. Three years ago, she was involved in a tragic incident that left three classmates dead. She served her time, and now her mother, Maria, is resolved to keep that devastating fact tucked far away from their new beginning, hiding the past even from her new husband and demanding Zoe do the same. 

Tonight Zoe is giving a recital that Maria has been planning for months. It needs to be the performance of her life. But instead, by the end of the evening, Maria is dead.

In the aftermath, everyone—police, family, Zoe’s former solicitor, and Zoe herself—tries to piece together what happened. But as Zoe knows all too well, the truth is rarely straightforward, and the closer we are to someone, the less we may see.

Amazon/iTunes Reviews

  • Started off strong but...

    By A2lb
    Disappointed. The main plot twist becomes obvious and all goes downhill from there. The beginning was good but the end was rushed.
  • Fell short

    By tiffmcobb
    Started strong, but fell short. Disappointed
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  • Pretty good

    By Sgonzales7686
    Pretty good. Had a hard time getting into it but glad I read it through.
  • Started strong. Finish not so strong. Disappointed!

    By Gillianism
    Definitely found this to be an easy read, I just couldn't put it down. Well written dialogue, good character building and great setting for a whodunit. Midway through, the main twist became predictable and by the end, one character who you think to be relevant turns out to be completely irrelevant and basically could have been left out of the story completely. The outcome though predictable was doubly disappointing because of how abrupt the author is with it. The story is well written and drawn out and then the ending felt like it was rushed through and just thrown at the reader. All nicely summed up with a bow tie. Definitely disappointed. Worth a read, but maybe not worth the money.
  • Great Read

    By AlicatOD
    I was hooked from the beginning. I was interested in all the characters and felt they had just enough character development. I enjoyed the writing style as well. I get bored very easily when reading and could not put it down!!!
  • What a fabulous book!

    By uprise24
    I am an avid reader and, sadly have begun to find that good books are becoming a bit scarce of late. So I was thrilled to find this gem of a book. The characters are genuine and most likable (except for the ones you aren't supposed to like). The main character, Zoe, is so real and her journey so difficult, but you know what a Truly good person she is and what a good, pure heart she has. The pace of this book is just right, as it leads us through to a quite shocking ending - not an abrupt one, it was perfectly paced. Buy this book and if by (no) chance you don't love it, too - look me up and I'll give you five bucks😉
  • What She Knew

    By Ostriches67
    It is an excellent book. It was difficult to put down.