Book Review: The Perfect Girl by Gilly MacMillian



The Perfect Girl
Author: Gilly MacMillian
Reading Level: Adult Fiction
Genres: Mystery | Thriller | Suspense
Release Date: September 6th 2016
Review Source: William Morrow | Edelweiss

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.

The Story: You are following several point of views throughout the book, but the main character is Zoe. Zoe bacilli had to change her life as she knew it die to a fatal accident that she was charged for. But when the past becomes present again, Zoe's mother winds up dead. Did Zoe do it?

The Likes: I enjoyed the suspenseful part of the book, which pick up more towards the end. And in general the last few chapters were what really pique my interest. 

The Dislikes: Here I have a few, I would have preferred the story to be told in maybe just one or two point of views, the multiple ones had me lost or just wanting to almost skip over that specific character or scene.  I didn't like that it took almost reading the whole book to reach the exciting parts that actually did keep me on the edge of my seat.  And some characters, probably could have been left out. 

The Rating: So with all that I said, even though the story finally did pick up towards the end, it still wasn't enough of a boost to get a higher rating. Would I still recommend, sure. 


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