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The Perfect Child
The Perfect Child | Lucinda Berry
A page-turning debut of suspense about a young couple desperate to have a child of their own--and the unsettling consequences of getting what they always wanted. Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All that's missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an instant connection with her, and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their own. But Janie is no ordinary child, and her damaged psyche proves to be more than her new parents were expecting. Janie is fiercely devoted to Christopher, but she acts out in increasingly disturbing ways, directing all her rage at Hannah. Unable to bond with Janie, Hannah is drowning under the pressure, and Christopher refuses to see Janie's true nature. Hannah knows that Janie is manipulating Christopher and isolating him from her, despite Hannah's attempts to bring them all together. But as Janie's behavior threatens to tear Christopher and Hannah apart, the truth behind Janie's past may be enough to push them all over the edge.
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rosiedixon2014
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elyseh
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I loved this book however its almost exactly like Baby Teeth it was hard to get past that. Has anyone read both? What did you think?

Brewychock48 Baby Teeth was disturbing to me. There was some scenes that really bothered me. This book looks good, I might try it 2mo
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Lexeegee
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I almost gave up on this book, but kept going. I‘m glad I did. The most disturbing part is this could really happen.

jenniferajanes Yeah, the books that could really happen are much scarier to me! 😱 2mo
BookDragonNotWorm I was totally creeped out by this one 😬 2mo
JeansBookshelf Why'd you almost give up on it? I have it on my Kindle. Need to read it still 2mo
Lexeegee @JeansBookshelf the actions of the husband really messed with me. I was so frustrated with him. It was so obvious there was something twisted about this little girl, but he refused to see it. I wanted to smack him in the back of the head. 2mo
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Ms_T
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A really good, twisted thriller that intrigues and astonishes the reader. Short, choppy chapters of alternating narrators whose storytelling gradually reveal the plot. Creepy in parts and distressing in others but ultimately a captivating book. I listened to this on audio and the multiple narrators did an excellent job ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Ms_T
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A colleague and fellow bookworm recommended this to me recently - she said she could barely wait to get home to continue reading it. It also has excellent reviews on Litsy so I vowed to buy it when it became a Kindle Daily Deal. That day is today #99pOnKindle

TrishB Well how could I resist that!! 4mo
Ms_T @TrishB 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😃 4mo
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jdiehr
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You guys, I couldn't put this one down. Thriller isn't a typical genre for me, but when my sister-in-law raved about this book, I had to get it. Exciting, well-paced, disturbing. I loved it!

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Booknerd222
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Booknerd222
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Sooo good!

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BookBumming
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I finished this book days ago and I‘ve still got chills. Initially I started reading it because it was free with Kindle Unlimited. I thought it would be another “lifetime movie” novel but I was WRONG. It‘s very well written. It‘s not in the horror genre but it should be. I‘m STILL scared. This book had me SHOOK basically from the beginning. Review continues in comments ⚠️

BookBumming Definitely worth the read but I will say the ending is VERY open ended. Almost as if there should be a second book but, but I‘m afraid there won‘t be.. it may just be one of those endings that is meant to leave you asking more questions than you began the book with. Ugh. 5mo
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BookBumming @CoffeeNBooks @ProfReader Thanks for the warm welcome!! 📚💘 5mo
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BookDragonNotWorm
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Certain things in this book were a little farfetched, but who cares when the story is so creepy and suspenseful?!?! This is the stuff nightmares (at least mine), are made of. Give me psycho serial killers any day, but the 'perfect' child is too much for me!

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bookishkris
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Wow. This book was craaazy-pants. In some ways totally predictable but at the same time had enough twists and turns that I was surprised by the ending. I don‘t want to say too much because I don‘t want to spoil anything, just read this if you like twisted stories that could be real.

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bookishkris
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Sitting in the car while my bff is at the pharmacy, and I don‘t have anything I‘m currently reading (despite having 4 book apps and 2 audiobook apps on my phone). Picked this at random off my kindle app, and I see from other‘s reviews that I‘m in for a wild ride.

Also: why can I suddenly not add an image?

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Canndor
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It took me a while to get around to finishing this one, not bc of a problem with the book. I just get like that sometimes, but I was determined to do so tonight.
The story was gripping, but I hated the characters, especially Christopher. I found the ending to be unsatisfying too, maybe she intends for there to be a sequel?
@Addison_Reads this definitely had a similar feel as Baby Teeth, you might be interested in it.

Addison_Reads I have this one on my Kindle. I'll have to bump it up on my reading list. 5mo
Canndor @Addison_Reads it was a February Kindle First Read :) 5mo
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rather_be_reading
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WHOA!! What a crazy book!! It held my attention all the way thru. I loved the character development and the attachment i had to them. So many crazy twists and turns but slightly predictable at the same time. AND THE ENDING! OMG! #amazonfirstreads #ebook

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rather_be_reading
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Book 33 of 2019
#ebook #amazonfirstreads

Briget66 Already??!! Good for you!! 📚 6mo
donnishadawson You read so many already!!!! Good for you! 6mo
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maleahrae
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Holy moly, this book was INTENSE!! I started reading it on a whim yesterday on the kindle app when I found myself waiting for kids without my current read in hand and COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! Not because it was an enjoyable read, no... it was so disturbing, yet compelling and I just HAD to know what happened!! Its definitely not for the faint of heart. Proceed with caution...

Marilyncjackson I got this book as my kindle first for the month I hope I enjoy it 😊 6mo
maleahrae @Marilyncjackson just don't plan on doing anything until you finish it! :) 6mo
Marilyncjackson @maleahrae oh good I will start it at work. Can‘t put this book down is a good excuse right? 😆 6mo
maleahrae @Marilyncjackson absolutely! :) 6mo
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Pelican71
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This book was 🍌‘s and a trip to Crazy Town. My friend and I read it this weekend and we couldn‘t put it down until the end. So many red flags 🚩. Social services is definitely over-worked but...wow. Also, the author of the book is a trauma psychologist. This is a Kindle First book, if I remember correctly. Sometimes they can be hit or miss for me.

rather_be_reading omg so crazy! 6mo
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