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Perfect Girl
Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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 LuptonZoe 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."
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I‘ve only read one of her books, Burnt Paper Sky (known as What She Knew, in the US). This one‘s still sitting prettily on my shelf.

#ayupaugust #perfect

squirrelbrain Sounds interesting!😁♥️👍 6mo
Cinfhen I recall seeing this title!! Well played 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
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AmyLarge
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Mehso-so

Hmmm... A slow start with this one, made more challenging by the fact that I just DID NOT like Zoe in the slightest, and found her mother even more infuriating!! Even when you know more of the back story, I just couldn't warm to her. The side story about her aunt and Zoe's old lawyer just seemed diversionary and packed a lot of purpose. Not a favourite, I'm afraid, and the conclusion became an easy one to guess....

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Myhusbandhatesreading
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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Not bad, not bad...I give it 3.5 ⭐️

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Ashley85
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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I‘ve been slowly reading this book for over a week now 😬 and I‘m trying to stick with it because I am a bit intrigued. However I‘m not even halfway through and I‘m already like “Ok already, just tell me what happened!” Has anyone read this?

C.Perone I haven't read this, but I hate that feeling of trying to decide to bail on a book or not 😕 10mo
Ashley85 @C.Perone Yesss, That‘s exactly the feeling! 10mo
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GirlWellRead
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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Told in multiple POV—Zoe, Tessa and Sam—Macmillan's novel explores the complexities of relationships. The characters were well-developed and engaging. While not a seize-you-by-the-throat, heart pounding thriller, it's more of character study/psychological thriller. Macmillan's pace is spot on, she reveals just enough to secure interest and move the story. She tasks her reader with unravelling the dysfunction—it's a slow burn, but worth it.

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StephanieGeiser
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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Library book sale - #bookhaul Part 2

TheBookKeepers Nice hauls! I adore library book sales!! 2y
LauraJ Ok, your library book sale was sooooo much better than mine. 2y
StephanieGeiser @LauraJ This is the first year I‘ve actually been able to make it to this one so I can‘t say if this is normal. I would‘ve walked out with far fewer if it wasn‘t for the $5/box deal they had going on. All of this fit in 1 box so the whole stack was $5! 2y
rather_be_reading awesome! 2y
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brutalbookworm
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
Mehso-so

Ok writing. Some parts felt forced and that they didn‘t need to be included. I might try her again.

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Tdumatrait
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
Mehso-so

Wasn‘t as intense as I thought it would be. It was good, but a bit slow. Maybe I just wasn‘t in the mood to deal with another parent telling me their child was perfect.

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Rubyfreckles
Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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This was pretty good and I didn't guess the ending .. Although it was totally plausible.

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Miss_Kim
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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So I was in Walmart yesterday and curated this Ike of books. I wanted to make one with males but couldn‘t find even one similarly titled book. Hmmm...

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Eggs
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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#mounttbrchallenge
I like Gilly mysteries

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 2y
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Drnkpnkprincess
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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I was hoping to finish this last week, but I‘ve been SO busy the past few days these last 100 pages have had to wait... maybe I‘ll be able to keep my eyes open long enough to finish one more chapter 😴📚

Nighty night #littens

Lyn-Mara I really enjoyed the ending to this one! 2y
blondie I have this one on my shelves. I'm so excited to read it. I hope you're enjoying it!☺ 2y
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KendallMorganHall
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This was my third Gilly Macmillan book. It wasn‘t my favourite, but I think that is just because I liked What She Knew and Odd Child Out so much. I love how readable Gilly Macmillan‘s books are. I‘ve never taken more than three days to read one. And they are filled with twists you don‘t see coming.

Jess7 I own both The Odd Child Out and What She Knew and haven‘t read them yet! I enjoyed this one though. What did like better about her other two novels that was better this one? Also - which one of the other two did you like better and why? I want to read one of them soon. 🤗🤗 2y
KendallMorganHall Hi Jess. I think the characters in her other two books are better developed and the books themselves are more original. I liked Odd Child Out the most, and that happens to be the one I started with, however What She Knew is the first book in the Jim Clemo series so that seems to be the more logical place to start. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. I hear she has a fourth book coming out this year. I‘m so excited! 2y
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Petull
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Zase trošku jiný příběh, než na který jsem u tohoto typu knih zvyklá. Takže příjemné překvapení. Za mě palec hore.? “A little different story than I‘m used in this type of books. Was be it very pleasant surprise for me. Thumbs up.”

#perfectgirl #interesting #suspenseful #book #detectivestory #likeit

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NatalieR
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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Not a holiday read, but I finished it today while preparing some Christmas eats. This is a good mystery/suspense story involving a gifted teenage piano player and her second chance life. Her mother is murdered following her piano concert. What happened? Who did it? is how the story unfolds.

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Trina_L
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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Current situation !

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Trina_L
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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In my opinion 😉☺️

ReadingSusan For sure! 2y
Trina_L @readingsusan 😁❤️👍🏻 2y
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Melissa_J
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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#ThrillerThursday Here are a few of the thrillers hanging out on my shelves. Of those pictured, I've only read Fierce Kingdoms. The rest are #stillinmyTBRpile 🤷🏻‍♀️

#awesomeautumnbooks

BekahB I have a few of those too! Also still unread. 😄 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm wondering if The Perfect Stranger is good 🤔🤔 2y
LeahBergen But they look pretty sitting there. 😉 2y
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Jess7 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I liked The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda 2y
Jess7 Of your books, I've read I loved The Perfect Girl and liked both The Perfect Stranger and All the Missing Girls 2y
Andrew65 Just finished The Widow by Fiona Barton at the weekend which I really enjoyed. Next I will be targeting 2y
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DrexEdit
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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Mehso-so

These books aren't related except that I finished them at about the same time & found them a bit disappointing.
The Perfect Girl reads fast but jumps around to much, goes down pointless dead ends, then wraps up suddenly.
A Gate at the Stairs is written beautifully but I never did figure out what the author was writing about. It seemed more like connected short stories than a novel & we didn't really end up anywhere.

A "meh" rating for each.

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Hooked_on_books
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Panpan

I recently started reading B&N readouts books and love the idea of daily installments. But, alas, I thought this one was awful. Whisper-thin plot which took too long to develop and flat, one-dimensional characters. Then it veered into melodrama near the end and wrapped up too quickly and simply. Not for me.

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Read4life
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This was August's #BNReadout and I really liked it.
I already have another book by Gilly Macmillan on my nook. I liked the writing, the story and the characters. I cared about many and disliked others. But disliked in the way that draws you into the story.
Zoe is a talented young pianist who has to live with a horrible past. She and her mom are keeping secrets from their new family. Turns out they aren't the only ones.

sprainedbrain Yay for a good selection on Readouts! 👍🏻 2y
Jerdencon Been reading this one too... thought it was one of the better stories they've had. 2y
Magpiegem Thank you thank you thank you! I've been trying to remember the name of this books for months after hearing about it on a podcast and then not being able to find it again! What a relief not to be trying to draw it out of my brain anymore- phew! 😄 Looking forward to hearing what you think of it. 2y
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Read4life @Magpiegem I definitely recommend it. I enjoyed it and if it wasn't the BN Readout where you only get a few chapters a day to read I probably would have read it in just a few days. 💙📚 2y
Magpiegem @read4life I'm going to sound stupid but what is the BN Readout? 2y
Read4life @Magpiegem Not stupid at all. If you have a nook or the nook app you have access to it. Each month B&N picks a title for its Readout. It's a free read where chapters or sections are made available each day until you've read the entire book around the 25th. You can start anytime but you can only read up to the current download. No reading ahead. It stays up until the last day of the month so you have days to finish. 2y
Magpiegem Ah I see! Thank you for explaining... I'm off to download an app! 😄 2y
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sprainedbrain
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Pickpick

I *may* have stayed up until midnight tonight specifically so that I could read the last chapters of this month's B&N Readouts. Most of the time, the Readouts are not really enticing to me, but I loved this one from the start and couldn't wait for the next selections. I was invested in the characters, and I'm not thrilled with how things ended up for one of them, but overall enjoyed the book. I plan to look for more by this author!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Read4life I'm staying up to finish it, too. 🤓 2y
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Read4life
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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#HumpDayPost by @MinDea

1. Our first mom/daughter vacation. Virginia Beach, VA
2. Mushroom Swiss burger with extra pickles
3. Tie between Alaska and Amsterdam
4. The Perfect Girl (eBook), Exposed (audio), Before I Fall (eBook), Devotion of Suspect X (physical book)
5. ALL (see #4)

MinDea Hope to see you join in on #BookToScreen discussion for Before I Fall at the end of the month! 2y
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NikkiRobson73
Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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This was on my to read list so I was excited to see it was this months selection for Barnes and noble readouts which is a neat program they pick a book and release chapters daily and you have till the end of the month to read it takes a little longer to read it if you're a fast reader waiting for the release of the chapters but it will save a few bucks from buying it

JoeStalksBeck I started this a few days ago . It's pretty damn good 2y
DrexEdit This one is actually on my #TBR list. Thanks for the tip! Looks like I've got some catching up to do! 😊 2y
NikkiRobson73 Yeah so far I'm liking it and I'm caught up so I'm waiting for the Next chapters to be released ! Lol 2y
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sprainedbrain I am loving this one! Sometimes I stay up past midnight just to read the new selections. 😂 2y
tpixie Cool! I haven't heard about these readouts! Do you find it on the website? 2y
NikkiRobson73 I have the nook app it was on there but I sure it's on the website also 2y
Read4life I'm loving this one, too! 🤓 2y
Jerdencon I've been reading this too! I'm always excited for the 1st of the month to see what the next book is! 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Having breakfast with this 📚 book. Started this book yesterday. Was skeptical but I'm really enjoying it!

Read4life Reading this now too. Liking it so far. 2y
Eggs Such a lovely experience---breakfast (or any meal) and book! I do this frequently but forget to compose and snap a photo. Nice photo capture!! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Read4life ❤️ @eggs agreed! I'm not quite coordinated for it but I'm practicing lol 2y
Jabberwocky God I love reading over breakfast. My fiancé seems to think it's 'rude' and 'antisocial' though ? 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Jaberwocky I know the feeling 2y
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Read4life
The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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This is a great idea so many Littens are using. Thanks, @Jess7 for sharing the ease of www.myfreebingocards.com
Time to work on my massive #tbr list (and make room for new books 🤓)

Bambolina_81 I have Before the Fall is the exact same place on my bingo card 😃 2y
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sprainedbrain
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'If I was going to be über-dramatic (vampire-romance fans: be alert! This is your moment!), I would say that his eyes were wells of tears.'

I can't remember being this entertained by a free B&N Readouts book! I can't wait for the new chapters each day. It's not really a funny story at all but this line cracked me up... and I could be called a vampire-romance fan. ?

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blondie
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I moved into my apartment.
I just quickly put my books away though. I may organize them better eventually.

Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 2y
SilversReviews Nice book shelves. 2y
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Read4life
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Reading The Perfect Girl for free as this month's Serial Read on nook and the nook app. I'm really enjoying it so I purchased What She Knew today on my nook for 99 cents. Then tonight I got the eARC of Odd Child Out.
Looks like I may have found a new author to read. 🤓

monkeygirlsmama I need to check this author out. To Do: Reinstall Nook Ap 2y
Jess7 I love her! 2y
MyNamesParadise Love your collage there! I listened to the perfect girl and really enjoyed it!! 2y
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Captivatedbybooks
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#freeread This is this month's free read on the Nook App under Serial Reads. The book will run till the end of August. Every month there's a different book.

monkeygirlsmama I did not know this. I maybe need to reinstall the app. Thanks! 2y
Captivatedbybooks @monkeygirlsmama no problem some of the books are really good. 2y
Librariana I'm with @monkeygirlsmama - Thank you for letting us know about it, @captivatedbybooks! The premise sounds intriguing. 2y
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kspenmoll Thanks! Did not know about this Nook feature- obviously not reading my messages! 😬 2y
sprainedbrain I'm really loving this one! 2y
Coleen I enjoyed this one. 2y
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sprainedbrain
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The B&N Readout this month is pretty interesting so far! Free to read on Nook or the Nook app. 😉

Jerdencon I'm liking it so far too 2y
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Jess7
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My picks for the #BackToReading Challenge, Day 2: #FollowTheClues are pictured above, including #ThePerfectGirl - Zoe is a 17 yr old genius, musical prodigy. 3 yrs ago, she was involved in a tragic incident that left 3 classmates dead. She served her time, and now her mother is resolved to keep that devastating fact a secret. Tonight Zoe is giving a recital, which must be the performance of her life, but by the end of the evening, her mom is dead.

JoeStalksBeck ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️‼️ 2y
monkeygirlsmama Ooh that book sounds good. Stacking. 2y
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Read4life
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The Nook Serial Read for August is The Perfect Girl. Read it free on your nook or the nook app. 📚🤓

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MyNamesParadise
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this story! The audio for the woman narrator was a lot lower than the audio for the man narrator so when it would switch, it was a shock a lot of the time. First of Gilly Macmillan that I've read & I'd read her other books in a second!

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dawnsworldblog
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Pickpick

I stayed up late finishing this one as I was desperate to know how it ended though I have to say I found the ending a little disappointing, almost as if it was hurried and so all tied up too neatly. I liked the character development but felt a few parts were too obvious to make this a thriller as such. Despite this I did still really enjoy this book though.

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Jess7
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#17 Vacation Reading ☀️📚I read Amy Gentry's #GoodAsGone and Gilly MacMillan's #ThePerfectGirl on vacation this year and I highly recommend them. Both were quick, suspenseful, easy reads for the beach. #ReadingWomenMonth @thereadingwomen

Ms_T Beautiful view! 3y
Sydsavvy Love the puppies! 3y
Jess7 Thanks @Sydsavvy they're miniature schnauzers. Ages 5 and 10. (edited) 3y
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Jess7 @Karkar my mini schnauzers are in this top photo. I'll have to post one of them closer up later 3y
Karkar @Jess7 what a beautiful picture! 3y
Jess7 @Karkar thank you 3y
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Cityofamber
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Mehso-so

I was so disappointed in this book. It was extremely average and not much stuck out. I don't feel super connected with the characters. I don't see the point of Sam's POV, and I'm not sure how I feel about the ending. 😬

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BookDragonNotWorm
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Mehso-so

I really liked the other book by this author, "What She Knew." It had a great twist that I never saw coming and impressed me enough to give this one a try when I came across it. This one was good, but pales in comparison to the other. It felt mundane and erred towards the predictable. The characters weren't as vivid. It was good, but not in a way that makes you remember the author's name, like her other one was.

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LaurenReads
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A pretty good novel, I enjoyed the tense scenes and unknowns in situations. I thought some parts were a little weird - Sam's part especially- I struggled to see how his perspective fit in. #litsyreadingchallenge #girlinthetitle

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Jess7
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Perfect spot on vacation to read #ThePerfectGirl when the windy breeze picked up on the beach. #paradise #beachdreams #captivatingread #latergram

kspenmoll Gorgeous photo! Long to be there! Welcome to Litsy!!!!! 3y
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Santafecatfish
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Linda and I are enjoying some down time this Sunday night.

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kaykay521
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Good book with an interesting plot and compelling characters. I stayed up wayyyy too late last night finishing this one 😊📚.

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Bookladylinda
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This was a good story and my first by this author. I liked the pace of the book and the characters. The one thing I didn't like so much was the ending, maybe the book could have been e bit longer for a different ending but I dint think the current ending took away from the book. I look forward to reading more books by this author. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️#LitsyPartyofOne

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Bookladylinda
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Started a new audiobook, pretty good so far.

JoeStalksBeck I need this! 3y
Bookladylinda @GoodallBookHaul it's good so far! 3y
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KimmyM
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My bookshelves are beyond full but I need to find space for these books somewhere!! #booknerdproblems

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MyBelovedLittleBooks
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Mehso-so

I had high hopes for this book, but am feeling a bit let down. I find I didn't really care for any of the characters. I felt sympathy towards their situations, but overall didn't feel much of anything towards them. I also feel as if Sam was a pointless character. His chapters seemed irrelevant to the story, almost like space filler. Overall, it was a decent story and held my attention, but I believe it fell flat.

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MyBelovedLittleBooks
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Twin cuddles and "The Perfect Girl" on my Kindle! ????

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LiteraryinLititz
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Mehso-so

This was a decent but not noteworthy mystery. Neither the story nor the storytelling impressed me, but it was a fast read that had some suspenseful moments and some intriguing characters. Glad I read it but I won't tell my friends they have to.

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