I received The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding from Simon & Schuster Australia via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The Perfect Family is an interesting domestic thriller in which every member of a family who has the appearance of upper middle class perfection hides a dark secret. When the family and their home fall under attack, the family each clings to their secrets with an uncertainty that theirs could be the secret causing the danger they all face.
The Perfect Family is okay. The novel is pretty well written and kept me interested in the plot until the end. Their secrets were all pretty original as far as thriller novels go and I didn’t pick the ending. For me though, it felt like the pace had a tendency to drag which became frustrating in some parts.
I didn’t find any of the main characters to be particularly sympathetic though, which is odd given that they are all being dragged through heck for reasons unknown.
Overall The Perfect Family is a a decent thriller but I wouldn’t recommend it for hardcore fans of the genre.
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