October 13, 2021

The Perfect Family

The Perfect Family

by Robyn Harding

Published August 10, 2021
by Gallery Books

Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Thriller

I love books where dirty secrets risk not only the secret keeper’s safety, but that of those around them and this book was filled with them!!

The Adler’s love looking like they are the perfect family. The fancy car (leased), the newly renovated home (over budget), the intelligent daughter (skipping school and engaging in risky online sexual behaviors), the athletic son (dropped out of college and suffering from PTSD), and the happy marriage (Thomas may be having an affair and Viv may be a kleptomaniac). But all four of the Adlers are keeping secrets that could ruin them and are putting them all in danger. When their home and family become the targets of increasingly annoying and ultimately dangerous pranks, any one of the Adlers and their bad behaviors and secrets could be to blame.

The novel is written from each perspective of the family. I thought Harding did a great job giving each family member a unique voice and I loved that she teased us with the secrets for a short while but didn’t keep us in the dark for too long.

As the harassment escalated, it really seemed like any one of the Adlers could be responsible for causing it. Ultimately, I was totally surprised, though I did feel there were some loose ends and unanswered questions. I’m also not sure that all readers will appreciate the ending but I kind of liked it!!

This was a really fast read that I couldn’t put down. The short chapters and alternating voices kept me hooked and I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough. This was my first novel by Harding and I’m excited to check out more!

Thank you to Gallery and NetGalley for the copy of this novel.

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