Welcome to my stop on this Blog Tour for the release of THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND, the debut novel from Karen Hamilton.
I would like to say that it is truly my pleasure to be invited onto this blog tour! Particular thanks to Anne Cater, Wildfire Books and of course Karen Hamilton who gifted me an early copy of THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.
To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;
Juliette loves Nate. She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him.
They are meant to be.
The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back. She is the perfect girlfriend. And she’ll make sure no one stops her from getting exactly what she wants.
True love hurts, but Juliette knows it’s worth all the pain…
So, want to know what I thought?
Something very special is happening in the book world and it’s only going to get bigger and better. The standard of writing coming from debut authors is mind blowing and Karen’s THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND is no exception.
Juliette is one of those characters that you cannot help love and hate. They are so close you wonder what she is doing to your mind! I loved Juliette’s determination. She literally stops at nothing to get what she wants and I admire her willpower! If only I had a smidgen of her motivation – I would be invincible! However on the flip side, she is pretty creepy on the border of scary. Juliette stops at nothing, considers no one and is ruthless in her efforts. All in….she’s a great character!
I have so many questions about Juliette’s past. Something to me just didn’t quite sit right with her story and it’s left me wanting to know more. You find yourself coming up with different scenarios to fit why she is reacting in the way she does. THIS is how you know a book has grabbed you by the goolies without wanting to let go!
If this is Karen’s debut novel…then I am VERY excited to see what she writes next and you should be too!
About Karen Hamilton;
“I caught the travel bug after an early childhood spent abroad (Angola, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Belgium and Italy) and have worked as cabin crew for a major airline. In 2006, my husband and I put down roots in Hampshire and four years ago, I gave up flying to raise our three sons and concentrate on my writing. Now that they are a little older, I’ve begun travelling again (as and when it’s possible) and enjoy exploring places through their fresh eyes.
The Perfect Girlfriend is my first novel (released March 2018). It is a psychological thriller about a sociopathic flight attendant, Juliette Price. The book is rooted in my work experience, but not autobiographical! I realised early on in my flying career, that the moment I changed out of uniform, I became anonymous. It made me think about the identities behind uniforms and work personas and became an idea that would later help create my protagonist.
When Juliette is dumped by her pilot boyfriend, Nate, her dreams of a ‘happy ever after’ are thrown into jeopardy. She vows to win him back, whatever it takes. She surreptitiously embeds herself into his life by adopting a new persona and securing a position as a flight attendant with the same airline. However, these are only the first steps in her master plan as she reveals just how far one woman will go to achieve her dreams.
The novel explores themes of guilt, envy and revenge.”
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