Her Perfect Life: A gripping (for some) debut #psychologicalthriller with a killer twist by Sam Hepburn #REVIEW



Her Perfect Life

by Sam Hepburn

A twisty psychological thriller for fans of I Let You Go and Behind Closed Doors.

How far would you go to create the perfect life?

Gracie Dwyer has it all: the handsome husband, the adorable child, the beautiful home and the glittering career. The perfect life.

Her new friend Juliet doesn’t exactly fit in. She’s a down-on-her-luck single parent with no money and not much hope.

So just what is it that draws Gracie and Juliet together? And when the cracks start to appear in Gracie’s perfect life, can both of them survive?




Her Perfect Life by Sam Hepburn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m a long time in finishing “Her Perfect Life” hailed as A gripping debut psychological thriller with a killer twist by Sam Hepburn. Is it? I’ll be honest, I struggled to get through this and picked it up several times to start again. It’s not that is it written badly, it just doesn’t sound right when I hear it in my head, which may only be me, but this stilted voice put me off and kept taking me out of the flow. It was disjointed. And if that isn’t bad enough, the plot was confusing and I had to re-read scenes to make sure I’d understood it correctly. This totally saddens me, because I loved the whole idea of this story’s theme, but can’t say I enjoyed the read as much as I had hoped. I’d even worked out the twist in the end…

We hear alternating viewpoints from both Grace and Juliet, whilst there’s a third girl’s point of view that also pops ups randomly through her diary entries. I was intrigued enough to keep reading as the pace did get quicker later on and I wanted to know who this other girl was and how she fit into the picture, but I think by this time I’d already lost interest and just wanted to get to the end. Always disappointing when that happens.

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3 thoughts on “Her Perfect Life: A gripping (for some) debut #psychologicalthriller with a killer twist by Sam Hepburn #REVIEW

  1. Invisibly Me – United Kingdom – Freelance writer & blogger at InvisiblyMe : Live a visible life, whatever your health >>> www.invisiblyme.com | www.facebook.com/invisiblymeblog | https://twitter.com/invisiblymeblog | https://www.instagram.com/invisiblymeblog
    Invisibly Me says:

    Ooooo I like the sound of this, love psych thrillers! Thanks – will check it out! 🙂

  2. fuonlyknew – Voracious reader and love to do reviews. Will review yours! Love Doritos and chocolate. A fan of furry friends. I'm afraid of things that go bump in the night! I do reviews at request when time allows. Prefer print versions but also will do ebooks. If I can stand to let them go, I use some print review copies for giveaways.. Also like doing ARC reviews to promote authors and their books. I encourage authors to comment. My reviews are posted on my blog, Amazon, Goodreads, Shelfari, Smashwords and Barnes&Noble.
    fuonlyknew says:

    It’s hard to enjoy a book when you keep getting bumped out of it. Too bad, as the synopsis sure sounds good.

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