The Perfect Girlfriend
By: Karen Hamilton
Graydon House (U.S. & Canada)
Publication Date: 03/26/2019
My Rating: TBR YOU’VE NEVER READ A LOVE STORY AS TWISTED AS THIS. 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...
If you love someone, set them free.
If they come back, they're yours. If they don't, make them.
Official Book Description
The Last Mrs. Parrish meets Fatal Attraction in this riveting, voice-driven domestic suspense novel about a woman who will stop at nothing to reclaim her ex-boyfriend, including training as a flight attendant at the airline that employs him.
Juliette has everything going for her: she’s young, pretty, and driven, and she’s training for an exciting new career as a flight attendant.
The darkness in her past doesn’t matter, because she’s moved beyond all that, and she’s building a great new life for herself—one that will impress her ex-boyfriend, Nate, who left her in a foolish moment of commitment-phobia, one that he surely regrets now. But he’ll be so proud of her once he sees how much she’s grown. And he will see her. After all, he’s a pilot at the very same airline where Juliette is training.
What kind of man wouldn’t appreciate the effort Juliette has taken to win Nate back? She cleans his apartment when he’s not there, and makes sure to leave all his favorite foods in the fridge. It’s only a matter of time before he leaves his airheaded new girlfriend and realizes Juliette is the only one for him.
He will realize it. Juliette will make sure of it. After all, she is the perfect girlfriend.
A Note From the Publisher
Bella and Nate. For better, for worse. For richer, for poorer. In sickness and in health. Until death do us part.
“AN ADDICTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER... UNHINGED.” — RED ONLINE
“BE PREPARED TO PUT YOUR LIFE ON HOLD” — GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
“You don't often come across a character who is both sociopathic and compelling. Buckle your seatbelts, you're in for a very bumpy ride . . . “—Sunday Mirror
“An addictive psychological thriller . . . Unhinged” —Culturefly
“This debut is compelling” —Red
“Grabbed me and wouldn't let me go... Taut, funny and outrageous” —Isabel Costello, author of Paris Mon Amour
“Beautifully written, a compulsive read. Compelling from start to finish” —Amanda Robson, author of Obsession
“The perfect holiday read... Just watch out for the cabin crew!” —Holly Cave, author of The Memory Chamber
“Brilliant and terrifying” —Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
“I genuinely couldn't put it down - Juliette is such a compelling character. Totally gripping and thrillingly different. I loved it” —Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request
“One of the best twisted narrators I've ever read. Perfect indeed!” —C.J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
“So addictive it should come with a warning” —Alice Feeney, author of Sometimes I Lie
“A brilliant example of how to master voice, and a protagonist, Juliette, who is terrifying!” —Ali Land, author of Good Me Bad Me
“Chilling” —Daily Express
About the Author
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. Read More