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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

Perfect Little Lives

By: Amber and Danielle Brown

Narrator: Sandra Okuboyejo, Allyson Ryan Harlequin Audio

ISBN: 9781525805059

Publisher: Graydon House

Publication Date: 12/05/2023

Format: Paperback

My Rating: 3 Stars (ARC)


"A dark and riveting page-turner with an intelligent twist." —Nadine Matheson, author of The Jigsaw Man, on Someone Had to Do It


Simone’s mother was murdered when she was thirteen. When her father was convicted, everything changed. Overnight, Simone went from living in a wealthy white neighborhood to scraping by.

Ten years later, Simone has given up on her dreams and lives a quiet life, writing book reviews and getting serious with her boyfriend. But with a true crime documentarian hounding her for a scoop and a surprise encounter with her childhood next-door neighbor, Hunter, the past seems set on haunting her. And after Hunter reveals that his father and her mother had a years-long affair, Simone is determined to find out who really killed her mother.

Simone is convinced that all evidence points to Hunter’s father, a renowned judge who had everything to lose if his affair—and his nascent love child—came to light. Playing the game from all sides, Simone enlists Hunter’s help in her investigation into his family—whether he realizes it or not. But is she so desperate for closure that she'll risk imploding her carefully rebuilt life?

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"The Browns deliver their trademark mix of steamy sex and social commentary in an easy-to-binge package. This is bound to please fans of Shonda Rhimes."

- Publisher's Weekly on Perfect Little Lives

“Perfect Little Lives is a seductive thriller that tackles contemporary issues of racism and social justice with an engaging storyline. Excited to have these new voices in the genre.”

- L.S. Stratton, author of Not So Perfect Strangers

“What starts as a slow burn quickly heats up when a relentless heroine searches for the truth about her mother’s murder. Family loyalties are tested, and the roller coaster ride descends down a path of domestic secrets intertwined with the lies of the reality they want you to see. PERFECT LITTLE LIVES exposes the truths hidden behind the closed suburban doors in a suspense you won’t want to miss.”

—Jaime Lynn Hendricks, bestselling author of I Didn’t Do It

About the Authors

We’re Amber + Danielle and we’re identical twins (best friends, soul mates, all that) who love writing sexy thrillers that blend suspense and cultural commentary.

We both graduated with Communication/PR degrees from Rider University where we wrote and sat on the editorial staff for the On Fire!! Literary Journal. We then pursued a career in fashion and spent five years in NYC working our way up from interns to assistants to managing our own popular fashion + lifestyle blog. Amber is also a screenwriter, so we currently live in Los Angeles, which works out perfectly so Danielle can spoil her 30 (and counting!) plant babies with copious amounts of sunshine. Our debut novel with Graydon House, SOMEONE HAD TO DO IT, is available now. You can follow Amber (@ambersharelle) and Danielle (@dani_nicbrown) on Twitter.


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