#amreading – What, Why, While :  The Perfect Daughter by Alex Stone @AlexStoneAuthor  @BoldwoodBooks

What (am I currently reading)?

I am currently reading The Perfect Daughter by Alex Stone a psychological thriller that is out on 19 October 2021 and being pubished by Boldwood Books.    It will be available in paperback, ebook and audio.

Book Blurb (taken from https://www.boldwoodbooks.com/  )


Jess Harper has spent her whole life trying to make her mum, Abigail happy and proud. And everything Jess does, from the clothes she wears, the job she has, the men she dates, are all approved by Abigail first.

The perfect boyfriend…

So when Jess announces that she has a new man in her life – plumber Adam – Abigail is less than impressed. ‘A plumber? Really, Jessica….’ Adam encourages Jess to break free from her mum’s manipulation, can’t she see what’s happening?

The perfect mother….

But Abigail is only doing these things to keep Jess safe, to protect her from getting hurt again…isn’t she?

Or the perfect liar?

Jess, caught in the middle, doesn’t know who to believe or trust. And then Adam vanishes without trace.

Now Jess is the police’s prime suspect and they want to know if Jess really is as perfect as she seems….

A gripping new psychological thriller for fans of Sue Watson, Shalini Boland and S.E.Lynes

Why (have I chosen to read it)?

I am a great fan of psychological thrillers, so when I saw this debut thriller by the great publishers Boldwood, and read the book blurb, I was intrigued and keen to get tucked in.   I notice that the author lives in Dorset, so I’m also hopeful that Dorset – a favourite county of mine, might get a mention. 

While (I  am reading it) 

Pumpkin season has arrived.  There is nothing better at this time of year than a steaming bowl of pumpkin and ginger soup, served with garlic bread.  As its a hassle to cook pumpkins, I find myself suddenly suggesting walks to mountains huts for lunch. 

All the best, Emma

2 replies »

  1. When I was a small child, too young to appreciate working hands, my grandmother would clean the seeds of pumpkins and roast them in the oven for me. So I could eat them. That was autumn.
    A time before healthy food fashions and supermarkets. 🙂

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