Welcome to my stop on the #ThePerfectVictim blog tour. Huge thanks to Emily Burns, the publisher and Netgalley for my copy and the opportunity to take part.Make sure you follow all the other participating bloggers by following the hashtag to check out their posts but meanwhile I hope you enjoy my review .


Charlie and Emily Swift are the Instagram-perfect couple: gorgeous, successful and in love. But then Charlie is named as the prime suspect in a gruesome murder and Emily’s world falls apart.

Desperate for answers, she turns to Charlie’s troubled best friend, London Herald journalist, Sophie Kent. Sophie knows police have the wrong man – she trusts Charlie with her life.

Then Charlie flees.

Sophie puts her reputation on the line to clear his name. But as she’s drawn deeper into Charlie and Emily’s unravelling marriage, she realises that there is nothing perfect about the Swifts.

As she begins to question Charlie’s innocence, something happens that blows the investigation – and their friendship – apart.

Now Sophie isn’t just fighting for justice, she’s fighting for her life.


It turns out this is the second part of a series the debut being released last year entitled ‘Breaking Dead’. However I have to emphasise that this did not reduce the readability of this book or my enjoyment of it one bit, but in hindsight I would encourage you to read from the beginning.
The perfect Victim is a brilliantly plotted, multilayered and dark crime thriller with so many twists and turns that you are left adrenalised. Every question followed by every reveal is so brilliantly executed that I couldn’t bare to put this book down at any point desperate to read on!
This corker of a plot is character driven and clearly well thought out. It’s tightly woven and and the characters within it are so well crafted that I was engaged and absorbed from the first few pages not only with the storyline but with the people within it.
I dare any reader not to be, the opening scenes are written brilliantly and demonstrate the authors excellent use of the written word and her skill at hooking the reader and drawing them in immediately through her direct, bold and utterly readable use of language. Her writing style is engaging, pacy and packs a real punch! I loved it!
The storyline itself focuses on protagonist Sophie Kent a London journalist who becomes involved in a gritty storyline when a woman’s body is found floating in the murky Thames. As she begins to dig and investigate the story she is shocked to discover that she shares a connection to the man accused of her murder. Realising her long term friend Charlie is the main focus of the murder investigation and prime suspect in his wife’s murder Sophie is determined to dig deeper and begins to uncover truths that shock her. It seems charlie and Emilies marriage was not as it appeared and far from the perfect veneer that they presented to the outside world. Soon and she starts to question everything she ever knew about her friend , Charlie.
Shocking, gripping and fast paced right up until it’s shocking revel The Perfect Victim is the epitome of a great psychological thriller. If you are a fan of this genre like me you will be blown away by this title, I can’t recommend highly enough and urge readers to begin with the first book simply because this ones so incredible I am kicking myself that I don’t
A- discover this author sooner ( much soonest
B- That I didn’t read the first book first!