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The Perfect Family: A Novel

Samantha King

ISBN 9781496715357
Publish Date 6/26/2018
Format Trade Paperback
Categories General, Women's Fiction, Kensington
List Price: $15.95
Upcoming June 26, 2018

Relentlessly twisting, Samantha King’s debut novel is a dark and brilliant slice of psychological suspense in which even the happiest family can awake to a nightmare . . .

Maddie Castle is broken. Ever since the tragedy that struck on her twins’ tenth birthday, she’s been trying to fit the pieces together, to get back to the life she led before. Maddie, her husband, Dom, and their children, Aidan and Annabel, lived in a comfortable home on a quiet street in a London suburb. Life was busy and satisfying. They were happy. Weren’t they?

Now, a disoriented and grieving Maddie floats like a ghost through each day, hardly sleeping, eating, or speaking. It’s easier to stay locked in her own head than to torment herself by reliving what happened. And yet, the harder Maddie tries to pin down her memories, the more they slip out of reach. Is her guilt and remorse justified? Is it Maddie’s fault that everything was ripped apart?

Or could it be that the real terror is still to come?

“A beautifully written, chilling psychological thriller. Taut, tense and very clever with twists I didn't see coming.” --Claire Douglas, Sunday Times bestselling author

“A completely gripping psychological suspense that had me glued to the pages and rushing through to the end. It's an edge-of-your-seat kind of read that you can't put down until it's done.” --Jenny Oliver

About Samantha King:

Samantha King is a former editor and a qualified psychotherapist. After her childhood in the south west of England, teenage years spent in the north east and student days somewhere in between, she finally settled in west London where she enjoyed a career publishing other people's books, before going freelance and surrendering to a long time urge to write her own. She lives with her husband and two young children, who inspired her to write her debut novel. An English graduate and lifelong bookworm, Samantha is always fascinated to hear readers’ opinions. You can share yours with her on Facebook @SamanthaKingBooks or follow her on Twitter @SamKingBooks.

Photo Credit: Paul Grice


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