Title: Her Perfect Life
Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan
Publisher: Forge Books
Publication date: September 14th, 2021
I’ve read Ryan’s last two thrillers and both times I couldn’t predict what was going to happen. Her Perfect Life was no different – I did not see the big twist ending and had no idea what was going on until everything was revealed, which I’m sure was the plan.
Her Perfect Life is told in multiple POV’s with some flashbacks from one POV. Lily is a successful tv journalist, Greer is her producer, and Cassie is her long lost sister who went missing when she was 18 and Lily was 7. When Lily starts getting tips from Mr. Smith, an anonymous person who helps her with stories, she becomes even more successful. But when Mr. Smith starts to bring Lily and Greer into the investigation into Cassie, and reuniting Lily’s daughter with her father – the situation gets a lot more personal. What happened to Cassie all those years ago?
I will always read Ryan’s thrillers/mysteries. They are exactly perfect for me, not too dark, edge more to the domestic side, and always have an unforeseen twist. I’m not afraid to sleep at night afterwards but they make me stop and think back through the story to see what foreshadowing I missed that got us to the end result. This book is also coming out at the perfect time, with spooky season starting soon.
I did feel like the end wrapped up more quickly than it should have, from all POV’s. I would’ve liked an epilogue to see where everyone is say 6 months later. But I am historically a huge fan of epilogues so that may just be a me thing!
Thank you to Forge Books and Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.
Happy reading, folks!