Book Review: Perfect Little Children by Sophie Hannah @sophiehannahCB1 @HarperCollins @WMMorrowBooks #PerfectLittleChildren #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #bookreviewer #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: William Morrow

PUBLICATION DATE: February 11th, 2020

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Thank you to the publisher for gifting me an eARC of this novel via Edelweiss to read and share my review.



All Beth has to do is drive her son to his Under-14s away match, watch him play, and bring him home.

Just because she knows her ex-best friend lives near the football ground, that doesn’t mean she has to drive past her house and try to catch a glimpse of her. Why would Beth do that, and risk dredging up painful memories? She hasn’t seen Flora for twelve years. She doesn’t want to see her today, or ever again.

But she can’t resist. She parks outside the open gates of Newnham House, watches from across the road as Flora and her children Thomas and Emily step out of the car. Except… There’s something terribly wrong. Flora looks the same, only older. As Beth would have expected. It’s the children. Twelve years ago, Thomas and Emily were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then.

They are still five and three. They are Thomas and Emily without a doubt – Hilary hears Flora call them by their names – but they haven’t changed at all.

They are no taller, no older… Why haven’t they grown?



A gripping thriller that I enjoyed from beginning to end. I found myself wanting to know what exactly was going on, and why the children didn’t look a day older than they did years ago. That intrigued me and kept the suspense going. I had my own thoughts and ideas of what was going on but I was completely wrong! The suspense, secrets, and many surprises shocked me and I didn’t see them coming at all. I love that in a novel, when it keeps you guessing all the way to the end and this book does exactly that.

An enjoyable read that I would highly recommend.


MY RATING: 4/5 stars

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