Perfect Girls – Alison James

Phoebe. Tiffany. Melissa. They all made one little mistake…

When twenty-five-year-old Phoebe Stiles opens the door to her perfect apartment she doesn’t realise it’s the mistake that will kill her…

The body of the beautiful English girl is discovered months later – dumped behind the back of a department store. But who was the stranger she let into the safety of her home?

As Detective Rachel Prince pieces together the mystery surrounding Phoebe’s death, another young, blonde girl is found brutally murdered and abandoned in the grounds of an old theatre.

In the most dangerous case of her career, Rachel must track down the faceless individual to stop the body count rising. But to uncover the shocking truth, Rachel has to put herself at risk… can she catch the twisted killer, before they catch her?



My review

Be careful who you let into your home …

I have read the previous book as well and this one was as gripping and entertaining.

With some books you need some time to get dragged into the story, others pull you in from the very beginning. This story definitely deserves a place in the latter group.

It’s fluently written and fast paced. The short chapters make you keep on reading one more, and one more, and … even though you really should have stopped to do other (read boring) things like sleeping or eating. The author has you in her grip and won’t let you go before everything is revealed.

I also liked the structure of the book. The author gives us the opportunity to peek inside the culprit’s head and if you want to know what is going on in there, you won’t hear it from me. You will have to find out yourself.

Thank you, Alison James, Bookouture and Netgalley


About the author

I was born in the Cotswolds but spent most of my formative years abroad. I studied languages at Oxford, then became a journalist and author, returning to university after my two children to take a law degree. After a three-year stint as a criminal paralegal, I worked as a commercial copywriter and then a TV storyliner, before coming full circle to write fiction again.