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Imperfect Women by Araminta Hall

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Orion Books
Rating: 3’5/5
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About The Book

Nancy, Eleanor and Mary met at college and have been friends ever since, through marriages, children and love affairs.
Eleanor is calm and driven, with a deep sense of responsibility, a brilliant career and a love of being single and free – despite her soft spot for her best friend’s husband.
Mary is deeply intelligent with a love of learning, derailed by three children and a mean, demanding husband – she is now unrecognisable to herself and her friends.
Nancy is seemingly perfect: bright, beautiful and rich with an adoring husband and daughter – but beneath the surface her discontent is going to affect them all in terrible ways.
When Nancy is murdered, Eleanor and Mary must align themselves to uncover her killer. And as each of their stories unfold, they realise that there are many different truths to find, and many different ways to bring justice for those we love…


My Thoughts

Friendship is something to treasure and take care of, because if you don’t do it, in the moments of need instead of friendship you’ll find enemies.
This is the story of Nancy, Eleanor and Mary; they know they don’t have a perfect life but they love to pretend that they have until the one day in which Nancy appears dead, murdered. Of course their life as they knew will change, starting from trying to discover what happened the last night Nancy was alive, did she meet with the mysterious lover? Or did she return home and confront the suspicious husband? Are Eleanor and Mary so free of guilt as they seem to appear or are they hiding something?
This is a story where it’s not difficult to doubt of everyone, none of the characters seem clear and all seem to have some secrets hidden from their “friends”. Having said that, expect twists and surprising revelations as the story progresses, but always remember that no one is perfect and sometimes as much as we want to wish for it, the truth is difficult to hide.
This is a book that will keep you guessing through all the pages, to discover the truth before it’s revealed and stop hating the “husbands” in this story. Because I didn’t “love” the main characters of the story, they have their faults but I really hated their husbands! I am not sure if it’s what the author wanted or was my personal opinion, but really, all of them could be much happier if they were single! I will not elaborate, I will let you decide what to do with them when you finish the story. 😉
This is a dark psychological thriller, with an amazing plot and strong characters that will intrigue you since the first page. Ready?


About The Author

Araminta Hall has worked as a writer, journalist and teacher. Her first novel, Everything & Nothing, was published in 2011 and became a Richard & Judy read that year. Her second, Dot, was published in 2013, and her third, Our Kind of Cruelty, in 2018.