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The Perfect Father by Charlotte Duckworth

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Quercus Books
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About The Book

THE PERFECT HUSBAND . . .
After a difficult pregnancy, Esther is grateful that her husband Robin offers to put his career on hold so that she can return to the job she loves.
But Esther finds leaving her daughter Riley behind more challenging than she’d thought. And soon the new imbalance in her relationship with Robin brings old tensions to the surface.
OR A PERFECT LIE
Then one day Esther arrives home from work to find Robin and Riley are missing. As the police investigate their disappearance, it becomes clear that nothing about this modern-day family is what it seems…
Is Robin the perfect father everyone thinks he is? Or was it all a perfect lie?


My Thoughts

Did you know that a book can be good even if you hate the main characters? Believe me, this it is! Because “The Perfect Father” is not a book to make you love their characters but to hate them as much as Robin and Esther hate each other, their perfect couple façade is so good that everyone believes it, until the day Robin disappears with their little daughter…
I am surprised how much society is obsessed with “perfection”, if we are not perfect we are nothing; perfect family, perfect father…  And Robin seems to be the perfect father, while Esther works he stays at home taking care of the house and Riley until the day he is not there any more.
The story is told between Esther and Robin, between past and present, showing the real secrets and lies of this family making it more interesting and complex.
The story is slow paced but I liked the pace, everything has its own moment with some surprises and difficult situations that will make you wonder what type of society we really live in.
I liked that the author, Charlotte Duckworth, talks about difficult pregnancies, they are not always easy and talking about it seems tabu. It doesn’t mean that the mother doesn’t want to be pregnant or that doesn’t love their children, but they are ill during all the 9 months, not easy, believe me.
This is a book that will get you addicted to the plot and the characters since the first moment, because no one needs perfection, only a little bit of appreciation.
Ready for “The Perfect Father”?


About The Author

Charlotte Duckworth is the USA Today bestselling author of The Rival, Unfollow Me and The Perfect Father. She started her career working as an interiors and lifestyle journalist, writing for a wide range of consumer magazines and websites. Alongside writing, she now runs her own website design studio. She lives in Surrey with her partner and their daughter. You can find out more on her website: charlotteduckworth.com.