Perfect Little Children by Sophie Hannah

From the Publisher: "All Beth has to do is drive her son to his soccer game, watch him play, and then return home. Just because she knows her ex-best friend lives near the field, 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 arrives and calls to her children Thomas and Emily to get out of the car.

Except . . . There’s something terribly wrong. Flora looks the same, only older. Twelve years ago, Thomas and Emily were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then. They are Thomas and Emily without a doubt, but they haven’t changed at all. They are no taller, no older. Why haven’t they grown? How is it possible that they haven’t grown up"?

My thoughts: The publisher’s summary of this book enticed me to want to read this book - it isn’t often that I venture into the thriller genre. I must say I wasn’t disappointed. I loved the plot of the book. There were lots of twists and turns in the story which kept me interested throughout. At times I thought I could guess how the story would unfold, but then a new clue would be revealed and I realized I was off base. I loved the idea that the children did not age and the determination of Beth to learn the truth.

A well-developed story which I recommend to those that enjoy a suspenseful read.

Thanks to Edelweiss and William Morrow for the ARC of this book in exchange for the honest review provided here.

My rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5.

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