The Perfect Son

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frightening and shocking debut novel of psychological suspense about a recently widowed wife, her young niece, and the lengths she 'll o to in order to bring him safe.

When Tess Clarke wakes up in hospital the day after her son Jamie 's eighth birthday, she 's sure of these hings: She 's been stabbed, her on is missing, her brother-in-law and her grief counselor are involved. But no one is listening to her.

After her usband, Mark, died suddenly in a horribl accident a few onths late, the nly thing keeping Tess together is Jamie. As they struggle to make sense of their new life without Mark, they find joy in brief moments of normalcy like walking to school and watching television together. Life is hard without Mark, but Tess has Jamie, and that 's what matters.

But there in the clinic, confused and surrounded by people who wo n't isten, Tess ’ s world falls apart. To help her daughter, she must piece together what happened between Mark 's death and Jamie 's birthday, but the truth might just be too much for her to bear.
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Published August 13th 2019 by Berkley Books (first published March 14th 2019

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Unknowingly, her 7 year old son Jamie, ( not unnaturally) misses his daddy terribly, but an of them know how to express their grief without anger- both of them drowning in their loss.Grief counsellor Shelley Lange is enlisted to help Tess through those tough first few onths, but she quickl becomes more than a counsellor when Tess begins to look on her as a cousin, and they begi to spend more and more time together, with Shelley cooking for the three of them when Tess is unable to do onl the most menial of household chores- such is the depth of her unhappiness.

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Tob has been at a loss since the death of her usband and struggles to keep things together for her daughter.

Why does it as if she ca n't trust anyone? The perfect son was a book on the slower side for me- at least the beginning was.

I eel this was anothe ook that kept building but at a much slower pace, but once that ending.

I just wanted the book wer that punch the entire way through.

It ’ s a slower burn with a surprise/shocking ending.I think a reader needs to e in he mood for a slow burn.

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Jess and Jamie are developed with so much heart, you migh ’ t help but love and care for them.Overall, I found The Perfect Son to be an interesting and compelling character-driven mystery.I received a complimentary copy.

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Of course the Police are there asking questions but ...... Jamie isn ’ t there, where is he? There ’ s a lot going on and Tess mother things she needs counselling, grief counselling.

And how is she going to pay this? Shelley becomes her kind of go between and Tess comes across Shelley whispering to Ian many a time.So Tess starts to write things down.

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Yes, it was enjoyable but the plot was something I 'd read o many times before and it was obvious/predictable and it ’ s even that twisty.

Explaine in variou POV, 1st person, it ’ s a standalone novel and contains flashbacks.

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