Blog Tour: The Perfect Betrayal by Lauren North

March 22, 2019 Blog Tour, Book review 2 ★★★★

Welcome to my blog tour stop of The Perfect Betrayal by Lauren North. I love a good keep-you-guessing thriller and when I saw the mention of untrustworthy characters and dark moments, I couldn’t sign up fast enough to this tour.

Thanks to Random Things Tours for letting me participate and for giving me a book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Blog Tour: The Perfect Betrayal by Lauren NorthThe Perfect Betrayal by Lauren North
Genres: Psychological, Suspense, Thriller
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour
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After the sudden death of her husband, Tess is drowning in grief. All she has left is her son, Jamie, and she'll do anything to protect him - but she's struggling to cope.

When grief counsellor Shelley knocks on their door, everything changes. Shelley is beautiful, confident and takes control when Tess can't bear to face the outside world.

But when questions arise over her husband's death and strange things start to happen, Tess begins to suspect that Shelley may have an ulterior motive. Tess knows she must do everything she can to keep Jamie safe - but who can she trust?

!@#$ CRIME suspense Thriller

First Line of The Perfect Betrayal by Lauren North

“There is a snippet of time, oh so short, when the morphine in my system begins to fade, but the pain is still fuzzy.”

My thoughts on The Perfect Betrayal by Lauren North

When I started reading this book, I became very emotionally attached to the main character. Her story is so sad, and I felt the weight of her depression and sense of loss. Everything from the description of how cold her body felt, the sheer loneliness dripping of the pages and the pent up anger. They all just painted a portrait of grief.

And then we have the sinister, seemingly random and plain old odd events. Which made this a very intriguing read that I wanted to read quickly. About half way through, I suddenly had a strong sense of what was happening. I simultaneously wanted to reread the first half of the book, and also finish the book asap to see was I right! I went with finishing it, and every chapter I read just made more and more sense.

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Even though I guessed the plot, this remained a riveting read, that I couldn’t devour fast enough. And I still want to reread the first half of the book.

Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: four-stars

Who should read The Perfect Betrayal by Lauren North?

I’d highly recommend this to fans of psychological thrillers especially if you like unreliable narrators, palpable tension and emotional plots.  Fans of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn,  Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson and The Secret Place by Tana French should also really enjoy this one.

About Lauren North

Lauren North writes psychological suspense novels that delve into the darker side of relationships and families. She has a lifelong passion for writing, reading, and all things books. Lauren’s love of psychological suspense has grown since childhood and from her dark imagination of always wondering what’s the worst thing that could happen in every situation. Lauren studied psychology before moving to London where she lived and worked for many years. She now lives with her family in the Suffolk countryside.


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