The book I have had the pleasure of reading over the past couple of weeks is Perfect Strangers by Tasmina Perry. Even though this book fits into the usual drama, romance, cliche fuelled category I usually go for in a book, this had a little of something else too which I welcomed with open arms.
The blurb states: When Sophie Ellis is asked to house-sit at a Knightsbridge townhouse, it appears to be the offer of a lifetime. Drawn into the glittering circle of the home’s owner, she meets wealthy American businessman Nick Cooper and is swept up into a thrilling and passionate affair. But when Nick is found dead in his hotel suite, Sophie is suddenly the prime suspect for his murder, and soon realises Nick was not the man he seemed. Racing to find the truth and clear her name, Sophie must elude not only the authorities but also a group of dangerous players who believe Sophie has something that they want. And who won’t stop until she’s caught…
I’ll admit, from the word go, I was excited by this book. Like I said, it does have all the ingredients that make a good girly read but the author added a certain element of thrill into the mix which I loved. I didn’t think this book was going to turn out the way it did and I was pleasantly surprised by that as it’s not often I come across a book where I am left guessing the entire way through. What I mean by that is, I genuinely did not know what would happen next and it pained me to put this down every night. I couldn’t wait to pick it back up again!
I also felt like the development of the main character, Sophie, was done really well and the introduction of the other characters was done very subtly, making it easy for me to keep up with everyone. In my last book review here, I mentioned that there were so many characters introduced all at once, it was really hard to keep up with who was who but I didn’t feel like that with Perfect Strangers. Overall, this was a good read and I would recommend it. I have read other books by Tasmina Perry and as an author, I can’t fault her at all.
I’m pretty sure this also comes in a paperback version but there’s something a little luxurious about a hardback. I don’t normally go for hardbacks as I like to keep my reading material as light as possible but I ordered this from Amazon for about £3 so you can’t sniff at that really can you!
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My next read: I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
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