Published: March 10, 2016
To everyone who knows her now, Zoe Maisey – child genius, musical sensation – is perfect. Yet several years ago, Zoe caused the death of three teenagers. She served her time. And now she’s free.
Her story begins with her giving the performance of her life.
By midnight, her mother is dead.
The Perfect Girl is an intricate exploration into the mind of a teenager burdened by brilliance. It’s a story about the wrongs in our past not letting go and how hard we must fight for second chances.
It took me forever to get into this book and I found it very convoluted and was indeed surprised by the ending but I still only gave it a three out of five stars.
Zoe’s step-brother, Lucas, had written a script for a movie/play where he revealed that his father abused his mother before she died. Right before the concert, Lucas had emailed the script to Maria and Zoe as a warning that his father was dangerous. Maria had kept Zoe’s criminal past from Chris and he found out about it the night she died. It was Lucas who accidentally pushed Maria down the stairs, but he recorded everything on his cell phone. Zoe convinced him to turn the video in and say that Chris was the murderer. It worked. The cops arrested Chris.
Sorry about the spoilers but if I hadn’t already read it, I would NOT read it. I really hope the next book I read by this author is better. To me, this one was a “bit of a time-waster”.