'A captivating, suspenseful thriller that draws you in - with a twist that will take your breath away.' TM Logan, bestselling author of Lies
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 understanding and kind, and promises she can help Tess through the hardest time of her life.
But when a string of unsettling events happens and questions arise over her husband’s death, Tess starts to suspect that Shelley may have an ulterior motive. Tess knows she must do everything she can to keep Jamie safe – but she’s at her most vulnerable, and that’s a dangerous place to be . . .
READERS ARE OBSESSED WITH THE PERFECT BETRAYAL:
‘This book floored me!’
‘I’m still holding my breath.’
‘The ending just hit me right between the eyes.’
‘This wasn’t just good, it was amazing . . . jaw dropping.'
‘I was still reading it at 2.30 am!’
‘Wow - that’s the first word that comes to mind.’
‘This is my number 1 book read this year.’
‘Buy this for yourself, you won’t be able to put it down!’
'A heart-rending evocation of grief that packs a devious punch. It left me reeling.' Lesley Kara, bestselling author of The Rumour
'As satisfyingly intriguing and page-turning as you could possibly want.' Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake
'The Perfect Betrayal had my head spinning 360 degrees . . . Brilliant.' Sandie Jones, author of Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick The Other Woman
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Some thrillers grab your attention immediately and keep a furious pace. They’re often terrific, but there’s also great skill to the slow burn. Here, debut novelist Lauren North shows admirable restraint in allowing her insidious tale to deliciously uncoil. She introduces us to widowed Tess, seeking solace in the guidance of grief counsellor Shelley and battling to keep her son Jamie safe from the shadowy forces that throw fresh doubt over her husband’s death. Shelley is a terrific character: razor-sharp, duplicitous and loaded with ulterior motives. We were desperate to establish how Tess’ mysterious “rock” would reveal her true colours…