Book Review: My Perfect Wife by Claire Boyd

Is there such a thing as perfect? Probably not.

Goodreads Blurb

My Perfect Wife by Claire Boyd

I finally have everything I ever wanted. A home with floor-to-ceiling windows, a devoted husband who dazzles everyone he meets, and two angelic children I adore. But as I watch my husband chatting with the girl next door, I wonder if anyone can see the sadness in my pretty pink smile, or hear the scream behind my straight white teeth?

I know I’m crazy to think there’s a hint of desire in his eyes.

I know it’s madness to see a flicker of fear in hers.

I know all this because I’ve been wrong before.

And if I’m wrong again, he’ll try to take my children away.

The party is my last chance to prove to my husband that I’m on the mend, that I can handle something as simple as a drinks reception without snapping under the pressure. It’s all going perfectly until I see something in the swimming pool that changes everything. But if I can’t trust myself to believe it’s real, who will?

A totally unputdownable page-turner about the darker side of love and what really goes on under the surface of perfect-looking lives. Clever and unexpected, this book will have you gripped from the very first page until the dramatic final twist. Fans of The Wife Between Us and The Mother-in-Law will be hooked.

My Perfect Wife Book Cover


My Perfect Wife was not what I expected at all. It took an interesting turn from the start. Usually, in these types of books, the reader knows that the character isn’t perfect but the secondary characters all seem to think so. In this book, we are ALL aware that Elizabeth isn’t perfect. The secondary characters know why and it is up to us, the reader, to find out. A great twist on a story that’s already been told a lot!

The characters in My Perfect Wife make it difficult for the reader to determine what is going on with Elizabeth because they are all so unreliable. Everybody has their own agenda, which means you have to keep guessing what is real and what isn’t. This can something make My Perfect Wife a slow read but the story is intriguing enough to keep going.

None of the characters in My Perfect Wife are particularly likable either, another reason why it is hard to pick a side and make an educated guess regarding what is going on. I feel that sometimes the author does try to push Heather as the character we should like but she fell flat too often for me to do that.

Overall, I enjoyed this domestic thriller with a twist. It left me with a conflicted mind throughout but I like that. It’s great from time to time to read a book that is not all packaged neatly with a bow.

Grab your copy of My Perfect Wife here.

I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley.

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