Today, I'm delighted to be part of the Blog Tour for Nuala Ellwood's new psychological thriller The Perfect Life
HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO BE SOMEONE ELSE?
Vanessa has always found it easy to pretend to be somebody different, somebody better. When things get tough in her real life, all she has to do is throw on some nicer clothes, adopt a new accent and she can escape.
That's how it started: looking round houses she couldn't possibly afford. Harmless fun really. Until it wasn't.
Because a man who lived in one of those houses is dead.
And everyone thinks Vanessa killed him...
Well, this book really got me guessing as to which way it was going to go as Vanessa's life was gradually revealed in a series of Then and Now chapters.
We first meet Vanessa when she is taken in for questioning to the local police station and from then on the story veered one way and then another - I thought it was very skilfully written.
This psychological thriller is fast-paced, unexpected in places and a very, very good read.