The Perfect Child

The Perfect Child

Title:The Perfect Child
ISBN:9781542040549
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:370 pages

A Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller.

A page-turning debut of suspense about a young couple desperate to have a child of their own—and the unsettling consequences of getting what they always wanted.

Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All that’s missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an instant connection with her, and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their own.

But Janie is no ordinary child, and her damaged psyche proves to be more than her new parents were expecting. Janie is fiercely devoted to Christopher, but she acts out in increasingly disturbing ways, directing all her rage at Hannah. Unable to bond with Janie, Hannah is drowning under the pressure, and Christopher refuses to see Janie’s true nature.

Hannah knows that Janie is manipulating Christopher and isolating him from her, despite Hannah’s attempts to bring them all together. But as Janie’s behavior threatens to tear Christopher and Hannah apart, the truth behind Janie’s past may be enough to push them all over the edge.


    The Perfect Child Reviews

  • Danielle

    I’m okay with not having a happy ending, but an ENDING would be nice. I feel like the book ended in what should have been the end of a chapter. Good book, although I found the husband, Christopher, ...

  • Michelle

    One word to sufficiently describe this book: DISTURBING!!!Dr. Christopher Bauer and his wife, Hannah, have been struggling with infertility for years. Hannah, now 41, has all but given up hope of havi...

  • Bridgett

    I'm not sure I've ever read such a crazy, intense, non-stop, haunting, anxiety producing novel...but only in the best and most desirable way. I didn't want it to end. Once this book has you in it's g...

  • Lola

    This is one messed up book and Janie is one messed up child. You’d think that the more psychological thrillers you read, the less they will affect you. But actually, it doesn’t work like that. If ...

  • ?Misericordia? ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ?????? ????

    A dead meth addict's child being wild proves to be a pretty good read, even though placed far out in the field of unbelievable. I'm not sure where the ending is, though. Do regular 6-year old undernou...

  • Elaine Maynard

    There was a knock on the door, I peeped behind the curtains to see who it was then I didn't bother to write a review after all. ...

  • Elyse Walters

    Audiobook..........narrated by Christine Williams Erin Bennett, Dan John MillerThe three voice narrators kept me interested - really hooked!!!One reviewer compared this to ‘Baby Teeth’. Both books...

  • Monika Sadowski

    Jesus, What I’ve just read?!?! This book is very disturbing but I couldn’t put it down.  My emotions where all over the place because I didn’t know who should I feel sorry for more. I guess all...

  • Aga Durka

    5 Disturbing Stars!!This book will stay with me for a very long time. It was a disturbing and horrifying read but also it was so painfully real that it made my hair stand up on my arms at times. It is...

  • Lisa

    Okay I have been thinking about this book for the past 24 hours as what I am going to write well here it goes it was one disturbing read which I am not sure if I liked it or not. I had a few issues wi...