Sophie Kent is a journalist whose friend and colleague Charlie Swift is a murder suspect. Charlie and his wife Emily appear to be a loving couple, and Emily, whose blog and instagram sites have a huge following, wants their marriage to be as perfect-picture as her fantasy.
Sophie desperately wants Charlie to be innocent, but as he fails to come forward and details accumulate, both Sophie, friend and confidante, and Emily, the steadfast wife, begin to see fault-lines opening everywhere.
Intense and suspenseful, I didn't see where this one was going and had a number of surprises along the way. Corrie Jackson deftly moves back and forth from the present, to the weeks before the murder, and to Charlie's childhood. This could have been complicated and confusing, but somehow worked.
The Perfect Victim keeps you wondering exactly who the perfect victim is. I changed my mind more than once. Jackson's twists and turns kept me enthralled.
Crime/Psychological Suspense. Nov. 16, 2017. Print length: 448 pages.