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A regény megjelenése óta megjárta a Washington Post és az Amazon bestsellerlistáit, 350 ezren olvasták (az egyik legtöbbet olvasott könyv a Good Reads-en).

A regény megjelenése óta megjárta a Washington Post és az Amazon bestsellerlistáit, 350 ezren olvasták (az egyik legtöbbet olvasott könyv a Good Reads-en).

THE PERFECT CHILD by Lucinda Berry

A tense thriller about a couple who brings a disturbed child home to live with them, THE PERFECT CHILD will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. THE PERFECT CHILD was released by Thomas & Mercer through our Amazon First Reads program on February 1, 2019.

Sales Highlights

· A Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller

· Reached over 350,000 readers

· A “Most Read” book on Goodreads

Press Highlights

· The New York Times included THE PERFECT CHILD in their “New and Noteworthy” roundup, saying “there was one book that kept me reading, the sort of novel I can’t put down”

Foreign Deals

· Croatian—Deal in negotiation

· Polish—Filia

· Russian—Deal in negotiation

Customer Feedback

Over 1,200 5-star customer reviews on Amazon.com

Reviews for the Book

“A mesmerizing, unbearably tense thriller that will have you looking over your shoulder and sleeping with one eye open. This creepy, serpentine tale explores the darkest corners of parenthood and the profoundly unsettling lengths one will go to keep a family together—no matter the consequences. Electrifying and atmospheric, this dark gem of a novel is one I couldn’t put down.” —Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author

“A deep, dark, and dangerously addictive read. All-absorbing to the very end!” —Minka Kent, Washington Post bestselling author

About the Book

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.

About the Author

Dr. Lucinda Berry is a trauma psychologist and leading researcher in childhood trauma. She uses her clinical experience to create disturbing psychological thrillers, blurring the line between fiction and nonfiction. She enjoys taking her readers on a journey through the dark recesses of the human psyche. If she’s not chasing after her ten-year-old son, you can find her running through Los Angeles, prepping for her next marathon. To hear about her upcoming releases, visit her on Facebook or sign up for her newsletter at https://about.me/lucindaberry.