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the fact thatfact that reviewers were saying what an amazing climax there was something they didn t see coming so right from the start because I wasn t sure which way this one was heading I was continually second guessing The narrative encouraged me to view various characters with suspicion and I imagined different scenarios being Dark Alchemy (Dark Alchemy, played out that might explain why it had such an impact on other reviewers but I in company with others never saw that twist comingMy thanks to Netgalley and Random House UK Transworld Publishers for my ARC I have given an honest unbiased review in exchange 35 STARSA cleversychological suspense thrillerThis is the author s debut and it reminds me of the writing of BAParis or Louise Candlish a bit It even reminded me a little of one book in articular I mostly enjoy their books as wellThe way it starts with Tess Clarke in the hospital with a fuzzy memory was very intriguing to me My curiosity had the best of me and I had to know who stabbed her and where her eight year old son was She was very concerned about his whereabouts and the olice were waiting to interview herReally enjoyed the structure of inserting the Die fremde Stadt: Breslau nach 1945 police interviews and the chapters that described before her accident The chapters were labeled as a countdown to her son Jamie s eighth birthday There is some tension some suspense and an emotional aspect that was thoughtrovokingThe ending was unpredictableI was guessing and had different theories throughout which would make this a great group readLooking forward to the author s next bookThanks to Berkley NG for my review copy Out This was a worthwhile read for me although I would not say it is among the best in the sychological thrillersuspense genres I happened to guess correctly early on as to which direction the author was going to go so that was slightly disappointing but the story as a whole was compelling and without a doubt worth my timeA few months ago Tess s husband Mark died and she has been struggling to keep things together for the sake of their son Jamie The day after Jamie s 8th birthday Tess wakes up in a hospital bed She doesn t know much other than she was stabbed her son has gone missing and her brother in Law Ian And Her Ian and her counselor Shelley are responsible for everything The story flips back and forth between the resent time as Tess struggles to recall what happened on Jamie s birthday and the The Dreamer Wakes (The Story of the Stone past few months as I have had so much on in real life as I started this book that I ve been eager to get back to it I hadn t been able to read the secondart of the book for 2 weeks Unheard of by me but there you goTess has a son Jamie both are grieving the loss of her husband Jamie s dadThis starts off with Tess waking in ICU she has stab wounds Of course the Police are there asking uestions butJamie isn t there where is heThere s a lot going on and Tess mother things she needs counselling grief counselling We are introduced to Shelley Shelley seems very helpful too helpful Ian is her late husbands brother who comes to tell Tess he wants his money back that her husband borrowed She knows nothing about this and is astounded at the amount And how is she going to Rivers Last Longer pay thisShelley becomes her kind of go between and Tess comes across Shelley whispering to Ian many a timeSo Tess starts to write things down Is she going slightly mad with griefThere s aerson who keeps ringing her following herShould she feel afraidThis was bloody amazingThe ending was jaw droppingly amazing I didn t know where this was goingI reeled from this stunning climax. Television together Life is hard without Mark but Tess has Jamie and that's what mattersBut there in the hospital confused and surrounded by eople who won't listen Tess’s world falls apart To save her son she must iece together what happened between Mark's death and Jamie's birthday but the truth might just be too much for her to bea. 35Tess is living a Her husband Mark died suddenly and she just can t ull herself out of her deep grief Tess is determined to keep everyone at bay The distance the better Just going to cocoon herself in her home with her son Jamie in hopes of starting the healing rocessThen comes a knock on the door Shelley is a grief counselor bringing with her a glimmer of hope Maybe there really is a chance for recovery and new life But soon Tess is ointing her fingers at everyone Fearing everyone is trying to take something from her Does Shelley want to steal her son Is her brother in law Ian after her husband s life insurance Can she trust anyone Is she just becoming The Wedding Redux paranoidThis is a debut thriller for Lauren North And while I thought her writing was captivating and held my interest throughout I unfortunately had all the twists figured out nearly from the start So it missed its magic as a shocking thriller for meI will be watching for Lauren North s next releaseThank you to Goodreads Giveaways and Berkley Publishing for an advanced copy to read and review READ IT THE END Seriously I would leave it at that but better say about this top notchyschological thrillerTess and her son Jamie are grieving the loss of their hubbydad after a Rolling Thunder plane crash To say Tess is distraught is an understatement and so her Mum involves a grief counsellor Shelley she is amazingtoo amazingwho is she really and what does she wantIan hub 35 StarsTess was suffering from depression caused by her husband s death He died in alane crash a few months earlier Now it s just Tess and Jamie their sonThe day after Jamie s eighth birthday Tess woke up in the hospital she was stabbed and Jamie was missing Her memories were disturbed she just knew that her brother in law and her grief counselor were involved How did she get there How did it come to thisWell this is a very slow Ye Castle Stinketh: Could You Survive Living in a Castle? pacedsychological thriller but unfortunately nothing new Yes it was enjoyable but the lot was something I d read so many times before and it was obviouspredictable and it s not that twisty The first half was focused o This book was engrossing heartbreaking and compelling I made the mistake of starting it at 900PM and 200 bleary eyed ages later I could barely lay it downThat being said I don t know if this is so much a thriller as a deep dive on grief and letting goTess is lost in the days after her husband is killed in a commercial Bootie and the Beast plane crash caused byilot suicide leaving her to raise 8 year old Jamie alone Like a hoenix from the ashes comes Shelley a social worker who seems too good to be truebecause she isChilling harrowing haunting This was a captivating mystery Tess Clarke wakes up in the hospital just after her son Jamie s birthday the day before She has been stabbed and now her son is missingTess husband Mark assed away in an accident a few months ago and taking care of Jamie is the only thing getting her out of the bed in the morning They lean on each other through their grief and it s been working okay for them all things consideredNo one is listening to Tess now though and her world is completely obliterated She is trying her best to figure out what happened between Mark s death and Jamie s disappearance before it s too lateThe Perfect Son is a captivating story with an enthralling remise I had to know what happened To Jamie To Me Jamie To me was mystery than sychological thriller and that s ok because I was so invested in the characters Tess and Jamie are developed with so much heart you can t help but love and care for themOverall I found The Perfect Son to be an intriguing and compelling charac. 10 hours A disturbing and shocking debut novel of sychological suspense about a recently widowed mother her young son and the lengths she'll go to in order to keep him safeWhen Tess Clarke wakes up in the hospital the day after her son Jamie's eighth birthday she's sure of these things She's been stabbed her son is missing her brother in. Ter driven mysteryI received a complimentary copy All opinions are my ownMany of my reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom Waking up in the hospital after her son s eighth birthday Tess is confused and doesn t understand what is going on She s been stabbed her son is missing and no one appears to be listening to her Tess has been at a loss since the death of her husband and struggles to keep things together for her son Why does everyone in her life seem to be against her Why does it as if she can t trust anyoneThe Motivational Perspectives on Chronic Pain perfect son was a book on the slower side for me at least the beginning was The blurb talks aboutsychological suspense and I guess I did want this to be a bit suspenseful and to move just a little bit faster I feel this was a book that kept building but at a much was a book that kept building but at a much ace but then that ending Whew The ending was the ayoff I have to say I did not figure that one out It was a shock I just wished the book had that None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing) punch the entire way through This one didn t wow me as I had hoped until the ending It s a slower burn with a surpriseshocking endingI think a reader needs to be in the mood for a slow burn It s obvious that something isn t uite right but what Is Tess beingaranoid Are Puta people reallylotting against her Is her grief affecting her 伝説の勇者の伝説 5 出来心の後始末 perceptions She has suffered a tragic loss her son is her reason for living So who stabbed her Where is her son Why is no one helping herEnjoyable book that had me wanting for most of the book then BAM that ending Sigh it wasowerful and I wish the entire book would have felt this way for me I will be reading of North in the future as she shows a lot of Killer Games promise with this debut novelThank you to Berkley Publishing group and NetGalley whorovided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own Tess is struggling to come to terms with the untimely death of her husband Mark in a lane crash Meanwhile her 7 year old son Jamie not unnaturally misses his daddy terribly but neither of them know how to express their grief without anger both of them drowning in their lossGrief counsellor Shelley Lange is enlisted to help Tess through those tough first few months but she soon becomes than a counsellor when Tess through those tough first few months but she soon becomes than a counsellor when Tess to look on her as a friend and they start to spend and time together with Shelley cooking for the three of them when Tess is unable to do even the most menial of household chores such is the depth of her grief Although Tess is still in a very dark lace she begins to look forward to Shelley s visits and in addition Jamie enjoys her company too and for someone as shy as he is with strangers that s a really big dealThere comes a time though when Tess starts to become suspicious of Shelley s motives she can see that Shelley and Jamie are becoming a bit too close to the oint where Jamie obviously refers Shelley s company to his mum s Shelley lost her son a few years ago and Tess believes she s forming an attachment to Jamie that borders on obsession trying somehow to replace her loss Tess s brother in law Ian starts calling at the house too and as Tess and he have never got on she imagines that Ian and Shelley are somehow involved in Cocksure plotting against her and she fears that thelot involves Jamie She s seen them interacting in an overly familiar way when they thought she wasn t watching and she knows they were discussing her One thing s for sure Tess is in for some frightening times aheadThe author s Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry (Bold Women of the 18th Century, portrayal of grief is just heart wrenching thelot is full of suspense clever and beautifully written and it had me. Law and her grief counselor are involved But no one is listening to her After her husband Mark died suddenly in a terrible accident a few months earlier the only thing keeping Tess together is Jamie As they struggle to make sense of their new life without Mark they find joy in brief moments of normalcy like walking to school and watching.