Monday, January 22, 2024

BLOG TOUR - Your Perfect Life



Your life is perfect.’ Anna says, smiling across my dining table. But something in her tone and the glint in her hazel eyes lets me know the comment is laced with jealousy. I sip my wine and smile. Soon she’ll learn that having this life costs more than she could ever imagine…

Everyone thinks I’m living the perfect life. I have my dream job, a stunning apartment, and glamourous friends – who know nothing about my dark past. So I’m shocked when I run into Anna, who I haven’t seen in eighteen years. Everything about her reminds me of the life I’ve left behind. But as her eyes fill with tears and she tells me she’s lost her job and can’t pay her rent, I reluctantly offer her my spare room.

Anna promises she won’t stay for long. But soon, I notice she’s wearing my designer clothes and has dyed her hair to match my exact shade of chocolate brown. As I watch her curled up on my sofa, my blood runs cold. Did Anna really come back into my life by chance? What is she hiding?

Then I receive a chilling anonymous phone call telling me my time is up. Memories of that terrible night that changed everything come flooding back. The flames. The thick smoke. Someone knows what I did, and they want revenge.

But whoever that someone is, they’ve underestimated how far I’ll go to protect my perfect life…



Title:   Your Perfect Life
Author:  Victoria Jenkins
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre: Psychological Thriller 
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:  334
Date of Publication:   January 19, 2024
My Rating:   5 Stars


Anna is jealous of her cousin Siobhan. They reconnect and just like when they were younger, Anna thinks that Siobhan has the better life. A perfect life actually. Anna begins stalking Siobhan’s social media pages. Before long, Anna begins the process of literally moving into Siobhan's life. In fact, when she appears to be in dire straights, Siobhan invites her to become her roommate. Perfect.

As children, the relationship between Anna and Siobhan definitely had its issues. Anna never seemed good enough, not to Siobhan and not to Siobhan's mother. Now that they are adults, perhaps things can be different.

One of them is hiding something from her past. At the end of things, only one might be left alive. Who is it that has a huge secret, and how could the result of that secret possibly life-threatening? I will leave it up to the reader to find these answers, all while watching closely the actions of both Anna and Siobhan.

Victoria Jenkins does not disappoint with this book, especially when she manages to write characters that you simply don't like. Or trust. But that is exactly what makes this story work. You want to see what happens and that is exactly what keeps you riveted to this book page after page. 

If you want a captivating story, a story that keeps you glued to your book, because Your Perfect Life proves to be anything but. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Victoria Jenkins lives with her husband and daughters in South Wales, where her bestselling series of crime novels featuring Detectives King and Lane is based. The first in the series, The Girls in the Water is a top 5 US kindle bestseller. She has an MA in Creative and Media Writing from the University of Wales, Swansea.

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