I stayed near the conference and had started a novel the day before I left, so decided to bring it along and get through a few chapters in the evenings. Wowza...I couldn't stop at just a few chapters! This book was so terrifically suspenseful and intriguing, that I had to finish it late last night.
The Perfect Girl is a story that takes place over less than 24 hours and is told from the point of view of several characters. It mostly centers around Zoe, a gifted teenage musical prodigy with a criminal past that haunts her. In the beginning, we find Zoe just about to perform for the first time in her "Second Chance Life" alongside her new stepbrother, who is also a skilled musician. By the end of the first chapter, however, we learn that Zoe's mother doesn't survive the evening.
"In the aftermath, everyone - police, family, Zoe's former solicitor, and Zoe herself - tries to piece together what happened. But as Zoe knows all too well, the truth is rarely straightforward, and the closer we are to someone, the less we may see."