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Revenge is a dish best served frozen

Elizabeth has just completed a metamorphosis, emerging as Juliette. She’s now a flight attendant, a career she has chosen for a bit of a sinister reason. Was it really because she’s obsessed with her ex with a lengthy ploy to get back closer to him? 

Seems a bit bizarre and far-fetched, but then this is a mystery novel taking a dip into the dark side. Everyone’s got a dark side, and this may just be on the cusp of psycho serial stalker.

Juliette needs more friends. There is hardly anyone left from her old life...the life she put on hold for Nate Goldsmith.

“Revenge is a dish best served cold, and mine is going to be frozen.”

So, here’s the Coles Notes version of what has happened since Juliette broke up with Nate about 6 months ago. She enrolled in a program to begin a begin a new career as a flight attendant. Wait, did I mention that her ex is a pilot? Now you probably can guess where this is going.

But the tall lengths she’s gone through, and the elaborate plan she mapped out with microscopic precision, will no doubt shock you. It’s simply outrageous. And yet, it’s plausible. The layers of psychotic behaviour traverse deep into the dark corners of the human soul. A possibility, rather than an impossibility. And social media could be an accomplice to the crime.

Even though they haven’t had any contact since they broke up, Juliette is still able to keep tabs on Nate. It is the era of high tech after all. Thanks to the Internet, Facebook, and some spy apps, paired with age-old stalking techniques, is all it takes to be as masterful as a CIA agent. 

What makes this an intriguing read is that it is plausible. Everything from the character herself (and she’s quite insane), to the tactics she uses to track the whereabouts of her ex, is (scarily) believable. Juliette could be the colleague who sits next to you. A great book for the beach vacation, or curled up in front of a fire.

Blog Post by Shilpa Raikar, who believes in the power of storytelling to connect readers, and strives for diversity and inclusivity. 

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton is published by Harper Collins. Copy provided by Harper Collins Canada

Review by @SukasaReads (a division of @SukasaStyle)