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Publisher's Summary

The deadliest secrets lie closest to home… 

Mackenzie, Robin and Lily have been inseparable since college. Twenty years on, they all live in the same neighbourhood with their perfect homes, perfect families, perfect lives. 

But in their idyllic suburban town, no one truly knows what goes on behind closed doors. For each of these women is crumbling under the weight of a secret, a betrayal, a lie. 

And when the worst happens, will the unbreakable bond of their friendship survive, though it’s started to fray at the edges? 

One dead husband. Three women with motives. And they’re all best friends who have each other’s backs – or do they?

A sharp, twisty and utterly addictive suspense novel that is perfect for anyone who loved Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, I Invited Her In by Adele Parks and The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine.

©2020 Pamela Crane (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"I loved One Perfect Morning! It's so well written, with sharply observed characters and the kind of fast-paced, twisty plot that keeps you turning the pages...." (Debbie Howells, Richard & Judy best seller)

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Poorly constructed and unbelievably stupid

These are some of the most unlikeable characters I've ever encountered - actually way beyond unlikeable, they are truly horrible, toxic people. Their husbands are no better. The story does nothing to convey a genuine friendship between these women, let alone a special bond. And there is no reason for us to be cheering them on or wanting anything good to happen to them.

The worst offence is this story covers some incredibly serious and triggering issues - sexual consent, rape, spousal abuse - not to mention murder. And the ludicrous nature of the story, the unrealistic way the characters speak and react to everything that happens, undermines these serious topics. And then the book starts to get preachy, trying to convey important messages about women and their "voice", particularly relating to abuse. I found it offensive and eye-roll worthy at the same time. I was literally rolling my eyes at the end, the absolutely absurd ending, the way the different stories are resolved and the ultimate message of the book.

Even the structure doesn't work well. Each woman's story is told in first person, making it hard to keep track of who is saying or experiencing what, with random third-person accounts of their children, and sprinkled with stories from the past which supposedly explain their current attitudes and behaviours.

This is the worst book I've bought through Audible. Just dreadful.

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  • 31-01-2021

Started well, then..... it all went downhill.

Incredibly irritating. But well written. Narrator excellent. Feminist, formulaic, predictable. Not for me. Some might like it.

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  • 05-12-2020

twisty and thrilling

really enjoyed this story. meaty drama kept me wanting more. didn't expect the end. would recommend

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