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Publisher's Summary

The perfect husband....

After a difficult pregnancy, Esther is grateful that her forward-thinking husband, Robin, offers to put his career on hold so that she can return to the job she loves.

The perfect father.... 

Robin flourishes in his new role of stay-at-home parent, but Esther finds leaving her daughter behind to go to work more challenging than she'd thought, and soon the imbalance in their relationship brings old tensions to the surface.

A perfect lie?

Then one day Esther arrives home from work to find Robin and Riley are missing. As the police investigate their disappearance, it becomes clear that nothing about this modern-day family is what it seems....

Was Robin the perfect father everyone thought he was? Or was it all a perfect lie?

Told through the dual perspectives of Robin and Esther, The Perfect Father explores the complex relationships between husband and wife, parent and child, revealing that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems....

©2020 Charlotte Duckworth (P)2020 Quercus Editions Limited

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  • valerie
  • 24-02-2021

Different

This has been the season of books entitled Perfect X (you fill in the blank). It is a different story that starts very slowly, and slowly gains speed. The premise is very unbelievable, but I enjoyed the story.

RECOMMENDATION; READ IT

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  • GCR
  • 30-01-2021

Interesting view points from characters

A twist to the story I didn't expect. Characters are well developed and interesting.
A good listen.

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  • Tawny Hurst
  • 07-04-2021

ALL KINDS of messed up! 👨💃👶 👩😈

Domestic & psychological thrillers are my drug of choice 💉, and I scrolled past this one several times. The reviews weren’t great, and I wasn’t in the mood for a gamble. I finally gave in (since basically NOTHING decent has been released lately), and I’m reasonably glad I did. These complicated, deep thinkers grab me, even if they are a little slow.

I don’t want to spoil any surprises (there’s a lot to unwrap 🎁), but I will say that this messed up, woeful tale somehow manages to be somewhat believable. The emojis in my title might give you a little clue 😉.

🎤 The narrators aren’t going to set the library on 🔥 with their talent reading of this book, but they are not at all annoying or hard to listen to. They did the job they were hired for well.

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  • alli100
  • 08-12-2020

Brilliant! Twists & turns keep you reading.

Brilliant book, brilliant narrator, highly recommended. Lots of twists & turns keep you reading. Already looking for my next Charlotte Duckworth book.

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  • Mary D
  • 07-12-2020

Thoroughly enjoyed

Well written, well crafted, well read. Particularly liked Katherine Press. One of the best readers I’ve come across. A compelling listen.

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  • MissyG
  • 10-12-2020

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I Really didn’t enjoy this at all ,overly sentimental, predictable and bland Sorry 😐
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  • J. Whitelaw
  • 27-03-2021

The Perfect Father

Not the best audio book I've listened to but the story was ok and I'm glad I stuck with it. The narrators made it more enjoyable.

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  • AC
  • 14-03-2021

The best book yet by this brilliant author

Incredibly gripping and so astutely observed. The relationship between Robin and Esther is painted perfectly and in such detail that’s it’s completely believable. It’s also an exceptional portrait of the issues posed by toxic masculinity.

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