Perfect Ten - Jacqueline Ward
Reading Challenge Category: A book with a pink cover
Caroline Atkinson is powerless and angry. She has lost more than most - her marriage, her reputation, even her children. Then one day, she receives an unusual delivery: lost luggage belonging to the very man who is responsible, her estranged husband Jack. In a leather holdall, Caroline unearths a dark secret, one that finally confirms her worst suspicions. Jack has kept a detailed diary of all his affairs; every name, every meeting, every lie is recorded. He even marks the women out of ten. Caroline decides it's time to even the score. She will make this man pay, even if it means risking everything...
Wow, I couldn’t put this book down. I needed to know how it ended and whether Caroline got away with everything but at the same time got the justice that she deserved. I felt like I was on tenterhooks the entire time. I kept waiting for her to make a mistake, she was quite irrational in places, and I thought here we go she is going to slip up. However, I was very impressed with the author for not dropping any of the threads, remembering everything and being very meticulous with the details. It was flipping brilliant. I really wanted an early night last night, but I couldn’t put this down and ended up reading until 2 am. There are only a few books that I lose the battle of will power with and this was one of them. Everything that was being discovered was just so astonishing; I couldn’t believe that one human being could treat another in such a way. Yes, I know it’s make-believe, but it doesn’t feel like that when you are immersed in the voice of the protagonist as you are in this book. I was suffering from major anxiety every time she stepped foot in her house. I actually wanted to get my rubber gloves on and start sorting. I would have had a field day! There is no way on earth I could live like that, as soon as I receive an Amazon delivery, it is open, item put away and box with recycling. I struggled even to imagine how bad it could have been. An absolutely brilliant book that I will be recommending to everyone and will be looking up any other psych thrillers from this author!
As I’ve mentioned a few times over on my blog when I chose this book back at the end of December, it had a pink cover. This is the only reason this book was selected as it is for the Reading Challenge ‘a book with a pink cover’. However, they changed it, which is rather annoying. I could have changed my choice for this category, but I really liked the sound of the blurb, and I am so glad I still read it as the book was fantastic. So I scoured the internet and found the below picture depicting what the cover initially looked like (just to prove I’m not making it up!)