Lucinda Berry – The Perfect Child


A Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller.

A pause-resisting debut of suspense about a young couple desperate to have a child of their own – and the unsettling consequences of getting what they always wanted.

Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All thats missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an instant connection with her, and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their own.

But Janie is no ordinary child, and her damaged psyche proves to be more than her new parents were expecting. Janie is fiercely devoted to Christopher, but she acts out in increasingly disturbing ways, directing all her rage at Hannah. Unable to bond with Janie, Hannah is drowning under the pressure, and Christopher refuses to see Janies true nature.

Hannah knows that Janie is manipulating Christopher and isolating him from her, despite Hannahs attempts to bring them all together. But as Janies behavior threatens to tear Christopher and Hannah apart, the truth behind Janies past may be enough to push them all over the edge.

Author: Lucinda Berry
Narrator: Christine Williams, Erin Bennett, Dan John Miller
Duration: 10 hours 15 minutes
Released: 19 Jan 2003
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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Loved it! Original, well written and excellent narration. This story captivated me so I literally could not put it down! I rarely write reviews but I had to share as soon as I finished. Do not start this book unless you have plenty of time! I literally stood up until 6:00 a.m. to finish it despite the fact I am working today. Like this one since childhood. I listen to audio books everyday and was just starting to get a bit jaded by how similar so many of the stories I have been listening to. Then I listened to this story and I am excited to “read’ again. I’m not going to say anymore because I don’t want to give anything away, but I highly recommend this book even if this is not your typical genre as it was not mine.