Perfect Little Lives
SIMONE’S FATHER MURDERED HER MOTHER…OR DID HE?
Simone’s mother was murdered when she was thirteen. When her father was convicted, everything changed. Overnight, Simone went from living in an idyllic cul-de-sac to scraping by in a crime-ridden borough.
Ten years later Simone has given up on her dreams and lives a quiet life, working temp jobs and getting serious with her boyfriend. But with a true crime documentarian hounding her for a scoop and a surprise encounter with her childhood next-door neighbor, Hunter, the past seems set on haunting her. And after Hunter reveals that his father and her mother had a years-long affair, Simone is determined to find out who really killed her mother.
Simone is convinced that all evidence points to Hunter’s father, a renowned judge who had everything to lose if his affair--and his nascent love child--came to light. Playing the game from all sides, Simone enlists Hunter’s help in her investigation into his family—whether he realizes it or not. But is she so desperate for closure that she'll risk imploding her carefully rebuilt life?
With commentary on race, class, and privilege woven seamlessly into the gripping narrative, Perfect Little Lives is as eye-opening as it is immensely entertaining.
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