'Robyn Harding is at her twisty, devious best with The Perfect Family, a novel that peels back the veneer of suburban perfection to expose the decay beneath. A propulsive, constantly surprising read that both entertains and chills – and makes the reader question whether they really know not only their neighbors, but their own family. From the opening page to the shocking last line, I was hooked.'
– Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of The Girls Are All So Nice Here
'Unsettling and darkly sublime, Robyn Harding deftly explores twisted family dynamics and devastating secrets in suburbia in this stunning novel that will shock readers by the final page. The Perfect Family explores a perfect family’s perfect façade, and how even perfect lies can become perfect nightmares. A mesmerizing, compulsively readable thriller, this one smoulders from the first page to the last.'
– Christina McDonald, author of The Night Olivia Fell
'Edgy, diabolical and completely suspenseful! The talented Robyn Harding peels back the sleek facade of suburbia to show its disturbing reality – and all the dangerous (and sometimes heartbreaking) secrets that even loving families keep from each other. Incredibly cinematic and jaw-droppingly devious, this book will have you turning the pages as fast as you can.'
– Hank Phillippi Ryan, author of The First to Lie
'In The Perfect Family, Robyn Harding wields deep community ties like a garrote and redefines terror in suburbia. Breathless pacing and an inescapable sense of menace make Harding's latest an absolute must-read that will scare the hell out of you as only Harding can. This one's a stunner.'
– P. J. Vernon, author When You Find Me
'Robyn Harding has long been one of my favourite, must-read authors, and The Perfect Family is another example why. Brilliantly layered, fabulously developed and interesting characters, and twists and turns galore all made for a compelling read I couldn't put down. Add to that Robyn's wry wit and dark sense of humour that made me laugh out loud, and this is definitely a summer hit. I loved it!'
– Hannah Mary McKinnon, author of Sister Dear
'Harding creates powerful character studies, reflects on societal expectations from a variety of viewpoints, and ramps up unmanageable chaos in a tale that is unforgettable on many levels. The small cast allows the author to present thoughtful interior monologues as each character considers their actions and responses and makes adjustments before the next event comes along and rearranges our understanding of everything. Readers ready for a roller coaster ride of guilty admissions peppered with red herrings and actual clues pertaining to the crimes committed will read straight to the end. A great choice for fans of Celeste Ng, Gillian Flynn, and Liane Moriarty.'
– Booklist (Starred Review)
‘The brisk plot takes several clever twists before building to a shocking act of violence. Harding is sure to win new fans with this one.’
– Publishers Weekly (starred review)
'This twisty, addictive suspense novel about a perfect family’s perfect façade will keep you turning pages until you’re done. And just when you think all the loose ends have been tied, there’s one very explosive ending.'
– Better Reading
'It will make you question how well you really know your neighbours, and the members of your own family. Dark and unsettling.'
– Karen Hardy, The Canberra Times