The Perfect Father by Charlotte Duckworth [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: The Perfect Father

Author: Charlotte Duckworth

Publisher: Quercus

Publish Date: December 1, 2020

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 3/5

The Perfect Father by Charlotte Duckworth



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

But Esther finds leaving her daughter Riley behind more challenging than she’d thought. And soon the new imbalance in her relationship with Robin brings old tensions to the surface.


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…

Is Robin the perfect father everyone thinks he is? Or was it all a perfect lie?

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Esther is married to Robin, the perfect father. He has put his career on hold while Esther returns to work and he stays home with their baby. When Esther returns home one day to discover Robin and their daughter missing, her world is turned upside down and she questions how well she knew her husband.

Told with alternating points of view and alternating timelines. Both Esther and Robin tell their story, and neither character was all that likable. Unlikable characters can work in a book, but it wasn’t working for me in this one. The plot was intriguing; however, it had some predictable moments.

This is the second book by Charlotte Duckworth that I have read. I thoroughly enjoyed her novel Unfollow Me, so I was excited to read her latest book. While I enjoyed Unfollow Me more, The Perfect Father is still an enjoyable domestic thriller.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books by Charlotte Duckworth:
  1. The Rival
  2. Unfollow Me
  3. The Perfect Father
  4. The Sanctuary

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