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Perfect Family
Perfect Family
Author: Pam Lewis
Pony Carteret — the lovely headstrong youngest member of the Carteret family — has always been a strong swimmer. So when she is discovered drowned at the family's summer home on Lake Aral, Vermont, her red hair tangled in an anchor chain and her baby abandoned on shore, her family is stunned by disbelief. — As the police conduct t...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743291460
ISBN-10: 0743291468
Publication Date: 4/21/2009
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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luvbooks avatar reviewed Perfect Family on + 126 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
The storyline moved slow with the developing of character background. It kept my interest but some of the background was repeated more than once throughout the book and it wasn't necessary. I enjoyed her previous book "Speak Softly, She Can Hear" much better.
brandyjp avatar reviewed Perfect Family on + 58 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I liked the premise of the story, it was interesting. I have read two books by this author now and I think I just don't enjoy her writing style. I find it at times repetitive and rambling. There were some twists in the story line, but if you pay the least bit of attention you will see them coming a mile away.
k9kutter64 avatar reviewed Perfect Family on + 167 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This story was good...a little slow. I enjoyed her previous novel more.
Leigh avatar reviewed Perfect Family on + 378 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
**spoiler alert**

Upon reading the description of this novel, I expected a surface-thriller with a mystery and action and a characters who served no purpose other than to propel the plot; this was my "fluff" book. It was anything but. Pleasantly surprised by the depth of most of the characters, I mourned the loss of that crazy, younger sister, Pony. I felt like I understood (as much as I was able) what the unexpected loss of an immediate family member felt like. This family, rather than falling apart, grew closer together.

I suspected a mystery surrounding Pony's death. I suspected the family wasn't as perfect as they appeared. Through a tragic loss, the perfect world unraveled and the reader sees the result of years of lying and deception. What was unique about these particular lies and deceptions was that the person who caused them was dead and unable to defend or explain herself. The family was forced to reevaluate their memories of their mother/wife/sister.

One of the final scenes, set in Idaho's Salmon River, made me uneasy and certainly made me request that my husband never kayaks again. Three and a half stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were very interesting and there were twists and turns in the plot that made the book impossible to put down.
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readinggranny avatar reviewed Perfect Family on + 87 more book reviews
Pony the youngest of the Carteret family is discovered
drowned at the family summer home and her baby in his playpen on shore. Her hair was discovered tangled in an anchor chain belonging to a raft. She was the best swimmer and knew the rules about being near the chain without a swimmer hat so what happened? What thought to be a perfect family turns out that there were many kept secrets.
As the secrets come to light can the family over come them and continue to accept and love one another
reviewed Perfect Family on + 11 more book reviews
I wasnt sure if I was going to enjoy this book because it started off slowly but once I got into it I was able to enjoy it. As I was reading it I had an idea what was going to happen so I wasn't totally surprised at the turn of events. This authors' other novel, Speak Softly She Can Hear, is much more enjoyable though.
lauren-s avatar reviewed Perfect Family on + 16 more book reviews
This book was a very interesting book. It is a mystery and keeps you on the edge. It keeps twists and turns on every page. I was not disappointed. This is a good book about who is true family....
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The book kept my attention until the end. Very good read.