Her Perfect Life
Envy, regret, and all the other "what ifs" come together in this gripping novel of women's fiction, great for your next beach read.
Do we ever really know the ones we love? Or do the secrets between us get in the way?
Reclusive Clare Collins crafts her novels like she crafts her life: perfectly. So the world is stunned when the famous author is found dead on a beach from a self-inflicted gunshot—the morning after her latest book hits the shelves.
Her sister, Eileen, is at a loss. Clare led a charmed life: success, mansions, money... Why would she throw it all away?
Because Clare was a sister with a secret. While reading through her Clare's latest—and greatest—novel, Eileen discovers a clue that unravels the fiction of their perfect family and reveals the painful truth.
Suddenly, Clare's enviable life doesn't seem so sparkling, and Eileen must confront the shadows of the past that have hung over them both.
Her Perfect Life is a page-turning debut that reminds us that no matter the success, everyone has secrets. And some are more devastating than others.
Praise For Her Perfect Life…
"In this stunning debut, Rebecca Taylor rivets with a story that unfolds bit by bit, revealing layers that heralds a much more experienced author. I was captivated until the very end!" — Courtney Cole, New York Times bestselling author
"A compelling debut novel of two sisters and how their ties to each other irrevocably change the lives of those they love. I couldn’t put it down!" — Shelley Noble, New York Times bestselling author of Lucky’s Beach and Tell Me No Lies
"A beautifully written and intricate novel that delves into the complexities of sisterhood, relationships, love, and the ties that bind. Through her vivid characters, Taylor doesn't shy away from exploring challenging issues such as grief, shame, and infidelity with great honesty, insight, and sympathy. A very satisfying and emotional journey from an expert storyteller." — Anita Kushwaha, IPPY award-winning author of Side by Side and Caught in a Lie
"Compulsively readable from the first page. Rebecca Taylor weaves an expertly layered story of family secrets and builds the suspense to an almost unbearable pace in this modern story of two sisters." — Kelly Simmons, author of One More Day and Where She Went
"Sisters. Secrets. Suspense. Taylor’s debut is a compelling dual-timeline story that centers around the secrets we keep from those we love, the secrets that are kept from us, and the secrets we keep from ourselves. A page-turner that keeps the reader wanting more until the very last page." — Alison Hammer, author of You and Me and Us
"Debut author Rebecca Taylor spins a superb story of two sisters who, despite growing up together, might as well have been strangers. Secrets, lies, and tragic truths unspoken swirl together through the pages, creating a sophisticated page-turner. It felt like sneaking a read of someone’s fascinating private diary—and being completely powerless to put it down." — A.G. Henley, USA Today bestselling author
"[Her Perfect Life] will command readers’ attention and hearts with this engrossing tale of two very different sisters." — Library Journal
"A thoroughly entertaining page-turner that examines the destructive power of our own false narratives." — Colorado Country Life
Sourcebooks Landmark, 9781728206653, 352pp.
Publication Date: June 2, 2020