Jodi Picoult never ceases to amaze me! ‘Picture Perfect’ is another brilliant novel that draws you in completely and shows you a whirlwind emotional journey from the first page to the last!
The book begins as an unknown woman is found in a graveyard…she cannot remember her own name, let alone how she got there! Luckily, she bumps into a local policeman (albeit the day before he actually starts working for the police…) and he looks after her until (much to their surprise…) her husband arrives to collect her. Oh, yes did I mention that her husband is world-famous filmstar Alex Rivers? Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar with the name…neither is Cassie…and she’s the one married to him!
Cassie soon finds herself sucked into the madness of celebrity life and unable to get used to the person that she supposedly used to be. As the story unravels and we get a deeper insight into Cassie and Alex’s relationship…we begin to understand what could have led her to the graveyard that night and why she would want to forget the present and find her true self again.
‘Picture Perfect’ is a fantastic book full of twists and turns and Picoult’s writing keeps you guessing until the very end! It also raises interesting ideas about identity and how easy it is to lose sight of yourself when you’re deeply in love with someone, even if being with them is destructive to yourself.