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‘Compulsively readable and with an ending you will not see coming’ WOMAN & HOME
‘A real thrill ride’ HEAT
‘The perfect read. Surprising and original’ LESLEY KARA
‘Masterful . . . a great twist’ HARRIET TYCE


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?

Doctor Foster meets Gone Girl‘ BP WALTER

‘A real thriller of a ride with a twist I did NOT see coming’ NIKKI SMITH

‘An emotional and intelligently written thriller’ ELISABETH CARPENTER

‘Had me hooked from the first page’ RUTH HEALD

‘Realistic, gripping, emotional and distinctive’ NICOLA MOSTYN

‘Unpredictable, tense and engrossing‘ REBECCA FLEET

‘I love Charlotte’s dark, messy takes on modern relationships’ CLAIRE MCGOWAN

‘Fresh, thrilling and packed with unstoppable tension’ LAUREN NORTH



‘Deceit, ambition, suspense and betrayal: this book has it all’ *****

‘Gripping and nuanced’ *****

‘Totally twisty, dramatic and addictive’ *****

‘The best thriller I have read this year’ *****


Unpredictable, tense and engrossing, The Perfect Father will challenge your perceptions of parenthood and keep you hooked from the first page to the last
Rebecca Fleet
Modern, smart and fast-paced, this thriller had me hooked from the first page
Ruth Heald
I absolutely loved The Perfect Father! A real thriller of a ride with a twist I did NOT see coming
Nikki Smith
I loved this book. The Perfect Father is an emotional and intelligently written thriller. The twists are so expertly woven in, that at times I had to pause to let them sink in. Highly recommended
Elisabeth Carpenter
I love Charlotte's dark, messy takes on modern relationships, and this is no exception
Claire McGowan
I absolutely LOVED The Perfect Father! Such realistic, well drawn characters, gripping emotional plot twists (that also feel rooted in reality) and a really distinctive story style
Nicola Mostyn
Doctor Foster meets Gone Girl. Tense, twisty and deeply unsettling
BP Walter
The Perfect Father is the perfect read. Such a clever book. Surprising and original
Lesley Kara
Abandoned my responsibilities to finish The Perfect Father today. Such a cleverly woven, timely thriller that covers a number of complex themes without ever dropping the pace
Amy Heydenrych
An unputdownable thriller! The Perfect Father is fresh, thrilling and packed with unstoppable tension. I will be raving about this book for ages
Lauren North
I sped through it. Masterful handling of timelines and a great twist - very much enjoyed
Harriet Tyce
A real thrill ride
Smart, compulsively readable and with an ending you will not see coming, there's nothing about this gripping story that fails to satisfy
Woman & Home