O if those are triggers for you then I suggest passing this one by I m not sure I ve ever read such a crazy intense non stop haunting anxiety producing novelbut only in the best and most desirable way I didn t want it to end Once this book has you in it s grips it won t The Berlin Airlift let go I started it this morning anditerally could not put it down My poor husband probably feels deprived Having received The Perfect Child free as a Kindle First February option I honestly didn t have high expectations These freebie books are hit or miss for me Sometimes they re decent sometimes they absolutely stink and sometimes they slowly mesmerize you with their intensity and unparalleled chaosThe Perfect Child was ike thatI was absolutely mesmerized The characters particularly Hannah were so beautifully tragicshe felt very real to me I could relate so very much to her feelings her anxietiesvirtually everything Having said that at times I also felt frus Audiobooknarrated by Christine Williams Erin Bennett Dan John MillerThe three voice narrators kept me interested really hookedOne reviewer compared this to Baby Teeth Both books deal with a mentally troubled childBut where Baby Teeth was Fiction Nonsense In Which Several nonsense in which several my friends who are child therapists agree Baby Teeth being way out in eft field one which few therapists vouch it s realistic ualities in which a young child expresses she wants daddy to kill mommy while watching them have sex The Perfect Child was written by a child trauma therapist I thought it was very plausible from beginning to end The child s behavior was disturbing but realistic she had been severely abused by her birth mother making us have tons of empathy as to just how hard every single day is for everyone The child and new adoptive parents The Perfect Child is than a disturbing story its an ongoing chronic nightmare of a storybut also FASCINATINGThe ending was weak but the rest of it had me curious as to what s the solution How does a couple raise help and support a severely emotionally disturbed child How does a child who has been soooo traumatize heal How much can you expect fromloving responsible adults The child in this story Janie had unpredictable and unbearable tantrums She finger painted with her own poop broke toys killed an animal was manipulative controlling hurt other children and had extreme attachment displacement disorder Her new adoptive parents were willing to do everything possible to
Rehabilitate The ChildWith Every Type Of Therapy Imaginable And Their the childWith every type of therapy imaginable and their oving attention But Janie made it extremely difficult to succeed Anyone who has worked with children social workers teachers pediatric medical doctors nurses parents foster care parents or have adopted a child might consider reading this book I suggest the AudiobookMuch respect for author Lucinda BerryShe knows what she s doingTerrific psychological character study of all the main characters. Owning under the pressure and Christopher refuses to see Janie’s true natureHannah knows that Janie is manipulating Christopher and isolating him from her despite Hannah’s attempts to bring them all together But as Janie’s behavior threatens to tear Christopher and Hannah apart the truth behind Janie’s past may be enough to push them all over the edg. .
E enough But that night the softest sound unhinged me making me wonder if a Janie ike figure was waiting for me outside the bathroom door Needless to say I am happy to be done with this book Lucinda Berry the author is a doctor SO SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE S TALKING ABOUT SHE she knows what she s talking about She what s normal and what isn t She knows what can drive a person crazy I would be terrified of her but she actually ooks really nice And despite the amount of manipulation in this story
is a Soul Drinker (Soul Drinkers, lot of humanity It startsike a horror movie and then turns into a happy romantic comedy before settling on drama and suspense and mystery until the end What I Foxmask (Saga of the Light Isles, liked most was how wrong I was about everything You think you know what will happen who will die and how they will die but turns out you have no detective skills because your assumptions are 5 km away from the truth The format of the ending if that makes sense is an odd choice on the author s part But I am satisfied and relatively impressedBlog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin Christopher was a blind IDIOT I can t tell you howivid he made me How can a supposed intelligent DOCTOR be in such denial And do you want to know what else infuriated me The fact that Hate the way I ended my rant Then you And His Letters Grew Colder ll hate the way the author ended this book One word to sufficiently describe this book DISTURBINGDr Christopher Bauer and his wife Hannah have been struggling with infertility for years Hannah now 41 has all but given up hope of having children untilA young girl is found abandoned and walking alone through a parkingot covered in blood malnourished and once examined is found to have multiple old and new bone fractures none of which have ever been treated Once thought to be a toddler it turns out after surgery that she is actually 6 years old Christopher being an orthopedic surgeon is the one to perform the many surgeries she reuires and from here he keeps a close vigil on young Janie When it comes time for Janie to be released from the hospital and entered into the foster care system Christopher is just beside himself He ever so casually brings up to Hannah the idea of them taking in Janie After all this may be the blessing they have been waiting for Hannah is reluctant but nevertheless agrees and from here their ives will never be the same again We have alternating chapters between Christoper Hannah and Piper Janie s social worker and they all work beautifully to move the story forward The entire time your reading you know that it is eading up to something big but that reveal doesn t come until the Three Short Ballbusting Stories last 25% which will have you furiously flipping the pages Lucinda Berry has penned uite the nightmarish tale This was my first read by her but I assure you it will NOT be myast I m going to get my greedy grabby hands on anything she has written 5 terrifying stars This book is not for the faint of heart and has instances of child and animal abuse Ms an instant connection with her and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their ownBut Janie is no ordinary child and her damaged psyche proves to be than her new parents were expecting Janie is fiercely devoted to Christopher but she acts out in increasingly disturbing ways directing all her rage at Hannah Unable to bond with Janie Hannah is dr.THERE IS A LOT OF HUMANITY
Characters The Perfect ChildThere was a knock on the door I peeped behind the curtains to see who it was then I didn t bother to write a review after all BEWARE OF SPOILERS A dead meth addict s child being wild proves to be a pretty good read even though placed far out in the field of unbelievable I m not sure where the ending is though Do regular 6 year old undernourished kids the size of a newborn even crazy ones have the necessary strength to kill a grown up meth addictIs it really all right to ignore that the kid s mentally ill And she s not just blandly ill but bonkers and plenty dangerous to other people not just herselfAll the manipulation they were etting Janie do it wasn t improving even her own state Kids are clever than we realize and had they actually communicated to Janie that she can t do things she does she would ve been uick to improve Obviously she knew well how to behave with the people she wanted to The Secret Expedition look good Where do they get those irrationally patient womenike Hannah They were raking her over the coals for virtually nothing I don t really thing her psychotic scribblings or hallucinations were real No Jesus What I ve just read This Book Is Very Disturbing is very disturbing I couldn t put it down My emotions where all over the place because I didn t know who should I feel sorry for I guess all of them It is a story of the couple Dr Christopher Bauer and his wife Hannah who adopted an abused by her real mom child Jenie I think they underestimated how hard it is to foster traumatized childLucinda Berry is a trauma psychologist and she uses her
"Clinical Experience To Create Psychological "experience to create psychological I have to read of her books in the future I m okay with not having a happy ending but an ENDING would be nice I feel ike the book ended in what should have been the end of a chapter Good book although I found the husband Christopher INFURIATING FULL REVIEW UP Watch the Line Between Fiction and Reality Get Truly Blurred in this Chilling Novel A Perfect October ReadChristopher and Hannah have it all except one thing A childThey had pretty much given up all hope until they met JanieJanie was exposed to unimaginable horrors and abuse and while Christopher and Hannah were aware of her history she seemed ike a wonderful A Collection of Previously Banned Victorian Erotica, DELUXE EDITION little girl despite it all While Janie took a shine to Christopher and didn t seem to warm up as much to Hannah Hannah was sure that it would just take time Oh how wrong she was This book was a true nail biter in every sense of the word I could This is one messed up book and Janie is one messed up child You d think that the psychological thrillers you read theess they will affect you But actually it doesn t work The Obvious like that If anything your insides instinctively prepare themselves to be disturbed the moment you begin a new thrillerI read this story at night First mistake My second was to take a break from it by taking a shower in my apartment alone at 4 am Normally I don t care I feel saf. A page turning debut of suspense about a young couple desperate to have a child of their own and the unsettling conseuences of getting what they always wanted Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture perfectives All that’s missing is a child When Janie an abandoned six year old turns up at their hospital Christopher for.