HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE. . .
Ani FaNelli is the woman you love to hate. The woman who has it all. But behind the meticulously crafted façade lies the darkest and most violent of pasts . . .
When a documentary producer invites Ani to tell her side of the chilling and violent incident that took place when she was a teenager, she hopes it will be an opportunity to prove how far she’s come since then. She’ll even let the production company film her wedding to the wealthy Luke Harrison, the final step in her transformation.
But as the wedding and filming converge, Ani’s immaculate façade begins to crack, and she soon realises that there’s always a price to pay for perfection.
I was interested in this novel when I heard that Reese Witherspoon no less had bought the rights and is planning to produce it.
The beginning of the tale tells you so much but says so little. It then begins very slowly slowly to tell you about Ani.
Ani wants to be perfect, she wants to be thin, thin enough to wear the designer clothes with the right label, she wants to live in a house with the right postcode and she wants friends that can help her be where and what she wants to be. Something happened to Ani at school and when she she is invited to be in a documentary about this ‘incident’ she is all to eager to do so.
Having been an awkward, and gawky fourteen year myself I totally identified with Ani, although she is not a likable character, she is manipulating and obsessed. She is flawed, fake and dangerous, but does that make her vulnerable too??
You have to be patient with this book, a debut, but I think it,s well worth it. I would describe it as dark and edgy, it will soon have you gripped and hook you in.
An interesting read so stick with it.