The Perfect Life

Author: Beard, Susanna

Publication Date:

December 2020



Original language and publisher

English | Joffe Books

Territories Handled

France, Netherlands, Scandinavia

Territories Sold

Denmark (Jentas A/S, 4-book deal)


Crime & Thrillers

The Perfect Life

Author: Beard, Susanna


  • #95 Amazon UK

The woman who has it all. Heather has lucked out. She has a beautiful house, a happy marriage to James Jessop, with two sons, Ben and Harry—and she’s just won the lottery. £29 million!

The loyal best friend. Natalie has never quite kept up, but she’s finally in a relationship with a new boyfriend, Nick. She’s been best friends with Heather since they were bullied at school. But will her friend’s new fortune change their friendship?

A dream come true turns into a paranoid nightmare.

The Jessops’ comfortable life dissolves into chaos. Heather starts receiving anonymous, hateful messages. She begs Natalie to escape with her to Spain, along with a few other close friends. But away from the spotlight in London, things go from bad to worse. Then the unthinkable happens, and Heather realizes she can’t trust anyone. Not even her best friend. Nothing will ever be the same again. Charged with menace, this unputdownable, edgy story of jealousy and suspicion by critically acclaimed author Susanna Beard redefines the depths of the psychological thriller.

Marketing Information

  • Over 38,200 copies of the author’s books have been sold in English.