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The Perfect Husband (FBI Profiler Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

A taut suspenseful thriller

This is my first novel by Gardner and it was worth the all nighter I pulled too finish the book! Gardner knows how suspence works-taut pacing makes a thriller.
It is called the PERFECT HUSBUND because Jim Beckett thinks he is. As a handsome charming Police Officer, Th...
This is my first novel by Gardner and it was worth the all nighter I pulled too finish the book! Gardner knows how suspence works-taut pacing makes a thriller.
It is called the PERFECT HUSBUND because Jim Beckett thinks he is. As a handsome charming Police Officer, Theresa (Tess) can't believe he's interested in her. For years, she lives with an abusive father and unwitting leaps into the marriage bed of the worst sociopath, she can imagine. Jim swore he'd kill his 'perfect wife' for helping the police putting him, Jim Beckett perfection personified (especially in his killing), onto death row. He escapes, killing 2 guards. And, he is looking for his perfect wife. Jim has molded young Theresa into perfection that only he can see, and therefore Thersa must die for her ultimate betrayal.
Tess leaves her daughter in police custody and seeks out J.T. Dillon, a burntout ex-Marine and ex-mercenary. J.T. is battling his own demons and is not too receptive to Tess and her plight, until his sister Marion abruptly appears. As an FBI agent, she is suspicious of Tess and is also very dismissive of J.T. Their history is not that nice. The Colonel has seen to that. But, cool, aloof Marion may have screwed up-she's discovered Tess' true identity and Beckett may already know where she is.
J.T. knows he has to help Tess, and is fighting to control past and present emothions. J.T. has just finished his annual drinking binge to mark the anniversary of his 'perfect' wife. Marion wants J.T. to go seee their father. He's dying. She's been the good girl and good wife and the perfect FBI agent. Why then is everything unraveling now. She must not disappoint the Colonel, but she must help save Tess from the worst serial killer, FBI profiler Quinn has seen. Beckett was one of them, he knows police procedure, murder protocol, and forensics.
Gardner puts together a beautiful patchwork quilt, because of the subplots in THE PERFECT HUSBAND. Just make sure you have a pot of coffee and your your favorite comfort food, because you have to finish this page turner in one sitting. And the book will haunt your dreams for a few nights.

posted by Molinarolo on April 17, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

suspenseful, but lacking in details

I enjoed the suspense factor and the twist in the story, but I selected this book because it was said to be the 1st in an FBI profiler series and the book was extremely lacking in the details and the prospective of the profiler. The history of the brother and the siste...
I enjoed the suspense factor and the twist in the story, but I selected this book because it was said to be the 1st in an FBI profiler series and the book was extremely lacking in the details and the prospective of the profiler. The history of the brother and the sister seemed out of context with the major plot of the story, (maybe added for character development), but should have been minimized for more details on how and what the FBI was doing to catch the bad guy. It will be awhile before I read another Gardner novel.

posted by mrsreaderLL on February 13, 2011

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

    This book is rated R for sex

    This is the first book I've read by this author and I won't read another. I enjoyed the story line, but the sex scenes were a distraction. The book would have been better without them.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

    Do not recommended

    Tess is just too ignorent regarding her staying with a husband that would treat her so badly, in this day and age women have more choices on how their lives run.
    The story between Tess and J.T. is very good. However, I do believe this book is not what I would call a good FBI profiler story just not enough interaction with the FBI getting into the nitty gritty of the story.
    Not really searching for more of Lisa Gardner books after reading this.
    This could be discussed in a book club, in fact I wouldn't mind reading other reviews regarding this story.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2011

    Only if you can borrow the book

    Predictable one dimensional characters. Love based on need, furry and shared history of abusive parents. Glad it was on ebook so I didn't even have to waste the effort of turning a page.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

    ugh!

    Gardner is horrible this time around. Dialogue is fake macho and difficult to believe. Hard to like any of these characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2011

    I am ashamed that I bought and read this book.

    Is this the modern reading? what a low level our society has sunk to.
    language and overall theme was poor

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2011

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    Really terrible

    I saw all the 4 and 5 star reviews and had high hopes for this book. I really struggled to finish it, and ended up skimming the last 100 pages or so. Poor plot, annoying characters, and seriously.... the "heroine" is being stalked by a serial killer who kidnapped her child, and she can't seem to keep her pants on around the "hero" in this book? Really?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    NO!!!!!!

    It is awfel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Awful

    Dd warner series is much better romance aspect is ridiculous

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Horrible

    A total waste of money. Could not even force myself to finish it.

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