Listen free for 30 days

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

The perfect husband....

After a difficult pregnancy, Esther is grateful that her forward-thinking husband, Robin, offers to put his career on hold so that she can return to the job she loves.

The perfect father.... 

Robin flourishes in his new role of stay-at-home parent, but Esther finds leaving her daughter behind to go to work more challenging than she'd thought, and soon the imbalance in their relationship brings old tensions to the surface.

A perfect lie?

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....

Was Robin the perfect father everyone thought he was? Or was it all a perfect lie?

Told through the dual perspectives of Robin and Esther, The Perfect Father explores the complex relationships between husband and wife, parent and child, revealing that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems....

©2020 Charlotte Duckworth (P)2020 Quercus Editions Limited

What listeners say about The Perfect Father

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    20
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    20
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    20
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant! Twists & turns keep you reading.

Brilliant book, brilliant narrator, highly recommended. Lots of twists & turns keep you reading. Already looking for my next Charlotte Duckworth book.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Thoroughly enjoyed

Well written, well crafted, well read. Particularly liked Katherine Press. One of the best readers I’ve come across. A compelling listen.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Really Disappointing

I Really didn’t enjoy this at all ,overly sentimental, predictable and bland Sorry 😐
Narrators did their best .

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for valerie
  • valerie
  • 24-02-21

Different

This has been the season of books entitled Perfect X (you fill in the blank). It is a different story that starts very slowly, and slowly gains speed. The premise is very unbelievable, but I enjoyed the story.

RECOMMENDATION; READ IT

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for GCR
  • GCR
  • 30-01-21

Interesting view points from characters

A twist to the story I didn't expect. Characters are well developed and interesting.
A good listen.

1 person found this helpful