Gilly Macmillan grew up in Swindon, Wiltshire and also lived in Northern California in her late teens. She studied History of Art at Bristol University and then at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She worked at The Burlington Magazine and the Hayward Gallery before starting a family. Since then she's worked as a part-time lecturer in A Level Photography and a full-time mum.
This taut, well-written thriller explores domestic violence and family bonds ... and the conclusion is shocking and wonderfully satisfying. The story is told from multiple characters' perspectives, and is an insight into complicated relationships and the myriad reasons people choose one another. I hope Macmillan can be persuaded to write a sequel. * New Zealand Women's Weekly * With lovely prose, depth of character and an intelligent narrative, Macmillan lifts the level of suspense with stiletto-like precision: a tiny graze here, a shallow cut there and, eventually, a thrust into the heart. Profoundly unsettling and richly rewarding. * Richmond Times * With tightly drawn characters, a fascinating storyline and absolutely exquisite narration, The Perfect Girl is sure to keep readers up all night. Gilly Macmillan proves once again to be a master of the written word and is quickly becoming one of my go-to authors. Literary suspense at its finest -- Mary Kubica A suspenseful, serpentine tale . . . [with a] perfectly executed final twist. * Publishers Weekly * Masterfully drawn characters and intricate plotting make this a stunning piece of crime fiction. * Booklist * An unusual plot is accompanied by sharp characters and a thought-provoking denouement * Times * A wonderfully addictive book with virtuoso plotting and characters - for anyone who loved The Girl on the Train, it's a must read. -- Rosamund Lupton An intense, unpredictable page turner. * Good Housekeeping * Intense, electrifying...grips like a python from the first page. * Daily Mail * The Perfect Girl mesmerizes from first to last. Highly original and prickling with tension - I could not stop turning the pages! * Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door *