When you start reading the back of the covers of the Quick Reads, The Perfect Murder is certainly one of the more, if not the most interesting back cover blurbs. It's by also one of the few quick reads, by big name already highly successful authors. The Perfect Murder started off well, it's basically the tale of a married for almost twenty years couple, who don't just not love each other anymore, but have come to resent each other. Both are disappointed their lives haven't turned out the way they thought they would and know if the other would just die, then they could live the life they always dreamed. Both are having affairs and want to live the rest of their lives with their new bedroom partner. So both make plans to murder the other, both know they have to be careful so as not to be caught. However only one can obviously be successful.
Unfortunately this, who will kill who interesting reading plot, is over pretty early on in the word count. I won't tell you who was successful but the quality of the story does drop a little when there's only one left. The stupidity of the characters lessens the enjoyment as you read thinking, as if you'd do that, no one could be that stupid. It's still a fun short read but doesn't maintain the very high quality and tension of the first few chapters all the way to the end.
The Perfect Murder is part of the Quick Reads series of books to increase literacy levels by encouraging those who don't like to read beyond magazines and comic books to try fiction through cheap priced short story length fiction and non fiction. Like a various author anthology collection novel, some of these individual short story books are really good, and others not that great.