Perfect tells the story of a young boy who is thrown into the murky, difficult realities of the adult world with far-reaching consequences.
The 11 year old Byron Hemmings wakes to a morning set out to be like any other mornings. His school uniform is ready, his sister is arguing over breakfast. His sister, his mother and himself all leave the house, driving towards the school. And then something happens, one moment where something completely unexpected happens and everything changes.
So what did happen? And who is to blame? The perfect world of Byron is shattered, and he can now only trust in his best friend James. Together they concoct a plan.
Brimming with love, forgiveness, and redemption, Perfect will cement Rachel Joyce’s reputation as one of fiction’s brightest talents.