PRAISE FOR PERFECT FAMILY AND PAM LEWIS

“Pam Lewis is the literary equivalent of a forensic scientist. In her compelling second novel, Perfect Family, Lewis pulls the body of a beautiful young woman from a lake, then, layer by suspensful layer, unpeels and reveals a well-to-do family's secrets, lies, and hidden heartaches. I was riveted.”
––Wally Lamb, New York Times bestselling author of author of She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True

“Lewis skillfully lures the reader through her narrative maze with plenty of plot twists.”
––Publisher’s Weekly

“In this fast-paced novel, secrets haunt an old-money Connecticut family after an accident taints their vacation home. As they attempt to understand the tragedy, the truth of their matriarch’s past is revealed, spinning them into a reexamination of their identity. You’ll be swept up too.”
––Hallmark Magazine

“Nothing about Pam Lewis’ Perfect Family feels clichéd...Lewis’ plot twists and turns to a satisfying conclusion.”
––Parade

“Lewis’s thrilling and gritty novel dispels the myth of the ‘perfect family.’ The characters are flawed, insecure, and enmeshed in a compelling conflict that will satisfy the authors' many fans.”
––Library Journal

“Pam Lewis’ Perfect Family is a masterful, atmospheric tale about the ways in which family secrets, no matter how long they’re buried, can wield their tremendous power.”
––NewReads.com

“Perfect Family is an engrossing read dealing with the consequences of betrayal and secrets…I found the characters to be unforgettable.”
––Maddy Van Hertbruggen, ReviewingTheEvidence.com

PERFECT FAMILY REVIEWS

Hallmark Magazine
“In this fast-paced novel, secrets haunt an old-money Connecticut family after an accident taints their vacation home. As they attempt to understand the tragedy, the truth of their matriarch’s past is revealed, spinning them into a reexamination of their identity. You’ll be swept up too.”

Parade Picks
The dark secrets of an apparently "perfect family" are familiar fodder for entertainment, but nothing about Pam Lewis' Perfect Family feels clichéd. From the moment 24-year-old Pony Carteret drowns at her family's lakefront home, readers will be as obsessed as her brother William with uncovering the secrets that led to her death. As the story unfolds and the rest of the family gets involved, Lewis' plot twists and turns to a satisfying conclusion.

Publishers Weekly
Long-festering secrets erupt with devastating consequences to Connecticut's moneyed Carteret clan in Lewis's second novel (after Speak Softly, She Can Hear), a literate page-turner. When 24-year-old Pony, the family's daredevil golden girl, drowns while skinny-dipping at their Vermont lake house, her death leaves her year-old son, Andrew, an orphan-as well as a hornet's nest of troubling questions. Why had Pony begged big brother William to meet her in Vermont that day? Did someone else show up after they quarreled and William stormed off? Who is Andrew's father? And was Pony's death really an accident? Widowed patriarch Jasper Carteret III and bossy eldest daughter Tinker seem less interested in answers than damage control. But William, heartsick at whatever role his departure might have played in the tragedy, starts digging. Before long, some of his startling discoveries challenge his core beliefs about the people he thought he knew well. Lewis skillfully lures the reader through her narrative maze with plenty of plot twists-most of them credible until an over-the-top climax-without compromising a masterful portrait of a quirky New England family in crisis.

PRAISE FOR SPEAK SOFTLY, SHE CAN HEAR

“Pam Lewis’ novel vividly captures the hippie era of free love, pot and rock 'n' roll, developing an unsettling and mesmerizing psychological thriller.”
––Ann Hellmuth, The Orlando Sentinel

“This psychological thriller is an excellent debut for first-time novelist Lewis. Her settings are vibrant, from the hippie culture in San Francisco to rural small-town life in Vermont. Her descriptions, especially of angst-ridden teen years and those friendships that pull us through them, are dead on. In subtle strokes, she paints a menacing darkness around Carole, who, no matter how far she runs, can't seem to escape the threat lurking in the shadows.”
––Karen Carlin, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Gripping…with a freshness that sets it apart from the thriller genre. There is a queasy darkness to the novel that the reader will savor. Once begun, it’s a hard book to let go of, and the writer’s skill prompts rereading of passages for their craft alone.”
––New York Post

“This debut psychological thriller is full of promise for author Pam Lewis, who takes various familiar genre elements and gives them some fresh twists.”
––Chicago Tribune

“Well-written and gripping…Readers will stay up late to see whether beleaguered, tortured Carole can free herself from the despicable Eddie.”
––Publishers Weekly