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About the Author: Peter James

Peter James has been a screenwriter and film producer, and is now the author of best selling crime novels. James has written 25 books, the most recent of which feature Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. His books have been translated into 29 languages. In England they are published by Pan Books and in the US by Carroll & Graf Publishers. James has written supernatural thrillers, spy fiction, Michael Crichton-style science-based thrillers, and a children's novel, as well as the introductions for Graham Masterton's collection 'Manitou Man' and Joe Rattigan's collection 'Ghosts Far From Subtle'.

He also wrote, as 'a labour of love' the children's novelisation for the 1986 movie 'Biggles', which he also produced. James is a lifelong fan of the Biggles franchise, at one time owning the rights to the books, and having translated some foreign editions.

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Goodreads rating: 3.75

Paperback, Published in Oct 2011 by Macmillan

ISBN10: 0230760538 | ISBN13: 9780230760530

Page count: 400

All they wanted was a healthy child...What they got was the perfect nightmare. I Can Eradicate All Diseases...John and Naomi Klaesson are devastated after the death of their child from a rare genetic disorder. More than anything they want another, but the chances of their next child being born with the same defect are high. I Can Give You the Child You Have Always Wanted...Then they hear about Doctor Leo Dettore. He has methods that can spare them the heartache of ever losing another child to any disease, and so begins their journey. I Can Make Perfect People...They should have known something was wrong when they saw the list. Choose the eye colour, hair, great sporting ability. They can design their child. Now it's too late to turn back. Naomi is pregnant, and already something is wrong...

Praise for Perfect People:

‘This riveting novel is superbly spooky and brimming with suspense and shocking twists. An absolute must read.’ 5 stars - Closer

‘.... A riveting tale...’ 5 stars – Star

– ‘....this tale of parental heartbreak, genetic tampering and dark-hearted Christian fundamentalism starts off in the fast lane and keeps the pedal rammed firmly to the metal until a denouement of quite unexpected tenderness and intelligence...’ Metro,

‘super deft plotting, great characterisation and extraordinarily accurate procedure’ The Mirror

‘a clever page turner’ The Times

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