Skip to content

A Place Called Perfect


by Helena Duggan

Despite its name, something is seriously wrong in Perfect and it’s up to Violet and the enigmatic Boy to uncover the town’s chilling secret in this delightfully creepy, gothic page-turner.

A Place Called Perfect

Take a journey into Perfect, a town that is anything but…

They’ve got their eyes on you…

Violet hates the very idea of living in Perfect. She doesn’t want to have to be neat and tidy and perfectly well-behaved all the time, where’s the fun in that?How would she ever survive? She would definitely have to brush her hair. She’d have to be perfect and that was boring. But when her dad is offered the best job an optician can get, to fix a strange problem in this odd little town, Violet has to obey.

That’s the thing with parents, they only ever do what they want!

From the beginning Violet hates her new home, it’s too clean, the people are too friendly, everything is just too nice…

Then Violet starts to question other things… Like why does everyone have to wear special glasses to stop them going blind? What are the strange noises in the night and why is Mum acting so weird?

When her Dad disappears on a mysterious business trip without telling a soul, she almost gets expelled from school for picking up a pencil without permission and starts hearing voices in her head, Violet thinks she’s going mad.

Until she meets BOY…

Violet is determined to uncover the truth. But returning normality to Perfect is a battle she could never have imagined…

A quirky, creepy and unforgettable adventure, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton.Helena Duggan is a graphic designer, illustrator and children’s writer from Kilkenny; a medieval town in Ireland that’s rumoured to be haunted. With legends lurking around every corner, it inspired Perfect, the mysterious town at the heart of her first novel, A Place Called Perfect.

The LitVox Bookshop

Our bookshop’s range grows by the day. Moreover, we pride ourselves on being able to track down and obtain any book our customers want. Our recommendations service is open for all to use. If we recommend books to you through this service, we’ll be able gather up those books and send them to you no matter where you are in the world. If you’re buying your books as a gift, we can gift-wrap them in a lovely bundle and send them wherever in the world you wish! We can even hand-write your greetings card with your personal message.

Remember that if you’re buying books as a gift, we also offer a wide-range of book prints, gifts and greetings cards for readers of all ages! Check out our print studio and gift-shop today. If you have any special requests for your order or need further gift inspiration, just contact our team at, we’re ready and waiting to help!

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 3.2 × 19.7 cm

You may also like…

  • The Light Thieves