“Perfect” was my second attempt at a Rachel Joyce book that was also unsuccessful. The premise was very original- that two seconds had been added to the Earth’s time and that young Byron witnessed a horrible accident one day during those seconds that no one else saw. My biggest issue was that the plot was slow to develop. The writing was disjointed for me, and I didn’t connect with it. The story failed to provide any real background about the characters, and I never felt that I knew who I was reading about. The constant change in perspective, I’m sure, would merge at some point, but halfway through the book I was frustrated there wasn’t even a hint at a connection. I regrettably stopped reading this.