The Couple: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist

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‘All I can say is Oh. My. God… Hooks the reader in… One of the best twists I’ve read… Brilliant.’ Hannah Writes Reviews


Whatever you think you know… you’re wrong.


Following a whirlwind four-month romance, lawyer Claire and hotel entrepreneur Angus are engaged to be married. Happy and successful, and ready to start their new life together, Claire and Angus find what they believe to be the perfect home.


But when Claire meets Mark, the man selling them the house, he looks eerily familiar. He looks exactly like the man she loved five years ago, the man she couldn’t bear to lose.


As Claire finds herself irresistibly drawn to Mark and crosses lines she never thought she’d cross, Angus’ behaviour becomes increasingly suspicious. Soon Claire doesn’t know whether she can trust Mark, Angus… or even herself.


The Couple is a psychological thriller with a stunning twist, perfect for fans of The Girl Before, The Wife Between Us, and The Woman in the Window.


Readers love The Couple:

‘A fiendishly smart psychological thriller, and I simply devoured it in a single day.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘I haven’t read a book with such an awesome “GOTCHA” moment in a long, long time. Brilliant!KayCKay Book Reviews, 5 stars


‘I started this book on a Sunday morning and my family didn’t see me again until Sunday night! This book is a very fast read that had me hanging on the entire time… Just a brilliant read!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘5 stars for this twisted, twisty, dark, total mind game of a book. There wasn't one thing I did not like about this book… The Couple is going to be HOT.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘I can see book clubs devouring this and questioning their own relationships: this book + wine = a rollicking reading evening! And, oh, the twists and ending!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


Wow! This ending really surprised me… BAM! Loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘Go ahead and read this one ASAP!’ SimplyMurt, 5 stars


‘There are many twists – some were expected, while others were a shocker, and this makes for an overall great read!’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘I loved this book. Surprise ending with twist I didn't see coming. Highly recommend this one.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars


‘A brilliant read!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


The Couple is a fast and exciting read.’ Goodreads Reviewer


Brilliant! Read in a couple of days, just couldn't put it down. Proper twist at the end had me reeling!’ Sifat’s Book Kingdom


‘I got so pulled into The Couple I read it in one go – great twist!’ Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange

Ratings and reviews

4 reviews
Grace J. Reviewerlady
February 5, 2019
Well, this is a book and a half! Whilst it's all calm and pond-like on the surface, mad paddling is going on out of sight ... Claire and Angus, a professional couple, celebrate their engagement with family and friends. Despite having already found an apartment they agreed on, Angus asks Claire to go and look at a house, where she meets the seller, Mark. He's very hospitable - perhaps more than the occasion merits? Before long, Claire and Angus take up residency in their lovely new home, but that isn't the last Claire sees of Mark. This is a novel where you are lulled into a false sense of security; but the clues are there - so subtle that you don't even realise you're reading them! We learn a fair bit about Claire through chapters referring back to her student life; and more about her current persona at work, but there are plenty of shades of grey in this book and it isn't until the final few pages that everything 'clicks' into place - and even then the biggest shock of all is waiting to be discovered! An awesome read, and one which has held my attention easily. With so much going on I have raced through this and thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. Such a well-structured and riveting read deserves the highest praise, and I'm more than happy to award it five plump, shiny stars.
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Andrea Ashurst
October 1, 2019
A good read worthy of more than 5*
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