The Marriage Betrayal: A totally gripping psychological thriller with a brilliant twist

· Bookouture
34 reviews

About this eBook

‘Daddy has been lying.’

Faye Townsend has planned the perfect summer trip for her family. But returning to the small seaside town her husband grew up in does not go to plan, the rain pours and the long days become stifling. And then the unthinkable happens…

Her husband Jake and her six-year-old son Dylan go for an early morning walk along the beautiful, windswept clifftops. They don’t come back.

As the hours tick by, Dylan’s red baseball cap is found on the beach and Faye finds herself being questioned by the police. They want to know everything about the man she married - is Faye ready to face her husband’s dark past? Or will she have to confront her own secrets first?

And just how far will a mother go to save her only child?

From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this utterly gripping psychological thriller will make you gasp out loud as you race towards the unforgettable twist. If you loved The Girl on the Train and The Wife Before You this book is for you.

Why readers are totally gripped by The Marriage Betrayal:

‘Wow, wow, wow, wow! Shalini Boland is one hell of a story teller. I think I may still be in shock after reading this. I really don’t know how she does it but yet again she has totally knocked my socks off… I loved the build-up of suspense… The Marriage Betrayal is a gripping story that will send your heart racing… Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘WOW!!! OMG!!!... if you are looking for a psychological thriller with twists and turns and a major killer twist at the end, The Marriage Betrayal is for you. You will just have to read this book. This book has a killer twist at the end which I never saw coming. And even in the epilogue, there is another twist. Just fantastic!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘All the stars!!! Such a great book from beginning to end. Twists then more twists… loved it!!! Can't recommend it enough. Pick it up today and read it if you haven't. This author never seems to disappoint!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘WHAT A TWIST!! It's not often a psychological thriller manages to surprise me, but this twist left me with my mouth hanging wide open and consequently saying 'NO WAY!' over and over again.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘FIVE STARS FOR SURE. Wow, what a page turner! This was a great, gripping, tense, compelling, fast-paced psychological thriller that sucked me in from the very first page!... I most highly recommend this book 100 %.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Oh my God this was a fantastic read! Best ever! Started it this morning but gave up on doing my daily errands because I just HAD to finish it. Totally shocked by the ending. Didn’t see that one coming. Don't want to do any spoilers but just highly recommend this book. Do NOT miss!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Shalini Boland is THE Queen of Twists and Psychological Thrillers! And this new book is pure Shalini crazy! I loved every word, page and paragraph! I was hooked and I did get emotional reading itPut this on your summer must read shelf now! 10 stars!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘OMG! What a story! Another exciting thriller to get lost in, which I just LOVED!! this was such a good story. You have to read it for yourself! Loved it!!’ Goodreads reviewer

Wowza… the biggest surprise ending I've read in a long time. You will not regret purchasing this book!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Oh my soul what a twisted web Shalini Boland weaves.... I literally could not stop reading… Exciting and spellbinding. If you like to read psychological thrillers, don't miss this one!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow this must be Shalini Boland's best work yet. I'm a big fan of her novels and this one left me breathless. The plot is gripping and I literally couldn't put the book down and the twists kept pouring in.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Ratings and reviews

34 reviews
Marnie Harrison
8 July 2019
I absolutely love Shalini’s work, and this book is no exception. They just keep getting better and better. Billed as a “totally gripping and heart-stopping psychological thriller full of twists” is exactly how to describe this book. Shalini knows her stuff in this genre, and she has created a story that I could not get enough of and read in one sitting. Make sure you have nothing else to do when starting this book, as it will have you hooked from the get go right up until the final page with a twist to end all twists! It’s so good! Shalini does a great job in drawing the reader in and making you feel a part of the story, with believable characters and with a beautiful picturesque setting. Any story featuring a sea side town is always a winner for me. I felt like I was there with the characters. The subplot in this book compliments the main story well, and builds up the right amount of suspense and intrigue, and you know that the outcome is going to be jaw dropping, and believe me it is! This is one of my shorter reviews, but as the blurb tells enough of what the book is about, I don’t need to go into any more detail on that and I don’t want to give anything away! Just know that this is an amazing read and I can’t wait to see what Shalini comes up with next. I can’t recommend this book enough! Thank-you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Shalini Boland for allowing me to read an advance copy of The Marriage Betrayal in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and are not biased in anyway.
11 people found this review helpful
A Google user
20 May 2019
This is the first book I read by this author and OMG what a great first read by her. This is a stand alone novel so you don’t have to read anything before it. This book is about a mother desperate to find out what happened to her husband and son when they went out one morning to see the dolphins without her. I want to start by saying this book is not what it seems at all. I thought I knew what was going on and what would happen next until I got to the end and it blew me away. I would have never guessed how this book was go to end. I was really impressed at how the author turned a simple missing person case into something way more complicated than that. I am really glad this was the first book I read by this author as now I want more and will definitely read all her books. Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read. I would definitely recommend it and happily give it 5 Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
21 people found this review helpful
Sonje Nerina
7 April 2020
I am getting tired of books that have to have surprise endings. Its old. Just write a good bloody story. This ending spoilt the entire book for me. Why why why do we have all this TWIST in the tale rubbish. I am so over it. Psychological thriller books used to be my favorite but they are getting tedious now.

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