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

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‘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

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Bookouture
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8 Jul 2019
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295
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9781786817358
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English
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
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‘Mummy, she’s gone…’

Gemma Ballantine is getting ready for work one morning when her eldest child comes running down the stairs, saying the words every mother dreads.

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After what feels like forever, her mother-in-law Diane finds Katie wandering lost a few streets away. Relieved to have her youngest child back in her arms, breathing in the sweet scent of her hair, Gemma thinks the nightmare is over.

But then her perfect family starts to fall apart.

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Why readers are gripped by The Perfect Family:

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‘Wow what a brilliant book… Deliciously dark and totally compelling it grips you from page one and then just messes with your head until the final pages… certainly a thrill of a ride with its twists and turns… Excellent.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘The perfect psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end… I could feel the tension building… I felt myself wanting to scream… a twisted story that will leave your mouth hanging open. Oh that ending, you just wait for that ending!’ It’s All About the Thrill, 5 stars

‘OMG The queen of killer twists has done it again!!... had me tearing through the pages… my heart was pounding. The story delivers lots of thrills right up until the last page… an exhilarating page turner of a read… will take you by surprise and have you hooked until the very last word.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

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‘ALL the stars!!!... A super crazy page turner… I finished this in less than a day because It had my heart pounding with all its WTF moments!... I just love Shalini Boland’s writing…. pulls you in and sets you right smack dab in the middle of the plot where you literally feel your palms sweating and heart racing along with the characters… a 5 star winner! Gripping and fast paced and OH THAT ending!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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Is someone trying to steal her little girl?

In the bedroom, her daughter is safe asleep in her cot. Is the voice coming from a nearby house? But there aren’t any other children living on her quiet country road…

The police don't believe her. And neither does her husband.

Kirstie knows something isn’t right. She thought she could trust her neighbours, now she isn’t sure.As she unravels the secrets of the people living on her street, Kirstie’s perfect life begins to fall apart.

Because someone is hiding a terrible lie. And they will do anything to stop Kirstie uncovering the truth. But is the danger closer to home than she thinks?

From the top ten bestselling author of The Secret Mother, this completely gripping psychological thriller will make you wonder what really goes on behind closed doors. And will keep you guessing from the first page until the final shocking twist.

What readers are saying about The Child Next Door:

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Lizzy Beresford is at home alone when she finds a chilling letter in her kitchen. Someone has been into her home – someone who wishes Lizzy harm.

 

In her little country cottage, with her doting boyfriend, not far from the close-knit village, Lizzy can’t imagine who might want to hurt her. But when the threatening letters keep coming, she starts to suspect everyone around her.

 

Desperate, Lizzy reaches out to her sister, Emma. They haven’t spoken in years, not since the argument that tore them apart.

 

But what Emma says shocks her to the core:

 

‘I’ve been receiving letters too...’

 

From the bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller will keep you guessing with every heart-stopping twist. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister, this book is for you.

Why readers are gripped by The Silent Sister:

‘Absolutely brilliant!!! I loved it and the ending left me speechless!! It blew my mind!! One of my favourites for 2018!!! This is a must read!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

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‘I flew through… a suspenseful and thrilling read that had me hooked and turning those pages. A deliciously dark and twisted read. Shalini Boland is without a doubt the queen of twists.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow, what a knockout book by Shalini Boland! The Silent Sister is tense, gripping, and utterly addictive. I devoured this book in one sitting.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I loved this book… twists and shocks throughout to keep you sitting on the edge of your seat. I found the pages were turning themselves … A lot of thrills and chills… fantastic… I highly recommend it!’ Books on the Bookshelf

‘Loved it… tense and gripping and had the hairs standing on the back of my neck pretty much the whole way through… put me right off staying at home on my own...’ Consumer Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Boy oh boy did I enjoy this! What a fricking marvellous psychological thriller... I loved the ending… an outstanding novel. Highly recommended… you'll have a hard time putting this one down!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow!!... this book had me hooked from the very beginning… It is literally unputdownable!!’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Wow! What a read!… superb twists… this book is a MUST read… The entire story has you guessing and in suspense.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Fantastic… kept me on the edge of my seat… a real page turner… There are lots of twists and turns in this book and I certainly did not see that ending coming!... a fantastic thriller that you will not want to put down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

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