Written by Sarah Mitchell
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.
An Awesome Read!
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.
My thanks to publisher Bookouture for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: psychological thriller
- Format: ebook, paperback, audio
- Size: 322 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture
- Publication Date: 5 February 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
- Barnes & Noble
Meet the Author
Sarah Mitchell grew up in Norfolk and studied law at Cambridge University. She practised as a barrister in London for nearly 20 years before turning to writing. Her debut novel, THE LOST LETTERS, was inspired by her parents’ and grandparents’ experiences in the Second World War and her desire to explore the heartbreaking impact of the war on women and children. By contrast, THE COUPLE is a dark psychological thriller that twins themes of right and wrong with the age-old complication of an all-consuming past love. Sarah and her husband now live in beautiful North Norfolk with three almost-grown-up children, two extremely affectionate dogs and a horse called Joey.