Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review on the blog tour for The Happy Couple by Samantha Hayes . This was released on the 6th of May published by Bookouture.
The Happy Couple by Samantha Hayes
Release Date: 6th of May 2020
Print Length: 335 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
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Me and Will. Will and Me. A perfect match. He said he would always be there for me, but it’s been a year since he drained his coffee, walked out the front door and vanished.
Did he leave me? Or did something terrible happen? I’m scared someone finally found out about what happened on the drive home that night…
I lie awake at night trawling the internet for rental properties, desperate for an escape. Until I see my husband’s gorgeous face smiling back at me from a photograph on the fireplace in someone else’s home, and something inside of me snaps.
At the house, I find no trace of him and the woman who lives there has no idea who I am. But I’m certain she’s hiding something behind the locked door upstairs. I know that if I want answers, I have to stay.
You might think that what’s inside that room is the answer to all my questions and the end of all my pain. But it’s only the beginning…
Nail-biting and completely gripping, The Happy Couple will make you question how well you really know the ones you love. Perfect reading for anyone who adored by The Wife Between Us, The Girl on The Train or Gone Girl.
I thoroughly enjoyed Samantha’s last book Date Night and was looking forward to seeing what she was going to come up with next. I am pleased to say that The Happy Couple is a great read to get lost in and as the blurb suggests, is nail-biting and gripping! I was on the edge of my seat as Samantha pulled me into Jo and Will’s world and its drama.
Samantha has crafted a thrilling plot that had me completely hooked just from reading the blurb. It is an intense story as Jo’s world comes crashing down around her when her husband Will mysteriously disappears. Cut to a year later and there is still no sign of what happened to Will, but when Jo applies for a house sitting job she is shocked to discover a picture of Will on the mantlepiece of one the homes. The plot then thickens as the saying goes…
Each of the characters in the story has something to hide and I enjoyed peeling back the layers to uncover their secrets. My heart went out to Jo and I could feel her pain through the pages. At times it was hard to read as she falls deeper and deeper into depression and her obsession with finding out what happened to Will. The rest of the cast have all been well written and are believable in roles that they play.
Samantha is a great storyteller and has a real gift of taking the reader in one direction, while slowly working her wicked ways in the background. Just when you think you have figured it out, in she comes to pull out the rug from underneath you and takes the story in another direction! I love when an author does this and Samantha is one of the best at it.
The Happy Couple is a slow burn, but once it kicks it does so full steam ahead. I was furiously turning the pages on my kindle, as I just had to know what was going to happen and I was not disappointed! It was a pleasure to read and review The Happy Couple which I recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Samantha Hayes for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Happy Couple which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to NetGalley, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia, Amazon US, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes and Noble & Waterstones. As I am from Australia, unfortunately, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
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Let’s Get to Know Samantha
Samantha Hayes grew up in Warwickshire, left school at sixteen, avoided university and took jobs ranging from private detective to barmaid to fruit picker and factory worker. She lived on a kibbutz, and spent time living in Australia and the USA, before finally becoming a crime-writer.
Her writing career began when she won a short story competition in 2003 and her sixteenth novel, THE HAPPY COUPLE is out 6th May. Her novels are family-based psychological thrillers, with the emphasis being on ‘real life fiction’. She focuses on current issues and sets out to make her readers ask, ‘What if this happened to me or my family?’ And you’ll always find a BIG twist at the end of her novels!
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