The Couple: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist

The Couple: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist

by Sarah Mitchell

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ISBN-13: 9781786817907
Publisher: Storyfire Ltd
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 241,867
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.63(d)

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The Couple: An Unputdownable Psychological Thriller with a Breathtaking Twist 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Crystal Steele 9 days ago
Such a twisty roller coaster ride! That tag line - 'Whatever you think you know...' is spot on. This book follows Claire, a immigration paralegal of sorts. We first meet Claire at her engagement party for her and her rich new fiance, Angus. We find out almost right away that Claire is hiding something. Something big enough to cause her family to treat her with kid gloves and big enough to keep quiet from her new man. We know this secret has something to do with a past love named Daniel. As the story progresses, we find out Claire isn't the only one with secrets. This book was so well written. I have a uncontrollable urge to solve the mystery before it's revealed and this one threw me many curve balls along the way. I guessed some, was way off on others....but all in all, it was a great read.
SammyReadsBooks 18 days ago
Whatever you think you know…You’re Wrong “The Couple” by Sarah Mitchell is a psychological thriller that tells the story of Claire, an immigration lawyer, and her engagement to Angus. The story flips between present and five years ago to her college relationship with Daniel, and her obsession with him. After a whirlwind relationship, Claire and Angus purchase a house from a man named Mark, who looks like an older version of Daniel. Claire begins to become infatuated with Mark which causes her to get involved in something she shouldn’t. There were a couple of twists along the way, but the story felt disjointed at times with too much going on. I couldn’t understand why the author was focusing on Claire’s immigration cases although later on in the book it makes more sense. Going back and forth from present day to five years ago was also confusing. It just didn’t feel necessary to the story of Claire, Angus, and Mark even after figuring out the “big” twist. I really love a good thriller, but this just wasn’t it for me. I wanted to like it and kept reading in hopes I would, but the author’s writing style just wasn’t for me. The "big" twist just made no sense because it changed the author's story in an unnecessary way. Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Amanda_Dickens 18 days ago
I found this book very frustrating. The story of her past made everything feel disjointed and only felt like it gave the ending a reason to feel a little plausible. I have no idea why she is with Angus, WHY?! They don’t ever seem to get along. How about Mark? They seem to hit it off but then don’t get along either. There is CLEARLY something else going on outside of the relationship and I wanted to yell at Claire to open her eyes and leave! If a guy you barely know gives you a GUN to hide. RUN AWAY FROM HIM! The the ending was too far fetched and overly convenient. Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Rhonda-Runner1 18 days ago
Claire is struggling to get over her relationship with ex-boyfriend Daniel when she is introduced to Angus, They immediately hit it off and decide to marry. Angus suggests buying a house from someone named Mark. Claire goes to look at the house and she is immediately attracted to Mark because he resembles Daniel. He calls Clare back to the house on the ruse of buying an antique mirror and chest at which time he gives her a gun to hide. (Again, no explanation and Claire does not question it and she hides it where he tells her to). After they move in, one day Clare returns home and Mark is there in the house. (It seemed rather strange to me that she did not even question why he was in their home, ask for the key and/or call the locksmith). The story goes back and forth between the present and 5 years ago when Claire was in a relationship triangle with Daniel and Julia, someone he was supposedly trying to dump). Claire and Mark begin an affair and this complicates things. I enjoyed this book but everyone was very unlikable and Claire was just plain dumb. It was far-fetched at times and also very confusing at other times. It is a well-written book and overall it is a good read although I felt like there were some things that had not been explained very well and some loose ends left. Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC of this very interesting book in exchange for an honest review.
CCinME 18 days ago
"Whatever you think you know...You're wrong" is only the beginning in this twisty new thriller from Sarah Mitchell. While it began rather slowly and took some adjusting to the writing style, it became quite interesting with surprises galore. Maybe the blurb should've read "Whoever you think you know...You're wrong". Many thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the ARC to read my first Sarah Mitchell book.
GraceJReviewerlady 18 days ago
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.