Hagen Carmichael's Review The Couple // Sarah Mitchell
Publication: February 5, 2019
Genre: Psychological Thriller
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.Readers love The Couple:
‘A fiendishly smart psychological thriller, and I simply devoured it in a single day.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 starsSource
Honestly, I felt like I had read this story before. Claire is like every other heroine who is smarter than the men she falls in love with, and if the four-month romance seems like it's too good to be true, it probably is.
There were twists and turns, but with a premise that just seems ridiculous, no plot twist seemed out of the question. I also didn't find myself invested in the characters and their issues.
Overall, I'm not upset that I read this novel, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend this for others to read.