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The Couple

An Unputdownable Psychological Thriller with a Breathtaking Twist
Narrated by: Katie Villa
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
4 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)
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Summary

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.

"I got so pulled into The Couple I read it in one go – great twist!" (Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange)

©2019 Sarah Mitchell (P)2019 Bookouture

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Will never get the time (or the credit) back

The narrator was so good that I carried on listening to what was the most unbelievable and mind numbing novel I have ever had the misfortune to spend time listening to. Please can Katie Villa read some good books so that her performance is justified? I know that I am at odds with others over this book but would like to bear warning to those who read the reviews and think they are in for an 'unputdownable psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist'!!

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Drivel, don’t bother.

Unrealistic story line, no surprises, irritating characters. Have no idea how this dreadful story managed to get published at all,

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great narrator but the story isn't very deep

Don't get me wrong it was a good story but it missed the detail and depth I like in a book. I didn't get a sense of her feelings towards people and herself and she didn't question the weird things people did. Other things were left unanswered, so after being made a big deal of, I didn't get why it wasn't mentioned again. Maybe I missed something but it didn't stop me listening to the whole book.

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loved it

the narrator in this book is great, and although really far fetched, I loved it.

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great narrator

best narrator ive heard yet by a million miles... good story too. i do recommend!

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  • Jenn
  • 09-02-19

not great but ok

The main character, Claire, is incredibly dumb, painfully so. Her decisions and actions are eventually explained but o still found it hard to relate with based on her character development and the way she breaks down situations and reasons in her head is arduously elementary. She has this strange attraction to this guy, Mark that she and her fiancé purchase a house from. The guy is completely sketchy from the start but she’s so “blinded” with his resemblance to an ex-BF she does anything he asks and he takes total advantage of her. She lets so many things slide in her present life and focuses on things she shouldn’t. Again, we eventually learn why but I still wasn’t that impressed. I stayed interested in the story but also remained consistently annoyed by her personality. I don’t think I’d outright recommend this book but I wouldn’t prevent someone who was about to click the purchase button since it held my interest until the end — I can see why some might find this story more compelling than I did.

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  • Angie
  • 14-03-19

Horrible

This was the worst book that I’ve ever had to suffer through. I honestly should have returned it, but I was hoping it would get better. I’m so glad it’s finally over. The narrator is one of the best I’ve listened to and is the only reason I made it through the book. Don’t waste your credit or cash.