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The Perfect Couple

Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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Summary

The perfect couple...or the perfect lie? 

A devoted wife.... 

A year ago, Gemma met the love of her life, Danny. Since then, their relationship has been perfect. But one evening, Danny doesn’t return home.

A missing husband.... 

Gemma turns to the police. She is horrified by what she discovers – a serial killer is on the loose in Bristol. When she sees photos of the victims she is even more stunned...they all look just like Danny. Who would you believe?

But the police are suspicious. Why has no one apart from Gemma heard from Danny in weeks? Why is there barely a trace of him in their flat? Is she telling them the truth, or is this marriage hiding some very dark secrets? 

©2020 Jackie Kabler (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"An intriguing and gripping psychological thriller that keeps you guessing as you frantically turn the pages." (Sunday Times best-selling author C. L. Taylor)

"This is a psychological thriller that has everything: intrigue, mystery and constant twists and turns. I couldn't put it down!" (Alex Lake, best-selling author of Seven Days)

"There is no let-up in this twisty-turny thriller...Just when you think you've cracked its secrets, your expectations are upended again." (Kate Riordan, author of The Heatwave)

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Excellent, breathtakingly story!

loved it, every word, the story was unexpected, tried all along to guess myself the ending, unsuccessfully though.

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Brilliant!

This is such a great story which goes from strength to strength. Absolute compulsive reading/listening. Couldn’t put it down. Well done Jackie Kabler

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A real gem

Halfway through this book I was sure I knew how it would end ..I was wrong! With plenty of twists and turns, I was gripped and “binge-listened” to the end.

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Fabulous gripping thriller

Once started I could not put this down.
would highly recommend you listen to it.

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The perfect couple

The perfect book brilliant a good listen I couldn't turn it off. Narration was perfect.

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Loved this!

I Listened to this book for hours on end , Twists and turns galore! Fantastic!

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Great Read

Excellent book. I didn't like it at first but to be honest I enjoyed it.

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Gripping good story

I loved this book. The pace, the main character, the whole idea of it . A cliff hanger at the end of most chapters so impossible to stop listening / reading .

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Dreadful

Do not waste your time with this book. Slow and predictable story line which was frustrating.

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Hmm. splendid idea but I found the protagonist irr

Hmm. Splendid idea but I found the protagonist to be irritatingly self defeating and obtuse and there was far too much repetition of her 'story' to various people - once always suffices. The readers voice also managed to make her sound whining and self pitying.

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  • Schrodingersdeadcat
  • 19-04-20

-Possible spoiler-

I liked reading this book as the narration is stellar. The writing is good too except that the COPS actually believe that depression and makes ppl serial killers. Wow. The opposite is true of mentally ill ppl, but this is the reason the stigma won’t go away. The keystone detectives never thought to ask about family members, ex girlfriends? Really?
There are very few female serial killers it’s extremely rare, especially this kind. Another unbelievable part of the plot.
Why do so many books start out reasonably then go off the rails? Do authors get caught up and can’t think of plots that aren’t ridiculous?
It’s a decent read but as a depressed person who has never hurt a loving thing in all of my 60 years I’m deeply offended. STOP IT AUTHORS!

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  • Ginger
  • 29-06-20

Didn’t add up

The premise of the story excellent, parts of the story very well developed, my disappointment comes with how little digging the detectives did to solve the crime, how easy they pointed a finger at the one who was only trying to help, the one who should have been the detective.
Narration was very well done, by Elaine and Hattie.

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  • ROBIN
  • 17-06-20

Really REALLY Bad !

This was quite possibly the worst so called mystery/suspense thriller I've ever listened to. The perfect couple should have been called the book of idiots... especially the way the police were portrayed. For the first several HOURS it just went around and around in circles, with the same information, and the same ridiculous reactions to it. I wasn't sure I would finish it, and the narration made it even worse. I'm very glad it's over and I would not recommend wasting the credit or the time