Wow—what a page-turner! This is a very well-written book with plenty of tension. The past and present timelines are seamlessly woven together and connect at just the right points. I loved the different POVs, which are also cleverly intertwined. The line-level writing is spectacular and many lines made me pause to read over them again or highlight them because they resonated with me so much. It’s a voice-y, twisty, thrilling ride from beginning to end, and the post-climax wrap-up was very well executed. I can see why the author is a NYT Bestseller!
We find out right away what happened; the trick is figuring out how and why it happened, and so we go on this tension-ridden journey with the two main characters as marital secrets are exposed and truths are unravelled. The author tastefully tackles mental health throughout, as well. There are so many curiosity seeds dropped, which had me theorizing the whole time, and the jaw-dropping moments happen at exactly the right times. Every chapter made me want to keep reading, and I read the entire thing in one evening, staying up til 2am because I couldn’t put it down. This was easily a 5-star read for me.
So, so good! I’ll be recommending it widely!
From the back cover:
Get ready for a thrilling, addictive novel about marriage, betrayal, and the secrets that push us to the edge in Sally Hepworth’s The Soulmate.
There’s a cottage on a cliff. Gabe and Pippa’s dream home in a sleepy coastal town. But their perfect house hides something sinister. The tall cliffs have become a popular spot for people to end their lives. Night after night Gabe comes to their rescue, literally talking them off the ledge. Until he doesn’t.
When Pippa discovers Gabe knew the victim, the questions spiral…Did the victim jump? Was she pushed?
And would Gabe, the love of Pippa’s life, her soulmate…lie? As the perfect facade of their marriage begins to crack, the deepest and darkest secrets begin to unravel.
Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the ARC via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
Connect with Sally Hepworth on her website at www.sallyhepworthauthor.com and on Twitter @SallyHepworth.