Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for The Marriage Betrayal by Shalini Boland.
Faye Townsend has planned the perfect summer trip for her family. But returning to the small seaside town her husband grew up in does not go to plan, the rain pours and the long days become stifling. And then the unthinkable happens…
Her husband Jake and her six-year-old son Dylan go for an early morning walk along the beautiful, windswept clifftops. They don’t come back.
As the hours tick by, Dylan’s red baseball cap is found on the beach and Faye finds herself being questioned by the police. They want to know everything about the man she married - is Faye ready to face her husband’s dark past? Or will she have to confront her own secrets first?
And just how far will a mother go to save her only child?
From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this utterly gripping psychological thriller will make you gasp out loud as you race towards the unforgettable twist. If you loved The Girl on the Train and The Wife Before You this book is for you.
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Title: The Marriage Betrayal
Author: Shalini Boland
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 273
No. of Pages: 273
Date of Publication: July 8, 2019
My Rating: 5 Stars
My Rating: 5 Stars
Faye Townsend has the perfect week planned for her husband's birthday. She and her brother-in-law Tom hope that her husband Jake and sister Lainey will enjoy being back in their hometown for a week. However, no one is happy and they decide to return home earlier. The day they plan to leave, Jake and their seven-year-old son Dylan plan to spend the morning touring. They never return.
Panicked Faye and Tom begin searching. Finding nothing, they go to the police, who take the matter quite seriously. A vast search for Jake and Dylan begins but nets very few clues.
While the search ensues, the story goes back and forth between Jake and Lainey's past. There are things about Jake that are rather unnerving and it is at this point that things begin clicking into place for the reader.
Reading this book was quite like putting the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together. I love how it was written and I also love how I was thrown off. Oh, and that ending! This is definitely a Wow! book and easily reminds me why I love this author so much. Discussing this book with another reader was a lovely bonus.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing psychological thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).
Be the first to hear about her new releases here: http://eepurl.com/b4vb45
She is also the author of two bestselling Young Adult series as well as an atmospheric WWII novel with a time-travel twist.
This sounds like a super exciting book! I need to add this to my TBRReplyDelete
I love a good psychological thriller😁ReplyDelete
Great review! This one looks really good!ReplyDelete
Looks like a really good book!ReplyDelete
This sounds exciting and I'm pretty into the went out and never came back trope. Lovely review!ReplyDelete
This looks intense - I wants itReplyDelete
This sounds like a great read. I love books with secrets.ReplyDelete
Exactly how I felt.ReplyDelete
Great review. The book looks brilliant.ReplyDelete
Yay for a 5 star read.ReplyDelete
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