Saturday, June 3, 2023

Review - My Daughter’s Boyfriend

Title:   My Daughter’s Boyfriend
Author:  Daniel Hurst
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Psychological Thriller
Format:   Audiobook ARC
Narrators:  Harris Dobby, Tamsyn Kennard
No. of Pages:   276
Date of Publication:   June 3, 2023
My Rating:   4 Stars 


My daughter thought she had found the man of her dreams. But now her life is in danger…

When Ellie tells me she has a new boyfriend, I am absolutely thrilled and can’t wait to meet him. She finally seems so happy and in love.

But there’s a catch. Ellie has never met him in person. In fact, he doesn’t even live in the same country. Our home is in England, but Daryl is in Los Angeles.

When handsome Daryl invites Ellie to stay with him at his luxury Los Angeles mansion for a few weeks, I insist on joining her. I need to find out more about the man who has my daughter so enamoured.

Daryl welcomes us into his whitewashed house, complete with a stunning swimming pool and sun-drenched patio. Then one morning, I discover a terrible secret in his basement that changes everything. He has been lying to us from the start.

I go to confront him, but Ellie and Daryl are nowhere to be found. I call Ellie’s phone but there’s no answer.

Has something happened to my precious girl? And will I be able to save her?

An utterly gripping psychological thriller that will keep you up all night from the author of the number one bestselling novel The Doctor’s Wife . If you love Gone Girl , The Night She Disappeared and The Perfect Couple , you’ll be hooked by My Daughter’s Boyfriend .


Dawn is very uncertain when her daughter Ellie declares that she is in love. At the age of 24, her daughter is certainly a old enough to live her own life, but with Dawn and Ellie living in the UK and Ellie’s boyfriend, living in the US, Dawn is very nervous that Ellie wants to meet him in person  Dawn agrees to let Ellie meet the young man, who is named Daryl, but only if she accompanies her  so Dawn and Ellie head to LA for a week.

While the young couple do seem to be quite in love, Dawn’s uncertainty only grows after meeting Daryl and his charming father. After a shocking discovery, Dawn has Ellie pack her bags. Their vacation is over, but the drama that has suddenly become part of their lives is only just beginning.  

This ARC came across really well as an audiobook.  The story itself was quite intense and with the dual narration of two excellent voice actors, the intrigue only grew. There were some great surprise twists and a really shocking ending. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Daniel Hurst writes psychological thrillers and loves to tell tales about unusual things happening to normal people. He has written all his life, making the progression from handing scribbled stories to his parents as a boy to writing full length novels in his thirties. He lives in the North West of England, returning to his roots after several years away exploring the world and garnering plenty of ideas for future books!

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