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The Happy Couple

Narrated by: Ellie Heydon
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Me and Will. Will and Me. A perfect match. He said he would always be there for me, but it’s been a year since he drained his coffee, walked out the front door and vanished. 

Did he leave me? Or did something terrible happen? I’m scared someone finally found out about what happened on the drive home that night...

I lie awake at night trawling the internet for rental properties, desperate for an escape. Until I see my husband’s gorgeous face smiling back at me from a photograph on the fireplace in someone else’s home, and something inside of me snaps. 

At the house, I find no trace of him and the woman who lives there has no idea who I am. But I’m certain she’s hiding something behind the locked door upstairs. I know that if I want answers, I have to stay. 

You might think that what’s inside that room is the answer to all my questions and the end of all my pain. But it’s only the beginning… 

Nail-biting and completely gripping, The Happy Couple will make you question how well you really know the ones you love. Perfect listening for anyone who adored The Wife Between Us, The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl.  

©2020 Samantha Hayes (P)2020 Bookouture

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BORING!! Do not recommend

I hardly ever leave reviews but....

This book was boring and frustrating.

Chapters swap from present and past but are confusing.

Lead character ‘Jo’ is a wet sponge. Suzanne is just as bad.

Uneventful ending, no twist as story was predictable.

I returned it for my credit back.

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I enjoyed it!

Narration good. Story okay but kept me wanting to listen. Overall quite a good book.

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  • Helen Tria
  • 08-05-2020

THE HAPPY COUPLE

THEIS BOOK, ALONG WITH MANY MYSTERIES IVE READ. HAVE WEAK. WEAK WOMEN. FOR ONCE I WOULD LIKE TO READ A BOOK WITH STRONG WOMEN.

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  • Mark D
  • 12-05-2020

interesting

This was an interesting story in ways. It seemed like it was going the typical cheating husband and all that then it surprised me. I will say she kind of made a lot of presumptions with only a little bit of information. It made me roll my eyes more than a few times. Overall a pretty good read and a step above the typical British psychological thrillers I seem to be addicted to.

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  • sam ewart
  • 31-05-2020

okay storyline, weak at times.

I stuck with the book and it was ok , but the constant blasphemy was very offensive, don't think the writer recognizes that .

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  • Katharine Kirby
  • 27-05-2020

Kept me involved for days in lockdown

The Happy Couple is most pleasantly narrated by Ellie Heydon. She has a sweet, calm and attractive voice, but sadly isn't right when speaking as in a male character, as Simon or Will. She makes her voice hoarse and rough for them but it doesn't work. I wish the production team could insert a man's voice for those occasions. Simon is a smashing chap, strong and sensible, with no side, but he sounds like a twit.

The plot is full of twists and turns, sometimes I really wanted to shout at Jo, I wished she would wake up and stop being so silly and self centred. Slow, too, at times to think others, often strangely speaking her last thoughts out loud, definitely selfish and full of 'I want'. There are two sides to every story and we got them sorted by the end. I enjoyed it a lot, I am only nit picking about the voices really. Worth a listen!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-07-2020

Ridiculous

A completely ridiculous plot. Predictable characters, some awful dialogue and just incredibly boring. The main character in particular drones on and and has no personality. Disappointed.

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  • Samantha Taylor
  • 23-07-2020

Too long drawn out unbelievable

Sadly the narration nearly sent me insane with the drone and awful men’s voices.
Ellie Heydon just isn’t for me
Samantha Hayes is sometimes and isn’t the rest

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  • Denise Kempton
  • 17-07-2020

A bit of a strange ending

On the whole the story was ok & held my interest but I felt that it ended a bit strangely & it should have gone on a bit further

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  • Jessica King
  • 30-06-2020

Very average

Started well but then everything just gets a bit ridiculous. Didn't find myself rooting for any character.

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  • Kaja Sviland
  • 23-06-2020

Collapses at the end

This book will trick you into thinking it has a good storyline, and then dissepoint profoundly in the end. Dont bother

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-06-2020

Great Read

I enjoyed reading the 📚 but I just feel like the ending was rushed. It took the writer a while to get to the point and all of a sudden too many things happened at once and then the end.

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  • AFroggatt
  • 11-06-2020

Enjoyable

I didn’t think I was going to like the book. The narrator whilst pleasant I found boring at first. But the book drew me in and I found myself trying to guess the ending. There are a few inconsistencies but easy enough to ignore, worth listening too if you like a mystery.

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  • Darren Savage
  • 09-06-2020

Twists until the end

The book left you wanting more - you thought you knew where the story was going and it’s not until the end the pieces fall in place. Well read and you got to form the characters well. Makes me wanted to look up more books by the same author