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One marriage. One lie. Two sides to the story.

The moment Vivien meets Ashton, she knows she will be his wife and absolutely nothing will stop her.

Powerful, rich, and from a good family, Ashton is everything Vivien is not. So, she molds herself into Ashton’s perfect soul mate.

Pouring his favorite vintage wine, whispering "I love you" over dinner in front of friends, and biting her tongue when she disagrees with him are simple sacrifices for the perfect marriage she has always craved.

When people begin to notice the bruises on her cheek, she holds their stares. There is no cry for help from Vivien. She simply keeps her mouth shut and lets the gossip continue.

If you saw Vivien nursing a black eye, you might be forgiven for thinking what everyone else does - that she is the victim in her marriage, but you’d be wrong. Vivien and Ashton’s life together is much more complicated than that. You will never guess the true story behind Vivien’s undying devotion to her husband. Nor could you possibly predict what she does next....

Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, Behind Closed Doors, and The Perfect Couple. If you enjoy twisted psychological thrillers with bags of suspense, then you’ll love The Newlyweds from USA Today best-selling author Arianne Richmonde. 

©2021 Arianne Richmonde (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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  • Silvana Cureton
  • 22-02-2021

So repetitive and boring

The author goes on and on about the same.... the main character is not likeable at all. She drones on and on about her emotions, about the past, about her emotions, about the past and how she is plotting a nonsensical revenge. The plot is not believable, the characters are poorly developed and unlikeable. It is not worth a listen; I doggedly made myself listen to the end expecting perhaps redemption in the plot. No...

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  • lisa
  • 01-03-2021

very good

Interesting story. Nice and refreshing. Not your typical good/bad storyline. Narration was great and I'm very picky on Narration. It does keep you guessing until the end!

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  • El Bombastico
  • 05-02-2021

Mediocre and at times nonsensical

This is a popcorn novel, something to listen to on a boring rainy Sunday with nothing else to do. Yeah, its full of plot twists, but without spoiling NONE of them make sense and are so out there they would make M. Night Shyamalan proud. Story aside, dialogue is good the performance by Laurence Bouvard is excellent. Buy if you have an overabundance of spare time and/or just love airport novels. Otherwise, save your money/credits.

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  • J.Hamp
  • 03-02-2021

Returned by chapter 3

could not get past the southern american accent. could be a good book. I'll never know....those accents like nails on a chalkboard.

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  • Wendi
  • 09-03-2021

Simple Writing. Easy Read, But Enjoyable

The Newlyweds is the tale of a seemingly happy couple in their early thirties. We are led into the details of their marriage and then also led to believe that all is not great behind closed doors when our protagonist's friends starts questioning her about frequent bruises that show up on her face and arms.

However, not all is what it seems. And, in the case of this book, the true story is so preposterous and outlandish, it compelled me to listen to the end. As it turned out, the ending was even more ridiculous.

The narrator is pretty bad. She sounds like a child. The story is ludicrous. And, I don't like it when an author makes us trust her story teller and then half way through the book, changes her personality and makes her a liar.

But.. I gotta admit, I am a sucker for something different. And this is not like anything I've read before. From the crazy characters to the characters' love for swimming for sharks, and so many other things- this kept my attention and I listened to it intently for two days. I couldn't help myself. This is trash literature and it satisfied a guilty pleasure.

-Wendi

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