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Publisher's Summary

The perfect couple....

A match made in heaven or hell?

From the best-selling author of The Party and Have You Seen Her comes another utterly gripping listen.... 

When Emily applies to a job as a housekeeper for widower Rupert, it’s a chance to start over: a steady job and regular money means she can work towards her own place, not sharing a grimy flat with old mate Mags.

As Emily gets to know more about Rupert’s world - how he likes his supper when he comes in from work, who his friends are - she can make sure everything runs like clockwork for him.

Soon there’s a spark between them; Rupert likes Emily and invites her to stay. For good.

To the outside world, they really seem to be a perfect match. There’s just the small issue of what really happened to Rupert’s first wife.

A gripping, razor-sharp game of cat and mouse, from the best-selling author Lisa Hall.

©2020 Lisa Hall (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Chillingly believable and utterly compelling with thrills aplenty - I loved this book." (Lucy Foley, number one best-selling author of The Hunting Party and The Guest List)

"The Perfect Couple is the perfect summer [listen]. A classy thriller that’s stylish, twisty and full of suspense, Hall’s novel is garnished with echoes of the classics such as Rebecca and Gaslight, but is very much a delicious cocktail all of its own." (Sarah Pinborough, number one best-selling author of Behind Her Eyes and Cross Her Heart)

"Think Rebecca, Body Heat, and Gaslight. Lisa Hall’s dark thriller plays on three classic tropes and does the seemingly unimaginable: it improves on them. You’re going to devour this one." (Christina Dalcher, best-selling author of Vox and Q)

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Don’t bother

Boring and predictable. Irritating voice. Not worth wasting your time reading. Repeated sentences used frequently throughout the narration.

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  • lisa
  • 24-09-2020

Very good!

Great domestic noir with lots of twists and turns. The book flowed really well and the characters were amazing!! Easy to follow!

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  • Mark D
  • 12-09-2020

just skip it

I got this because it was cheap. You really get what you pay for with this one. Completely lacking in creativity. The characters are underdeveloped, whiney and don't act like any real person would. Its incredibly easy to see how it would end and who it was.

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  • Valerie A. Raabe
  • 04-09-2020

Poor editing

The story is pretty good, and the narrator isn’t bad.... but the repetition of some sentences and phrases gets annoying.

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  • Mrs H
  • 30-08-2020

definitely not worth nearly 5* in the reviews!

A kind of My Fair Lady theme when a young housekeeper eases her way into a pompous man's life. She mixes with his pompous and senseless friends and family. Weird that she has only one of her own. Be prepared to paddle in very shallow waters the characters are all so superficial and false. The talented narrator only accentuates the inane characters. Not too sure why its called The Perfect Couple. Too often repeated themes are "I'm sorry I should have told you the truth" and "will you forgive me". The previous wife's name is used as often as a preposition, I got really sick of hearing her name and if I ever hear the word 'orangery' again I think I'll scream. The ending is not unexpected. Not gripping, not a razor sharp game of cat and mouse. I listened to the end to give a true review. There are also many phrases repeated throughout the book, is this down to bad editing? I don't know, but overall disappointed.

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  • Mary M
  • 24-08-2020

terrible editing!!!!

the story is good and it's well narrated but the producer has taken no care over the finished product and there are phrases repeated due to sloppy editing. needs fine tuning

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-11-2020

Wonderful story

Loved it. A story with a twist. Definitely recommend it. The author holds ypur attention to the last.

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  • 17-10-2020

Good listen but bay edited

I really enjoyed this book and it kept me gripped from the outset. However, i hope it is re-edited for future listeners as there were several occasions throughout the book where sentences were repeated which was a little annoying.

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