Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Other Couple by Sarah J. Naughton. My thanks to Tracy Fenton for the opportunity to join and to the publisher for my review copy.
Author : Sarah J. Naughton
Title : The Other Couple
Pages : 304
Publisher : Trapeze
Publication date : March 22, 2018 (ebook)
It was meant to be the perfect honeymoon.
A five-star resort in paradise.
White sands, a private villa and world-class cuisine.
A chance for newlyweds Asha and Ollie Graveney to recover from a recent tragedy, and enjoy the holiday of their dreams.
Except someone has other plans…
And paradise has turned into a nightmare.
Asha wakes up in a hospital in Vietnam with no recollection of how she got there or what happened. Something is obviously very wrong. Where’s her husband? What happened that caused their honeymoon to derail so dramatically?
To find out, the author takes us on a trip from London to Vietnam, from Asha’s wedding day to her honeymoon and to having to deal with the aftermath. Asha needs to dig deep to find out the truth in a world she’s never quite belonged. A world of the rich and privileged, a world where money talks and people seem to be able to get away with anything. Asha comes from a far different background and also has the “wrong” skin colour. She’s not exactly welcomed with open arms.
From the first day of the honeymoon, the cracks begin to show as Asha’s new husband Oliver acts rather strangely. Is he merely tired? Is he already tired of her? Or is there something else going on? Asha and Oliver spend a lot of time with other tourists, none of them particularly likeable in my opinion. In fact, it made me feel like the best holidays are those in the middle of nowhere with not another person in sight. 😄
Sarah J. Naughton kept me guessing from the chilling prologue right until the end, when I had all but exhausted my list of potential suspects, ruling them out one by one. Even on the glorious beaches of Vietnam, there is a constant threatening vibe and at times, I was almost holding my breath expecting something to happen. Paradise suddenly felt incredibly claustrophobic, creating a fantastic contrast between something pretty and something ugly.
The Other Couple is a deliciously twisty tale of grief and revenge. A story that had me trying really hard to figure out the pieces of the puzzle but ultimately left me baffled. This is a psychological thriller that oozes atmosphere and will leave you suspicious of everyone.
The Other Couple is available to buy!
Sarah J Naughton grew up in Dorset, on a diet of tales of imperiled heroines and wolves in disguise. As an adult her reading matter changed but those dark fairytales had deep roots. Her debut children’s thriller, THE HANGED MAN RISES, featured a fiend from beyond the grave menacing the streets of Victorian London, and was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa award. TATTLETALE was her first psychological thriller for adults. Sarah lives in Central London with her husband and two sons.
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