Get ready for a thrilling, addictive novel about marriage, betrayal, and the secrets that push us to the edge in Sally Hepworth’s The Soulmate.
There’s a cottage on a cliff. Gabe and Pippa’s dream home in a sleepy coastal town. But their perfect house hides something sinister. The tall cliffs have become a popular spot for people to end their lives. Night after night Gabe comes to their rescue, literally talking them off the ledge. Until he doesn’t.
When Pippa discovers Gabe knew the victim, the questions spiral…Did the victim jump? Was she pushed?
And would Gabe, the love of Pippa’s life, her soulmate…lie? As the perfect facade of their marriage begins to crack, the deepest and darkest secrets begin to unravel.
-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.
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(3.5 / 5) Gabe and Pippa take a huge leap and buy a small place on top of a beautiful hillside cliff. What seemed idealistic at first quickly becomes a burden when multiple people are found trying to end their lives from jumping off this cliff. Gabe takes it upon himself to talk them away and get them the help they need. Until one night, a woman jumps and everything changes.
Told from multiple perspectives, we get all angles of this story. My favorite angle was the woman who had died. Seeing her put the pieces together along with others was so unique and interesting. There were two timelines that met up well at the end with deceit and many revelations.
I was entertained but I definitely wasn’t wowed. The twist was good but not enough to make my jaw drop. It was a fun read and I’d recommend this to those who love domestic thrillers.
AUDIO REVIEW: The two narrators did a great job evoking mystery and suspicion. I appreciated the multiple narrators to keep track of the story better. The chapter headings were important to pay attention to (timeline, POV) and the narrators definitely helped with that.
**This book deals with multiple heavy subjects of mental health. It has details and shows the difficulties of disorders. Suicide is commonly talked about and many others.
General content summary: F words= 6, people regularly try to commit suicide off a cliff but a man talks them out of it, suicide off a cliff (multiple), POV from the afterlife, infidelity (previous and present), m/f kiss, m/f intimacy (few details, multiple, references), family suicides (2, previous), postpartum depression, mental health issues, f/f marriage and pregnancy, adoption, abduction, assumed gunshot death, adult ADHD (details, multiple), a child watches his brother jump off a bridge to his death, mental health diagnosis.
Thank you to MacMillan Audio for the gifted copy!
The book releases April 4, 2023.
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