The New Couple by Alison James

I’m so pleased to tell you about this gripping book today. Thanks so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

The perfect marriage. The perfect house. The perfect secret…

As I step through the cherry-red door of my new home, I know I should feel like the luckiest woman alive. I have a handsome husband, a beautiful daughter and now the house of my dreams. And to everyone else my life looks perfect…

When the neighbours stop by to welcome us, I tell them my name is Stephanie Hamlin and, under the watchful gaze of my husband Richard, I introduce him and our curly haired little girl Poppy. I smile as wide as I can and desperately hope I can fit in to this exclusive place with its pretty communal gardens. Because I’ve risked everything to be here.

Behind closed doors I try to relax, to unwind in the huge clawfoot bath and forget about my complicated past. It’s hard being the new couple on the street when you’ve got secrets.

Because the truth is, my charming husband isn’t really my husband.

And I’m not Stephanie Hamlin…

An absolutely gripping psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the last page. If you love Behind Closed DoorsMy Lovely Wife and The Perfect Couple, you’ll be hooked.

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My Review:

I have been a fan of Alison James for a while now, and her books are always thrilling and addictive and very character driven.

This latest novel is completely gripping. The new couple move into the exclusive London street, but all is not what it seems. Neighbour Jane spots a few anomalies in their stories and decides to investigate a bit further.

The first half of the book is told from Jane’s perspective, and even though I thought she was a bit nosy I was interested to see what she would find.

The second half of the novel is then told from another perspective, I won’t say too much for fear of spoiling it, but once the pieces of the plot begin to come together it’s a rollercoaster of a ride, and I was completely engrossed in this very clever story.

As well as being a totally addictive read I thought this book had a very original and clever storyline. and I absolutely flew through the pages.

An unputdownable and engrossing read, I’d recommend this to anyone who loves a good suspenseful and twisty thriller.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

About the author:

Alison James was born in the Cotswolds but spent most of her formative years abroad. She studied languages at Oxford, then became a journalist and author, returning to university after her two children to take a law degree. After a three-year stint as a criminal paralegal, she worked as a commercial copywriter and then a TV storyliner, before coming full circle to write fiction again.

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