The Guilty Couple by C.L. Taylor @callytaylor @AvonBooksUK – bytheletterbookreviews

Book Description:

What would you do if your husband framed you for murder?

Five years ago, Olivia Sutherland was wrongfully convicted of plotting to murder.

Now she’s finally free, Olivia has three goals. Repair her relationship with her daughter. Clear her name. And bring down her husband – the man who framed her.

Just how far is she willing to go to get what she wants? And how far will her husband go to stop her?

Because his lies run deeper than Olivia could ever have imagined – and this time it’s not her freedom that’s in jeopardy, but her life…

My Thoughts:

I couldn’t think of anything worse than being sent to prison for a crime I didn’t commit but that is exactly what happens to Olivia. To be taken away from your friends and family and miss out on so much of your child’s life, it is just unbearable to think about.

There is lots going on throughout the story and it gets more twisted. The anticipation of why Olivia’s husband had done what he has and as there are a few characters in the story, I found it hard to trust anyone and couldn’t help suspect if they had ulterior motives.

Its clear to see that Olivia’s time in prison has hardened her somewhat and in her desperation to get her daughter and her life back, she takes risks that could have dire consequences. As much as I was keen for this woman to get justice, I also didn’t want things to get any worse so my heart ended up being in my mouth a few times when she puts her newly found freedom at risk.

The Guilty Couple for me had a darker edge than the author’s previous novels. I could easily see this being made into a series for television as it was so engrossing. The pacing of the story made the tension taut and there are some great twists that heightened my enjoyment further. Yet another thrilling page turner of a read by the author.

My thanks to Avon Books and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Sarah Hardy

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