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Title: The Soulmate
Author: Sally Hepworth
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publish Date: April 4, 2023
Genre: Domestic Suspense
My Rating: 3/5
Picture a lovely cottage on a cliff, with sloping lawns, walking paths, and beautiful flowers. It’s Gabe and Pippa Gerard’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. Over the past several months, Gabe comes to their rescue, literally talking them off the ledge.
Until one day, 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 façade of their marriage begins to crack, the deepest and darkest secrets begin to unravel. Because sometimes, the most convincing lies are the ones we tell ourselves.
A married couple, Gabe and Pippa, live near a cliff where people go to end their lives. Gabe has talked several people out of jumping. Unfortunately, one night a woman jumped and Gabe was not able to save her. At least, that’s what Pippa thinks until she learns that Gabe knew the victim. With Gabe acting strangely, Pippa questions how well she knows her husband.
The Soulmate is told using multiple points of view and timelines. The viewpoints are from Pippa and Amanda, the victim. The timelines are now and then for Pippa, before and after for Amanda. The characters are intriguing, though unlikable.
An atmospheric domestic thriller. The Soulmate has secrets, lies, and plenty of family drama. Fans of Hepworth’s other books are sure to enjoy this one too.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.