This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Sally Hepworth, comes a twisty new domestic suspense novel in The Soulmate…
Gabe and Pippa Gerard have just moved into their dream house: a cliffside cottage in a sleepy coastal town outside Melbourne. It’s a fresh start to their marriage, and the perfect place to raise their two young daughters. But the house’s perfect façade hides something more sinister: The Spot, where the tall cliffs have become a popular place for those wishing to end their lives. After talking someone down from the ledge, Gabe becomes a local hero, saving person after person… until one night, he doesn’t. And Pippa sees Gabe the moment after it happened, standing alone at the cliff’s edge, arms outstretched, palms facing out.
The death is ruled a suicide— Gabe said it was a stranger devastated over her husband’s infidelity. But when Pippa discovers that Gabe knew the victim, she has more questions than answers. Plus, the woman’s husband swears she wouldn’t have jumped. Why would Gabe lie about not knowing her? Why would she have been at The Spot, if not to jump? And did she really jump… or was she pushed? As Pippa works to uncover the truth, the foundations of the life they’ve built begin to crack and their deepest secrets start to unravel.
The Soulmate is a twisty domestic suspense novel that proves nothing—and no one— is ever as it seems.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I have been a Sally Hepworth fan since back in the day she wrote women’s fiction that would make me cry. Now, she writes more domestic suspense and the last 2 books have been good, but have had some hit and miss sections.
This book, however…. well- we’ve got a LOT to unpack.
I’m going to break from my traditional style of review and just wade in the waters of this book.
First things first, it bugs me when a woman constantly props up a man. He may be the greatest, etc- but if you got to talk it all the time- who are you trying to convince, me or you?
Related to the first thing- I really think that Pippa needed to wake up and smell the Folgers and who cared it the sex was AMAZING because Gabe was trouble. And her constant propping and refusal to smell the Folgers was making me roll my eyes in a HARD way.
Secondly, I figured out what was going on with Gabe relatively early and yes, Sally Hepworth did handle that part of the book with delicacy.
What saved the book for me was certain characters I wanted to learn more about. Because while Pippa and Gabe would be fabulous to discuss in a book club with lots of wine about their motivations, behaviors, etc………. me just reading about them and having no one to vent my frustrations too just kind of made me ugh.
Bottom line: There was a lot of stuff I liked about this book and there was some things I didn’t like. Would love to hear YOUR thoughts!
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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T @ Traveling With T
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I haven’t read it, but you’ve given me some things to think about.