The Happy Couple by Samantha Hayes / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @samhayes



Me and Will. Will and Me. A perfect match. He said he would always be there for me, but it’s been a year since he drained his coffee, walked out the front door and vanished.

Did he leave me? Or did something terrible happen? I’m scared someone finally found out about what happened on the drive home that night…

I lie awake at night trawling the internet for rental properties, desperate for an escape. Until I see my husband’s gorgeous face smiling back at me from a photograph on the fireplace in someone else’s home, and something inside of me snaps.

At the house, I find no trace of him and the woman who lives there has no idea who I am. But I’m certain she’s hiding something behind the locked door upstairs. I know that if I want answers, I have to stay.

You might think that what’s inside that room is the answer to all my questions and the end of all my pain. But it’s only the beginning…




‘The happy couple’… seems like a lovely romantic book when you hear that title, right?

When you take a look at the gorgeous cover next, you feel like striking out the ‘happy’ 🙂

You have found the one you have been waiting for and And you lived together happily ever after. The end!

No, no, no, no. That not how it went at all!

You start as the most happy couple in the world, but then things start to change and you don’t know why. You find yourself alone and a whole load of emotions fly through your head, because you are left in the dark. Why did he do this? Or did something happen where he had no say so about?

He lives on in your mind. You see him, you talk to him, but you can’t find him. And that’s when you see his photos in a home on a house sitting site … You know what you have to do.

The author tells the story in the present, but gives us an insight in the past too. I liked Jo. The author created a great character that made me smile when she blurted things out and created funny or sometimes embarassing situations.

Jo is not the only great character. Will, Lou, Susie and Simon are equally likeable.

I enjoyed the story and the surprising revelations. 5 stars.

Thank you, Samantha Hayes and Bookouture


About the author

Samantha Hayes grew up in Warwickshire, left school at sixteen, avoided university and took jobs ranging from private detective to barmaid to fruit picker and factory worker. She lived on a kibbutz, and spent time living in Australia and the USA, before finally becoming a crime-writer.

Her writing career began when she won a short story competition in 2003 and her sixteenth novel, THE HAPPY COUPLE is out 6th May. Her novels are family-based psychological thrillers, with the emphasis being on ‘real life fiction’. She focuses on current issues and sets out to make her readers ask, ‘What if this happened to me or my family?’ And you’ll always find a BIG twist at the end of her novels!


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