My husband has been keeping secrets for a long time. He thinks I don’t know what he does outside of this house. But I know everything…
Karla watches silently as Jason hurriedly packs his belongings into a suitcase. She knows that her stillness is unnerving him as she watches his every move from the doorway of their bedroom.
Clothes are screwed up and packed into the case, along with a watch she bought him for his last birthday and his precious laptop. He takes everything from his bedside table. Everything except the framed wedding photo, which now stands alone. Karla strains to see the smiling faces in the photo. If only she knew then what she knows now.
‘I’ve fallen in love with someone else,’ he’d said to her, just moments earlier. The brutality of those words hit Karla hard and she struggled to breathe as she took in each word in turn.
You may think you know what Karla will do next. But you’ll be wrong. Because Karla isn’t who you think she is. Only she knows what’s about to happen. And you will never see it coming.
An absolutely gripping psychological thriller for readers who loved The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl and The Other Woman. With twists you’ll never see coming, you will not be able to put this one down!
The story starts off with us meeting Karla and her husband Jason as Jason is leaving the marital home and turning his back on his marriage. We then go back three months and are taken through everything that leads up to the present day.
Obviously there is lots I wanted to know about why Jason had made the decision to leave Karla. There is also a back story to do with Karla’s past which instantly had my interest piqued. Her own family sadly arn’t a great family unit with her father being a highly horrible person that I despised as soon as we first meet him. I liked Diane, her mum and wondered how she could live with this man for so long.
This is a story packed full of secrets and lies and oh my goodness when they start to unravel, I was very much in my element enjoying every single one of them. Obviously not so great for certain characters but for the reader, it makes for a very entertaining read.
The Marriage Trap is a gripping psychological thriller that will have you glued to it’s pages. The author steers the reader in one direction to only veer you off in a totally different one making sure that she has your attention at all times. There are a fair few twists that definitely kept me on my toes and more importantly, that I didn’t always see coming. Proper jaw dropping stuff. A thrilling, compelling, page turner of a read.
My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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Bestselling Author, Sheryl Browne, writes taught, dark, twisty psychological thriller and contemporary fiction. Sheryl’s latest psychological thriller THE MARRIAGE TRAP comes to you from fabulous BOOKOUTURE. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.
So why does Sheryl write in two genres? Quoting E. L. Doctorow, Sheryl says: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights.” This she thinks sums up a writer’s journey, you never quite know where you are going until you get there. If Sheryl’s not sure where a character is going, she simply has to trust him to show her the way. Plus, according to one reviewer, she also has a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath. To find out more about Sheryl’s novels, go to www.facebook.com/SherylBrowne.Author/ or follow @SherylBrowne on Twitter. To find out more about Sheryl, go to www.sherylbrowne.com