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The Soulmate
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Publishers Weekly Review
In the year since Gabe and Pippa Gerard, the couple at the center of this twisty psychological thriller from bestseller Hepworth (The Younger Wife), moved to a beautiful cliffside house in Portsea, a sleepy coastal town a couple of hours outside of Melbourne, Australia, they have become aware that the breathtaking view from the cliff behind their house attracts not only lovers of spectacular sunsets but also the suicidal. So far seven people have come to the spot to die, and charismatic and caring Gabe has been able to talk them all out of jumping. When Amanda Cameron, the wife of Gabe's former boss, shows up near the cliff, Gabe goes out to work his magic. But this time the woman goes over the edge to her death. Was it really a suicide? Short, crisp chapters narrated by Pippa and by Amanda--depicting events both before and after her death--keep the momentum going, and the repressed friction between the Gerards and the Camerons helps build tension. Never mind that who's responsible for Amanda's death comes as no surprise. Fans of domestic suspense will be satisfied. Agent: Rob Weisbach, Rob Weisbach Creative Management. (Apr.)
Booklist Review
Pippa believes that she and her husband, Gabe, left their "dark period" behind in Melbourne when they relocated to a beachfront Portsea home. After recovering from a devastating depression, Gabe has leveraged his magnetic charisma to prevent seven suicides on the cliff behind their new property. But the couple's fragile happiness crumbles with the end of Gabe's life-saving streak: as Pippa watches from the window, a despairing woman turns her back on Gabe and plunges to her death. Pippa's concerns about a resurgence of Gabe's depression become tinged with suspicion when she discovers that Gabe hid his connection to Amanda Cameron, the woman who died on the cliff. As police investigate links between Amanda's suicide and organized crime, Gabe's behavior becomes erratic, and the betrayals and crimes underlying his "dark period" are slowly revealed. How far will Gabe go to protect the family? Sympathetic characters combined with powerful themes of guilt, love, and loyalty will lead readers to consider the power of self-delusion. Recommended for fans of Liane Moriarty and Fiona Barton.

"Listeners will be captivated as the narrators create tension and drop hints about the real problem in this "ideal" family." --Booklist on The Younger Wife

"Narrators Barrie Kreinik and Jessica Douglas-Henry enhance the air of anxiety by weaving an engaging web of emotion. Their Australian accents aid in the immersive nature of the narrative and their fast-paced delivery will keep listeners on the edge of their seats."- Library Journal

Get ready for a thrilling, addictive novel about marriage, betrayal, and the secrets that push us to the edge in Sally Hepworth's The Soulmate .

There's a cottage on a cliff. Gabe and Pippa'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. Night after night Gabe comes to their rescue, literally talking them off the ledge. Until 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 facade of their marriage begins to crack, the deepest and darkest secrets begin to unravel.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press.

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