Friday, August 26, 2022

The Guilty Couple by C.L. Taylor

Five years ago, Olivia Sutherland was wrongfully convicted of plotting to murder her husband.

Now she's finally free, Olivia has three goals: repair her relationship with her teenage daughter, clear her name, and bring down her husband – the man who framed her.

Just how far is she willing to go to get what she wants? And how far will her husband go to stop her? Because his lies run deeper than Olivia could ever have imagined – and this time it’s not her freedom that’s in jeopardy, but her life… 

Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 28th 2022 
by Avon
3.5/5 stars

This is my first time reading a C.L. Taylor book.  It was an impulse purchase during a recent Chapters sale.

The blurb is intriguing, the cover signifies the deep chasm between this couple and the revenge sounds enticing.

Well this book started out with Olivia just wanting to reconnect with her daughter, it quickly escalates as she discovers things of the past and the possibility that there is proof of her innocence. Now she just has to find the evidence and retrieve it.

The Guilty Couple is a book told from a number of points of view with lots of red herrings, twists and good narration. It's a fast paced story with shorter chapters, some suspense and mystery. There are also a number of subplots throughout that fit together nicely at the end.

I did a combo read/audiobook and managed to polish this off in a day and a half. The narrator was Claire Corbett who did a very good job. Coming in at just over eight hours it was a little faster after I ramped up the speed a tad.

Well I didn’t find this book to be an unputdownable suspense read like I'd hoped it was enjoyable and entertaining. I will definitely lookup more by this author.

This book was part of my 2022 reading off my shelf challenge.

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