The New Couple by Alison James book tour | AD
I love a thriller that keeps you guessing which is why I was more than happy to just onto the Bookature book tour for The New Couple by Alison James.
The perfect marriage. The perfect house. The perfect secret…
As I step through the cherry-red door of my new home, I know I should feel like the luckiest woman alive. I have a handsome husband, a beautiful daughter and now the house of my dreams. And to everyone else my life looks perfect…
When the neighbours stop by to welcome us, I tell them my name is Stephanie Hamlin and, under the watchful gaze of my husband Richard, I introduce him and our curly haired little girl Poppy. I smile as wide as I can and desperately hope I can fit in to this exclusive place with its pretty communal gardens. Because I’ve risked everything to be here.
Behind closed doors I try to relax, to unwind in the huge clawfoot bath and forget about my complicated past. It’s hard being the new couple on the street when you’ve got secrets.
Because the truth is, my charming husband isn’t really my husband.
And I’m not Stephanie Hamlin…
WHAT I THOUGHT
Set from March to August, The New Couple centre’s around Sycamore Gardens. A prestigious street in London where house prices now roll into the millions. When number 12 is won in a draw, and the new family moves in, Jane is sure that something isn’t quite right. And she’s not wrong.
What was different about The New Couple is that is it told from three different perspectives, one after another rather than jumping between different POV’s. This means that what really happened is unveiled in layers as each narrator gives their version of events.
A little slow to start, this had me completely hooked by around 30% in and I just couldn’t put it down. I can’t really say much more without giving it away, but this one is definitely worth a read!
FIND OUT MORE
Want to read more? Then why not check out some of the other blogs on this tour who are all sharing their opinions too.
DISCLOSURE – I was provided with an electronic version of this book so that I was able to take part in this book tour. As always though, all thoughts and opinions are my own.