Published by St. Martin's Press on 4 April 2023
Genres: Adult, Thriller
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The Soulmate follows Pippa and Amanda, Two women who believe in their husbands, their Soulmates, and have only ever asked for one thing each. For Pippa it was loyalty, for Amanda it was fidelity in this dramatic thriller the definitions of these terms are blurred and twisted as the past and the present collide after a woman dies in an expected suicide at the cliffs. Her death brings past events into the present and the present back to the past as we follow both women as they piece together hidden truths that intertwine their relationships and families.
My Thoughts on The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth
Before I get into my thoughts on the book itself I want to give a nod to the narrators of the story. The audiobook has dual narration and I’m always a fan of more than one narrator or a full-cast audiobook over a single narrator. The two distinct voices help to separate the thoughts and experiences of each woman throughout the story.
I wasn’t quite sure what to think of the book when it started off with the suicide rather than a death later in the book when we felt some connection to the characters. I definitely question where the story was going to take us. The story definitely was more about the slow build of tension and drama that explodes into twists and turns that will have you questioning the motives of all players.
I definitely did not see the end of the story coming, but looking back I can see the small hints here and there, but I do not think I would have ever come to the endings conclusion on my own. I felt like the ending with all the reveals could have been a bit more drawn out where it felt like a lot of info was dumped and then a quick shock and then the ending. Truthfully I almost felt the ending was too happy for a thriller. This could be Hepworth’s writing style which is new to me so I’m just not used to that kinda of ending in a thriller novel. If you have read Hepworth’s work before I would enjoy hearing your thoughts on her writing style.
Overall, I say give The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth a chance if you are a fan of soap operas, family dramas, and light thrillers. I think this is the perfect thriller for the spring and summer months.
Take Care and Happy Reading Everyone!