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Publisher Description


'An intriguing and gripping psychological thriller that keeps you guessing as you frantically turn the pages’ Sunday Times bestselling author C. L. Taylor

The perfect couple … or the perfect lie?

A devoted wife…
A year ago, Gemma met the love of her life, Danny. Since then, their relationship has been perfect. But one evening, Danny doesn’t return home.

A missing husband…
Gemma turns to the police. She is horrified by what she discovers – a serial killer is on the loose in Bristol. When she sees photos of the victims she is even more stunned…they all look just like Danny.

Who would you believe?
But the police are suspicious. Why has no one apart from Gemma heard from Danny in weeks? Why is there barely a trace of him in their flat? Is she telling them the truth, or is this marriage hiding some very dark secrets?

‘This is a psychological thriller that has everything: intrigue, mystery and constant twists and turns. I couldn't put it down!’ Alex Lake, bestselling author of Seven Days

‘There is no let-up in this twisty-turny thriller…Just when you think you've cracked its secrets, your expectations are upended again’ Kate Riordan, author of The Heatwave

Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Shari Lapena and Lisa Jewell

What NetGalley reviewers are saying about The Perfect Couple:

‘This book kept me up all night. So many twists and turns. I just could not get enough’

‘Oh my word!! This book was absolutely brilliant!! I cannot even describe how brilliant the plot was and the twists and turns were just amazing!!’

‘The perfect read!’

‘Jackie Kabler -you have written a thriller beyond words!’

‘A page turning, knee trembling read!’

‘Suspense, thrills, police procedural, and a good old-fashioned creepy scare await you’

‘Amazing, twisty, ride. I was left with a jaw dropped open and asking myself why and how’

‘Oh My Gosh what a Head Spinning book!!!!. Kept me on my toes through every chapter’

About the author

Jackie Kabler was born in Coventry but spent much of her childhood in Ireland. She worked as a newspaper reporter and then as a television news correspondent for twenty years, spending nearly a decade on GMTV followed by stints with ITN and BBC News. During that time, she covered major stories around the world including the Kosovo crisis, the impeachment of President Clinton, the Asian tsunami, famine in Ethiopia, the Soham murders and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Jackie now divides her time between crime writing and working as a presenter on shopping channel QVC. She has a degree in zoology from Trinity College Dublin, runs long distances for fun and lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.
Twitter @jackiekabler
Instagram @officialjackiekabler

Crime & Thrillers
17 April
One More Chapter
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited

Customer Reviews

27Carmi ,


Kept me hooked until the very end. Great read!

Marns17 ,

A thrilling read

I absolutely loved Jackie’s last book Am I Guilty and I had been waiting impatiently to see what she would come up with next. I am pleased to say that The Perfect Couple was worth the wait and another example of just how talented an author Jackie is.

“The Perfect Couple… Or the perfect lie?” Jackie. has created a thrilling and twisted read that had me racing through the pages to see how it was all going to unfold. I had absolutely no idea where this was headed and I was so engrossed that I had trouble tearing myself away. When I did get to the outcome, it was completely unexpected and a jaw-dropping moment. Well played Jackie… Well played!

Jackie has done a great job with the characters in this story. I particularly enjoyed the characters of DCI Helena Dickens and DS Devon Clarke. Their working chemistry was great and I would love to see them again featured in another of Jackie’s books. Gemma was an intriguing character and she was brought to life through the pages extremely well. I liked how I was kept second-guessing her throughout the story.

With each book, Jackie just keeps outdoing herself. I love her writing, which is so engaging and she really knows her way around the psychological thriller genre, which makes her such an asset to it. I will now be awaiting with anticipation for her next book and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

The Perfect Couple is a highly addictive and compelling read. With a twisted and mysterious plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat, well-developed characters that are believable and writing that is so engaging, it is like you also are part of the story, I thoroughly recommend you read this book. It has been an absolute pleasure to be able to read and review The Perfect Couple.

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