The Other Couple
The new psychological thriller from Sarah J Naughton, for fans of Clare Mackintosh's LET ME LIE, Cara Hunter's CLOSE TO HOME and Lara Marshall's FRIEND REQUEST
How well do you know the person you just vowed to spend the rest of your life with? That is the question that Asha is asking herself when she wakes up in the hospital with no memory of what has happened and no sign of her new husband Ollie... this was an addictive fast-paced psychological thriller that I could not put down! Asha is a tremendously likable and sympathetic character and I found myself needing to know what in the world was going on!
Asha and Ollie are ...more
Asha wakes up in a hospital in Thailand with little recollection of how she got there. She has some memories of her wedding to Ollie.
Asha and Ollie from completely different social backgrounds had their fairytale wedding and were on their Thai paradise honeymoon, but all’s not well in paradise. Ollie seems to want to spend most of his time away from Asha, ...more
I love the way this author writes such great character drama – wea ...more
To find out, the author takes us on a trip from London to Vietnam, from Asha’s wedding day to her honeymoon and to having to deal with the aftermath. Asha needs to dig deep to find out the truth in a world she’s never quite belonged. A world of the rich and privileged, a world ...more
It would seem to me that I'm just having "one of those years", being a year in which a lot of books that I'm reading are good, without being great. Yes, I've read a few absolute pearls this year so far, but I've also read a lot of average reads, and so ...more
I loved jumping between the Before and After of whatever happens. Asha is giving nothing away in the After….she can’t remember a thing! Then as the story unfolds, partial memories start to return but will the key one of the attack ever appear?!
There’s a subtle undertone from before the Vietnam trip that throws in an element of doubt to the tale. As the past unfolds, seeds o ...more
Again, we are spoiled as a reader with a complex story. The author writes very fluently and adds many details to her story. Some of the characters remain a bit superficial. I did not warm to Asha either. She is a very strong character and very lifelike with all her faults. I was only slightly disturbed by her paranoia and her constant thinking about sex. ...more
Combining foggy memories, alternating timelines between the now and the before and something sinister lurking around the edge of remembering, Sarah J. Naughton weaves a dark mystery that might give you second thoughts about your upcoming summer holiday.
Oh, you guys! This was one of those books… I knew pretty much from the first page that I’m in for something something good. I’m usually pretty chill when I’m reading, but I found mys ...more
I found myself getting totally invested in the thre ...more
Publication Date: 22nd March 2018
I really enjoyed Tattletale which I read last year so I was keen to read The Other Couple and excited to see if it had the same twisty, trippy, gripping style as Tattletale. I'm pleased to say it did! I was engrossed in this book immediately and it only took me a couple of hours to read it cover to cover.
Asha has the perfect life, she's off on her honeymoon with her ...more
While honeymooning in Vietnam, Ollie is killed. Asha wakes up in a hospital, not able to remember anything about the accident. Was is an accident? Did someone murder him? Asha is determined to find out.
The book started out slow for me. As we are being introduced to various other vacationers at the resort, I felt the the descriptions blended together almost in a confusing way. At first it was a little difficult for me to decipher who everyone was. The story was told in present and p ...more
Some time later Asha wakes up in a hospi ...more
The perfect couple? The perfect honeymoon? Think again… It’s not as simple as that! Who can you truelly trust? The five star beach resort sounds devine… But it wasn’t for Asha and Ollie.
I really felt sorry for A ...more
There were lots of twists and turns that I didn't expect along with others that I did. Love, fraud, murder, mysteries. Overall a great read!
When we first meet Sarah’s main character, Asha, she is waking up in hospital in Vietnam, unaware of what has happened to her or how she ended up there. I love a novel told across dual time lines, and t ...more
Asha and Ollie Graveney are on their 3 week honeymoon in a lavish, Vietnamese resort. Where Asha has had to work incredibly hard over the years to get to where she is as a journalist, Ollie on the other hand has lived a life of luxury coming from the rich and privileged. But despite this and Ollie’s parents disapprov ...more
Asha is a Londoner who grew up without any particular privileges and had to work hard to get where she is. She works as a journalist and her work brings her into contact with Ollie Graveney, the man she will marry. He's very upper crust, very rich and completely different to Asha but t ...more
The reader meets Asha as she lays in a hospital bed in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It's clear that something dreadful has happened, but what?
We are then taken back a couple of weeks as Asha and her new husba ...more
Asha wakes up in hospital with no recollection of how she got there. She remembers marrying Ollie, the man of her dreams, and she knows they were supposed to be going on an idyllic honeymoon, but can’t even remember if they ever reached their destination.
The plot unfolds by ...more
This was a fab book flitting between three points of time from the same character, Asha - starting off in a hospital bed (but where am I?), then a ...more
Sarah worked as an advertising copywriter for ten years before her first book was published in 2013. A supernatural thriller for teens, The Hanged Man Rises (Simon and Schuster) was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards. A second thriller for teens, The Blood List (Simon and Schuster) came out in 2014. Her first adult thriller, Tattletale (Trapeze) is due out in March 2017.