The Other Couple - Cathryn Grant

Reading Challenge Category: Free ARC from NetGalley

Official Blurb:

They planned a dream vacation. They got a trip to hell.
Maggie and Brad are on vacation at Lake Tahoe when they meet another couple, Skye and Joe. The four hit it off so well that Maggie invites their new friends to share her beautiful lakeside rental.
What she doesn’t realize is Skye and Joe aren’t just some random couple. They have been watching Maggie and Brad, have chosen them carefully….
And now, when they discover that Maggie has a secret which could destroy her marriage, they start turning the screws, pushing their own sinister agenda. But have they chosen their victim wisely? Or does Maggie also have a dark side?
As the pressure builds, what should have been a dream vacation begins to look more like the inner circle of hell. Before it’s over all four will be changed forever – and at least one of them will be dead…

My Thoughts:

I was in the mood for some good old-fashioned misery and evil, and I certainly got that from this book. I don’t mean that in a bad way, I mean I wanted something dark and a book that was the epitome of a psychological thriller. This gave me everything I wanted.
Right from the start, you are on the edge of your seat, wanting to know what Skye and Joe are up to. When there is a big turn of events before we even hit the halfway mark, I honestly didn’t know where else the book could go.
It does plod on a little and lulls you into a false sense of vacations, food and sun for a little bit but then bam the ending comes, and there is twist upon turn—deceit upon trickery. I was back on the edge of my seat once more.
We see the entire story through the eyes of the four main players, Skye, Joe, Maggie and Brad, so we know what all of them are thinking. It doesn’t get confusing at any point and is obvious who you are following at all times.
This was a unique (for me) storyline, and even though there was that little bit of a plod, it still moved at a fair pace. It kept me engaged at all times.
I took a chance on this unknown (again to me) author while browsing NetGalley for a ‘Read Now’ book when the romantic comedy I was supposed to be reading just wasn’t doing it for me. I needed an alternative and fast. I’m certainly glad I gave this one a go, and I will be looking into more of this author’s work next year!

Buy Now on Amazon

The Other Couple
by Cathryn Grant
Date Started
20th December 2020
Date Finished
22nd December 2020
Buy Now on Amazon