Get ready for a thrilling, addictive novel about marriage, betrayal, and the secrets that push us to the edge in Sally Hepworth’s The Soulmate.
The Soulmate Book Description:
There’s a cottage on a cliff. Gabe and Pippa’s dream home in a sleepy coastal town. But their perfect house hides something sinister. The tall cliffs have become a popular spot for people to end their lives. Night after night Gabe comes to their rescue, literally talking them off the ledge. Until he doesn’t.
When Pippa discovers Gabe knew the victim, the questions spiral…Did the victim jump? Was she pushed?
And would Gabe, the love of Pippa’s life, her soulmate…lie? As the perfect facade of their marriage begins to crack, the deepest and darkest secrets begin to unravel.
Short Summary of the Book:
Pippa and Gabe Gerard have been happily married for seven years, and are the proud parents of two lovely daughters. They recently bought their dream house in a sleepy, small coastal town outside Melbourne, which sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Pippa’s family, including her parents, her newly expecting sister, and her sister’s wife, all live nearby, and the Gerards seem like the perfect family.
After a tragic incident, Gabe became a stay-at-home father, caring for their children, while Pippa works as an estate lawyer, the practical fixer and breadwinner of the family.
It was only after they moved in that they realized their house was located near a popular suicide point. One day, Gabe sees a person near the cliff and approaches him to talk. After nearly seven hours, the man walks away and Gabe saves his life. He also convinces six other people not to jump, becoming a local hero and giving an interview to the newspaper.
However, when a woman in her early fifties comes to their house, Pippa watches through the window as Gabe stands close to her with his arms outstretched. The woman falls down, and Pippa wonders whether she was pushed or jumped. Although the woman’s death is ruled a suicide, Pippa can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t right.
As the story unfolds, we learn about the secrets and lies that both Pippa and the woman, Amanda, kept about their marriages. The perspectives of both women give us insight into their lives and the unexpected twists and turns that follow. While Pippa struggles to come to terms with Amanda’s death, she also realizes that the woman was someone she knew, and this knowledge could ruin everything about their lives.
As the story moves back and forth between their perspectives, readers are in for a thrilling ride filled with unexpected surprises and revelations.
One of Good Morning America’s “most anticipated thrillers of 2023” and a GMA Buzz pick!
A Book of the Month Club Pick for March 2023
One of Buzzfeed‘s 20 Most Anticipated Thrillers of 2023
“The Soulmate is the perfect thriller. Twisty, fun, and compelling in that I know I should go to bed, but this new twist means I’m up until at least 3 AM way. But it also cuts into the murky heart of a marriage, asking questions about trust, fidelity, the secrets we keep, and the things we’ll do for love.” –-Rachel Hawkins, New York Times Bestselling Author
“The latest twisty pageturner from the brilliant Sally Hepworth. Masterfully designed to keep readers on the edge of their seats and wanting more, The Soulmate examines love and loyalty, and how far we’re willing to go for the sake of family. I devoured this book!” –Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Local Woman Missing
“[A] twisty psychological thriller… Fans of domestic suspense will be satisfied.” –Publishers Weekly