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The Guilty Couple by C. L. Taylor

Digital Reads Reviews is a blog-haven for book posts and tech tips. This is a review of a suspenseful thriller.
Shalini
the guilty couple
It was okay
3/5

Publication Date: June 2022

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Blurb

Five years ago, Olivia Sutherland was wrongfully convicted of plotting to murder her husband.

Now she’s finally free, Olivia has three goals: repair her relationship with her teenage daughter, clear her name, and bring down her husband – the man who framed her.

Just how far is she willing to go to get what she wants?

And how far will her husband go to stop her?

Because his lies run deeper than Olivia could ever have imagined – and this time it’s not her freedom that’s in jeopardy, but her life…

My Review

What was it all about

The Guilty Couple was a thriller where Olivia had been incarcerated for her plotting and attempted murder of her husband. 

Away from her only daughter, she plotted her revenge slowly and carefully. But lies dogged her steps which put her life into extreme danger. 

Also, there was the chance of her daughter being taken away from her. Again. 

How it made me feel - The Good

This thriller worked initially in both audio and eBook versions. I enjoyed listening to the narrator giving me all the subplots adding to my excitement. 

Emotions of helplessness and rage from Olivia found its way into me as I wanted my vengeance too. 

The final mastermind of the entire plotting was a shocker. 

The Bad

But…

All the characters were pretty much unlikable. I couldn’t seem to connect with them.

Some things were too far fetched in the prose. Cops generally didn’t have loads of free time. The crime rate was never so down that they had time to moonlight as a personal trainer and also have an affair and follow the main character whenever they wanted. My police procedurals showed that cops needed more hours in a day. And most were exhausted and overworked. 

There were too many unnecessary descriptions. The prose was not as sharp as I expected it to be. 

The motives of the characters and things that happened 20 years ago didn’t seem believable. 

The edge-of-the-seat suspense was missing from this book. 

The Conclusion

Overall, The Guilty Couple was an okay read. The author had written far better books that this one. 

I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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