I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for psychological thriller The Couple at the Table by Sophie Hannah. Thank you to Jenny Platt from Hodder & Stoughton for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
About the book:
SIX COUPLES. ONE LUXURY RESORT. AND THE PERFECT MURDER . . .
You’re on your honeymoon at an exclusive couples-only resort.
You receive a note warning you to ‘Beware of the couple at the table nearest to yours’. At dinner that night, five other couples are present, and none of their tables is any nearer or further away than any of the others. It’s as if someone has set the scene in order to make the warning note meaningless – but why would anyone do that?
You have no idea.
You also don’t know that you’re about to be murdered, or that once you’re dead, all the evidence will suggest that no one there that night could possibly have committed the crime.
So who might be trying to warn you? And who might be about to commit the perfect murder?
About the author:
Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer whose books have sold millions of copies worldwide. Her crime novels have been translated into 49 languages and published in 51 countries. Her psychological thriller The Carrier won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the 2013 UK National Book Awards. In 2014 and 2016, Sophie published The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, the first new Hercule Poirot mysteries since Agatha Christie’s death, both of which were national and international bestsellers. She went on to publish a third, The Mystery of Three Quarters in 2018 which was an instant bestseller, and her fourth Poirot novel, The Killings at Kingfisher Hill will be published in August 2020.
Sophie helped to create a Master’s Degree in Crime and Thriller Writing at the University of Cambridge, for which she is the main teacher and Course Director. She is also the founder of the Dream Author Coaching Programme for writers which launched in September 2019.
Sophie is also an award-winning, bestselling poet, and her poetry is studied at GCSE level across the UK. She has co-written two murder mystery musicals with composer Annette Armitage: The Mystery of Mr. E and Work Experience. She has written a self-help book called How To Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment – The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life, and hosts the How to Hold a Grudge podcast.
Sophie lives with her husband, children and dog in Cambridge, where she is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College.
Sophie be found online here:
I was intrigued by The Couple at the Table by Sophie Hannah from the outset. There is no doubt that this is a slow burner of a read, keeping its secrets hidden and only revealing them little by little and piece by piece as the story moves forward. I had so many different scenarios running around in my head, but none of them could have prepared me for the truth when it was finally revealed.
Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer are back with a murder mystery that will keep you guessing from beginning to end. Who sent the mysterious note warning a couple on honeymoon to be beware of the couple at the table next to theirs? Their are five other couples at dinner that night, none seemingly any closer than the others, so what does it mean? And who is about to carry out the perfect murder?
The Couple at the Table is a twisted tale that is full of the twists and turns you would expect from this author. Although you need to suspend your disbelief to a certain degree, I enjoyed what was a surprising and well written psychological thriller that held its cards close to its chest until the final twist of the tale was revealed.
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