The Soulmate

The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth

Expected Pub. date:  April 4, 2023 – St. Martin’s Press

Review copy courtesy of the publisher and Macmillan Audio/NetGalley

My take:

Pippa and Gabe live in a cliffside cottage that seemed idyllic when they bought it. Since moving in they’ve found it to be a spot where despondent people want to end it all. Gabe has managed to dissuade several people from jumping until one evening when it seems nothing he can do or say is enough and a woman falls to her death.
This story! It was a one day read because I couldn’t put it down. It’s told from the perspectives of Gabe’s wife Pippa and that of Amanda, the woman who fell. It begs the question ‘How well do you know your soulmate?’ The short chapters made the pages fly. Sally Hepworth inserted twists at a good pace that kept me guessing on the whys and whats. An intriguing story that didn’t lag – even once. I loved that.

Many thanks to Macmillan Audio (via NetGalley) for allowing me early access to the audiobook. Barrie Kreinik’s narration was wonderful. The story flowed as she gave voice to each character (even the children, which is not often my experience). Her performance enhanced the novel.


Publisher’s 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.