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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

The Couple In The Cabin

ISBN: 978-1399939287

Publisher: Catterall Press

Narrators: Eilidh Beaton, Matt Bates

Bookouture Audio

Publication Date: 10/21/2022

Format: e-book, print, audio

My Rating: 5 Stars + +

They’ll do anything to get out. She’ll do anything to keep them in.

When happily married Grace comes home early one night and catches her husband, Dominic, with another woman in the cabin at the bottom of their garden, she is shocked, angry, and most of all, hell-bent on revenge. That’s why she acts quickly, locking the pair in the cabin while she decides what she wants to do to them.

While Dominic and his mistress desperately try to get free, Grace makes a plan on the outside, but it’s a plan that is formed based on her previous experiences. That’s because this might not be the first time Grace has done something like this…

Who is the real villain? The cheating husband? Or the vengeful wife?

The new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Intruder, Til Death Do Us Part & We Used To Live Here

My Review

WOW! I LOVED everything about this book, and my favorite by the author, Daniel Hurst- A powerhouse!

A twisty unputdownable psychological thriller with lots of sarcastic humor, beautifully blended (which I love)— keeping readers tense, surprised, pleased, shocked, and smiling as the wicked master manipulator, Grace, unfolds her evil plan of REVENGE.

The back story is equally as compelling as the present one! Revenge drives this fascinating thriller, and fans of Kaira Rouda and Victoria Helen Stone's Jane Doe will devour THE COUPLE IN THE CABIN!

Meet Grace and Dominic, married for eleven years and residing in an upscale countryside with a well-maintained English garden. No children.

Dominic wants a man cave (cabin) to be built at the bottom of the garden— a place to work from home— away from the noise and distraction of the house.

He finally talks his wife, Grace, into moving forward with the project, and spares no expense in keeping it secure and safe with the building process.

Dominic loves his new office and worked out of the cabin four days a week, only having to leave it occasionally when he was required to go to this real office in town. He also enjoys it for relaxing with a beer, TV, and we find out later for "other things." His neighbor also wants a cabin.

But the cabin will turn out to be a NIGHTMARE and the place where Grace and Dominic will learn the absolute truth about one another.

Grace has an out-of-town networking event and was supposed to stay at the hotel due to late night meeting, but she thinks she will surprise her husband by coming home instead. When she meets a stranger, Clark, he agrees to drop her off and leaves her car at the hotel.

When she arrives home, she finds a woman's clothing and her husband's lying all over the house. WTH —she cannot believe this and frantically begins searching the house, thinking she will find him in bed with someone. Her blood is boiling. Her husband would never cheat on her. No one does this to Grace. We learn more about what happens when someone crosses her.

However, she cannot find anyone, but where could they be with no clothes? The cabin?

Dominic and Kamilla (half his age)— decides to be adventurous since they have had sex in all the rooms of the main house, apparently while his wife is away.

They decide to go naked to the cabin and continue their night with a bottle of wine because, after all, his wife will not be home until the following day.

However, Grace walks in on the couple having sex on the floor, and she turns around and locks them in the cabin. Shocked, Dominic and Kamilla find themselves trapped. They have no clothes, cell phones, laptops, or keys. The windows do not open since he had it built this way. No one can hear them with the impact windows and doors.

Then Grace goes a little crazy and brings all their clothes and everything of Dominics from the main house to the garden in front of the cabin and sets everything on fire. Is she psycho, a sociopath?

How and when will they get out?

She also turns off the power; they have no bathroom or food in the cabin. Wine is out of the question since no restroom. They both have to go to work the following day. When will she let them out, or will she leave them in there to die?

Grace is so proud of herself and goes off to work the next day in a great mood, and decides she will leave them there until she figures out their punishment and what to do next.

What comes next is a deliciously wicked game of cat and mouse from writing letters sliding under the door and guessing what Grace will do next.

However, Dominic does not know that Grace locked someone else in a shed/cabin when she was ten years old, and the outcome was not good. Is she a murderer? How far will she go?

Does Dominic know his wife? What will she do next?

Gosh, this was so GOOD!

Told from alternating POVs— Grace and Dominic, present day and the past with Grace when she was ten years old. The past story was equally as compelling as its connections to the present. Grace is complex and appealing —keeping you guessing and on the edge of your seat until the very end with a nice twist.

A deliciously dark story with a chilling, funny protagonist! Readers will enjoy seeing how far Grace will go for her revenge, plus there is more about Kamilla to unravel. You will feel sorry for Dominic before it is over.


Daniel Hurst shines with this skillfully, deviously, and cleverly crafted sociopath character of Grace and keeps it coming to the wicked satisfying conclusion!

Very original and highly creative. Highly recommend!

I just found out this came out this week, yesterday—purchased the e-book, dopped my current read and started it last evening before bed. Looked down and was at 50%. Got up this morning and finished it straightaway!

Readers, this e-book is only $1.11, or you can read it for free if you are an Amazon unlimited subscriber. Best money you will spend! There are also several teasers at the end of the book with his other works. I am quickly trying to get to his backlist. I also want to listen to the audiobook, and sure it will be a riot! I would not mind seeing more of Grace in future books. READ THIS BOOK!

Also a nice surprise today—many thanks to #NetGalley and #BookoutureAudio for an ALC narrated by Eilidh Beaton and Matt Bates for a wild ride entertaining performance!

@JudithDCollins | #JDCMustReadBooks

My Rating: 5 🌟 STARS

Pub Date: Oct 20, 2022

About the Author

Daniel Hurst is the author of several bestselling psychological thrillers including 'The Passenger', 'We Used To Live Here' and 'Til Death Do Us Part'. His books have been the #1 Psychological Thrillers in the UK and Australia and regularly feature in the Amazon Top 100 charts.

He is also the creator of The 20 Minute Series, the series of psychological books which readers have called “original” and “addictive” and 'like a soap opera in book form."

You can visit him at, where you can also download a copy of his FREE thriller 'Just One Second.'







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