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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

The Couple's Revenge

Narrators: Imogen Church,

George Weightman

Hachette UK - Bookouture

ISBN: 9781837908233

Publisher: Bookouture

Publication Date: 01/04/2024

Format: e-book & audio

My Rating: 4.5 Stars (ARC)

How far would you go to protect your child?

I knew something was wrong. It’s a mother’s instinct.

I could tell when my son started hiding things from me. He used to walk to school with a mischievous grin on his beautiful face. Now he avoids eye contact and keeps his head down.

Since I discovered he’s being bullied by a classmate, I’ve spent every day worrying, my stomach churning with anxiety from the moment he leaves the house to the second he walks back through the door.

Everyone keeps telling me I’m overreacting, but I won’t risk my child’s safety. My husband and I try to talk to the other boy’s parents, but it only makes things worse…

Then our precious child is hurt. Enough is enough. It has to stop. Even if that means taking matters into our own hands.

Because we know the truth about the family targeting our son – it’s not the first time they’ve done this.

So the question is, exactly how far will we go to get revenge?

A nail-biting, page-turning psychological thriller from the number one bestselling author of The Doctor’s Wife. If you love Behind Closed Doors, Gone Girl and The Housemaid, you’ll be hooked on The Couple’s Revenge.

My Review

The king of thrillers and revenge plots returns following The Doctor's Mistress with a new 2024 riveting standalone—THE COUPLE'S REVENGE! When the family's teen son is being bullied, it escalates and becomes dangerous; they take matters (REVENGE) into their own hands in this emotionally charged, twisty whodunit!

From Before, Now to After told from POV: Sara and Guy.

Meet wife, mother, Sara; husband, father, Guy, and two children, Amber and Jacob. Jacob is now fifteen years old, and Amber is away at university.

Guy and Sara notice that Jacob (almost 16) is acting strange. He is withdrawn and quiet. Is he being bullied? Of course, when questioned, he refuses to say, which may make matters worse.

Within the community, there has been much publicity regarding a bully named Mason, who caused so much pain; a young teen girl, Zoe, committed suicide years earlier due to his horrific bullying. A tragedy. They know the victim's family, and yet nothing was done to the Mason family.

The only thing is they expelled the boy, and he now attends Jacob's school.

When Guy takes his son Jacob out for a football game to get him talking, he notices some bruises on his side. Turns out he was attacked and kicked by Mason. Guy and Sara are very upset, and Guy goes over to Mason's house to confront them drunk and winds up both punching and now arrested. Now, his job is in jeopardy, and he works from home as the video goes viral.

Mason gets expelled from this school, but Jacob is embarrassed and scared of Mason, the bully, and what he will do next. Then, a week or so later, he is attacked at a public park, beaten almost to death, and winds up in the hospital, witnessed by his teammates. Mason again!

In the meantime, while at the hospital, worried over their son, Guy and Sara devise a plan to get rid of Mason since they think the law will not take care of the problem. They cannot be with their son 24/7. They must protect him.

Also, Kevin Atkinson (father of the girl, Zoe, who committed suicide), due to Mason's bullying, says he is glad Guy confronted the boy's family and wished there was a way he could have saved his little girl from this monster before he killed someone else.

Guy begins following Mason to see where he goes and his schedule. He and his wife come up with a kidnapping plan. However, this is Daniel Hurst, and the kidnapping does not go according to plan. Of course, some of the forensics do not get noticed there, but this is fiction. However, someone beats them to the punch.

What the heck happened, and now what will happen to their family?

WOW! Daniel knows how to keep you up late at night on Christmas Eve with NO sleep as you frantically turn the pages to see how this will turn out!

With a mix of humor, domestic, family drama, psychological suspense, and emotionally charged topics of bullying and suicide, THE COUPLE'S REVENGE is another knockout, entertaining domestic thriller that could be ripped from today's headlines. I liked the characters Sara/Guy! What a duo!

How far would you go to protect your family? A cautionary tale.

Hurst fans and fans of Frieda McFadden, Miranda Rijks, and Emily Shiner will enjoy this one.

Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I look forward to listening to the audiobook narrated by a favorite, Imogen Church and George Weightman.

@JudithDCollins | #JDCMustReadBooks

Pub Date: Jan 04, 2024

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

About the Author

Daniel Hurst is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of fast paced psychological thrillers. His most popular titles include Til Death Do Us Part, The Passenger and The Doctor's Wife, the latter title reaching #1 on the Amazon UK Kindle store in February 2023. A regular KDP Select All Star since he became a full-time author in 2021, Daniel prides himself on writing fast, releasing stories often and engaging with his readers.

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







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