Saturday, April 22, 2023

Review: The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth


About the Book



St. Martin’s Press

Release Date
April 4, 2023

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Get ready for a thrilling, addictive novel about marriage, betrayal, and the secrets that push us to the edge in Sally Hepworth's The Soulmate.

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.

My Review


Gabe and Pippa have the perfect marriage.  Recently, they bought a lovely cottage where they live with their two adorable young daughters.  They didn’t realize their home sat on a cliff, known as “The Drop”.  It’s where troubled people come to kill themselves.  Gabe has been very successful in convincing people not to do it, until one tragic night.  

As it turns out, the one victim Gabe could not save was someone he knew.  Pippa is stunned and determined to find out what really happened that night.  Gabe is Pippa’s soulmate.  She can’t believe he’d keep secrets from her, but why didn’t he tell her he knew the victim?

This is a gripping, captivating tale that kept me hooked from page one.  Every time I thought I’d read “only one more chapter”, I couldn’t just read one more.  Kind of like not being able to eat just one more potato chip.  I kept reading late into the night.  

The story is an intense look into the married lives of two couples.  It's filled with lies, betrayal and secrets.  There are way more twists and turns than a roller coaster ride. Whenever I thought I knew what was going on, I discovered I didn’t know anything.  Each chapter left me with a jaw dropping shocker.  

This is the second book I’ve read by this author and I loved both books.  She has now landed on my “auto-buy” author list.  I enjoy a book that leaves a lasting impression and this one did it for me.

For reading challenges:

NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2023
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge 2023

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I'll have to look up her first book.

  2. I've had this author on my radar for awhile and really need to read something by her. This sounds absolutely fantastic and I love books that I can't put down.


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