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The Marriage Betrayal: A totally gripping and heart-stopping psychological thriller full of twists

Narrated by: Katie Villa
Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (204 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Daddy has been lying."

Faye Townsend has planned the perfect summer trip for her family. But returning to the small seaside town her husband grew up in does not go to plan - the rain pours, and the long days become stifling. And then the unthinkable happens....

Her husband, Jake, and her six-year-old son, Dylan, go for an early morning walk along the beautiful, windswept clifftops. They don’t come back.

As the hours tick by, Dylan’s red baseball cap is found on the beach, and Faye finds herself being questioned by the police. They want to know everything about the man she married - is Faye ready to face her husband’s dark past? Or will she have to confront her own secrets first?

And just how far will a mother go to save her only child?

From the million-copy best-selling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this utterly gripping psychological thriller will make you gasp out loud as you race toward the unforgettable twist. If you loved The Girl on the Train and The Wife Before You this book is for you.

What readers are saying about Shalini Boland:

"Completely and utterly mesmerising!... I read it until the early hours... I literally couldn’t put it down!!... had my heart beating so fast I thought it would burst! The suspense and tension was amazing." (Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars)

"The perfect psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end... I could feel the tension building... I felt myself wanting to scream... a twisted story that will leave your mouth hanging open. Oh that ending, you just wait for that ending!" (It’s All About the Thrill, 5 stars)

"OMG The queen of killer twists has done it again!!... had me tearing through the pages... my heart was pounding. The story delivers lots of thrills right up until the last page... an exhilarating page turner of a read... will take you by surprise and have you hooked until the very last word." (By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars)

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unexpected ending.

I was totally blown away with the way the story unfolded. Hard to believe such betrayal.

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TWIST after twist after twist!

This was a great book! It had me on edge. I couldn't stop listening to it. I just had to know what was happening next. I definitely did not expect that ending. The narrator did a great job as well. So I'm giving this book 5 stars. This is the first book I've listened to by this author and I don't think it'll be the last.

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Amazing!

I truly love this story, it was extremely surprising, and the twists just kept coming!

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Wow!

This book was great! Loved the reader, loved the story, was amazed at the end! Great mystery and thriller!

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Not my favorite

This one was not my favorite from this author. The twists were good but they felt very rushed. One minute two people were talking and then BAM- twist. Still worth a listen I guess, mainly because Katie Villa was awesome as always.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-09-19

Another fab book by shalini Boland!!!

I’ve read all of this authors books and have enjoyed them all
I always look forward to a new release, and downloaded it, without out reading the storyline, and again once I started. It, I couldn’t put it down
Can’t wait for more!!!

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  • rita cunningham -jones
  • 08-14-19

brilliant story

i could not stop listening,it had me gripped and didn't want it to end ,I loved it

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  • catherine laycock
  • 08-09-19

Brilliant! A must read/listen!!

A first for me by Shalini Boland. Loved it! Will definitely listen to another . The narrator was excellent.

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  • Rona morris
  • 08-03-19

Good book real thriller

Well worth a listen as usual a real twist really enjoyed this one don’t hesitate listen to this book

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  • sophie
  • 07-24-19

Again sorry I finished

I love Shalini Boland and have read every book, she has written, and loved every one. This book if you are a fan, shocked me several times, what an amazing writer. Don’t leave it too long before you write another. I listen to my books Narration is Katie Villa was great as well.

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  • FELICITY GAINARD
  • 07-13-19

Brillant

Loved listening to this book . The first book I never guessed the ending . Kept me guessing the whole way through . Excellent listen

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  • Carrie
  • 07-29-19

Utter rubbish

I bought this after reading the excellent reviews. I can't believe they were listening to the same book. It was utter drivel. I wanted to stop listening after about 1/3 of the way in and realising that nothing was happening but I kept listening due to the reviews. There are no unpredictable twists. It is totally dull, the characters are not likeable or well developed. The story is boring and predictable. Child and husband disappear, oh surprise, the wife knows more than she let's on. Narrator is average.
Do not bother. Total and utter waste of life.
Most of the book is pointless padding leading you to the big revelation at the end. Which isn't.

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  • Ryhen
  • 08-09-19

Over twisted

Just got completely silly in its effort to weave a complex plot. Completely far fetched!

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  • Belinda Hill
  • 08-14-19

Can’t get enough of Shalini Boland’s Books

Once again Shalini Bolabd has written a complete page turner.
There are so many twists and turns and clues that are written so subtly that they are easily overlooked.
Love how her books are easy reading but still un-put-downable and this one does not disappoint.
It starts with 2 x related couples (Jake & Faye, Laney & Tom - Laney and Jake are sister/brother) with their children on a birthday weekend in the town where Laney & Jake grew up
What should have been a fun time Ends in disaster when Jake and his son go missing.
Highly recommend this book and all of Shalini Boland’s books if you want a fast pace page turner.
The audible is great as well.

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  • bluedolphin0502
  • 08-01-19

3.75 stars

Very easy to read and hard to put down. But a bit predictable and simple.

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  • Jolene
  • 07-30-19

Wow!

Another Shalini Boland hit! Did not see the twist coming. Such an amazing author. Absolutely fantastic ♥️