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Publisher's Summary

 The USA Today and Kindle best seller.

The perfect couple...or the perfect lie? 

A devoted wife.... 

A year ago, Gemma met the love of her life, Danny. Since then, their relationship has been perfect. But one evening, Danny doesn’t return home.

A missing husband.... 

Gemma turns to the police. She is horrified by what she discovers – a serial killer is on the loose in Bristol. When she sees photos of the victims she is even more stunned...they all look just like Danny. Who would you believe?

But the police are suspicious. Why has no one apart from Gemma heard from Danny in weeks? Why is there barely a trace of him in their flat? Is she telling them the truth, or is this marriage hiding some very dark secrets? 

©2020 Jackie Kabler (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the critics say

"An intriguing and gripping psychological thriller that keeps you guessing as you frantically turn the pages." (Sunday Times best-selling author C. L. Taylor)

"This is a psychological thriller that has everything: intrigue, mystery and constant twists and turns. I couldn't put it down!" (Alex Lake, best-selling author of Seven Days)

"There is no let-up in this twisty-turny thriller...Just when you think you've cracked its secrets, your expectations are upended again." (Kate Riordan, author of The Heatwave)

What listeners say about The Perfect Couple

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  • Kelly
  • 2020-04-19

-Possible spoiler-

I liked reading this book as the narration is stellar. The writing is good too except that the COPS actually believe that depression and makes ppl serial killers. Wow. The opposite is true of mentally ill ppl, but this is the reason the stigma won’t go away. The keystone detectives never thought to ask about family members, ex girlfriends? Really?
There are very few female serial killers it’s extremely rare, especially this kind. Another unbelievable part of the plot.
Why do so many books start out reasonably then go off the rails? Do authors get caught up and can’t think of plots that aren’t ridiculous?
It’s a decent read but as a depressed person who has never hurt a loving thing in all of my 60 years I’m deeply offended. STOP IT AUTHORS!

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  • Richard Holloway
  • 2020-10-28

Great, Suspenseful

This will keep you guessing right up to the end!! Loved the title. Definitely worth a read/listen

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  • ROBIN
  • 2020-06-17

Really REALLY Bad !

This was quite possibly the worst so called mystery/suspense thriller I've ever listened to. The perfect couple should have been called the book of idiots... especially the way the police were portrayed. For the first several HOURS it just went around and around in circles, with the same information, and the same ridiculous reactions to it. I wasn't sure I would finish it, and the narration made it even worse. I'm very glad it's over and I would not recommend wasting the credit or the time

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-08-03

Pretty Good but not great

Would have given this a 5 except the police and detective writing was so bad. The author didn’t do much research on how to write insights into how police work it sounded like juvenile writing. The fact that the detectives jumped to conclusions without any evidence was just ridiculous.

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  • Karenique
  • 2022-02-25

I do so enjoy my British thrillers!

I do so enjoy my British thrillers!
I thoroughly savored this suspenseful mystery from beginning to end. Jackie Kabler, new author to me, pens a flawless and uniquely surprising whodunnit, is accompanied by brilliant narrators Elaine Claxton and Hattie Ladbury. Taken from two points of view on a bizarre missing person’s case, it is well-paced and an audictive listen. Worth the $9.93 (I save my Audible credits for pricier books). I’m purchasing Kabler’s “The Happy Family” immediately. Audible has reduced prices on its audiobooks, so take advantage! The shocking ending (wow) I never saw that coming made this listen all the better. I want to scream from the rooftop, “Epic, I say. EPIC! EPIC! EPIC!

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  • Joanne
  • 2021-09-08

One of the best books I've listened to.

The story line grabs you and drags you in. The performance is wonderful. A twist at the end just brings it all home! A must read/listen

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  • Mary_e5
  • 2021-06-29

Interesting storyline

I kept reading and couldn’t stop ! What a set up! I am looking forward to reading more of this author’s work!

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  • Princess P
  • 2020-12-24

It was ok

Just ok. Wasn’t that suspenseful to me. Wasn’t worth my credit. Didn’t have me on the edge of my seat. It was just ok.

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  • Diane Hein-Beutel
  • 2020-11-08

Loved It

Twisty and turning. The main character was sympathetic and likable. I enjoyed the plot very much.

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  • JOy
  • 2020-10-19

Enjoyed but needed to fast forward

I think this was generally a good storyline, gave it middle of the road markings for everything though. I believe it would have been more suspenseful if it wasn’t so slow. During the last two hours, I kept fast forwarding to get to another point of the story… It was a little bit dragged out which causes me to lose interest.