Today I am reviewing on its publication day The Couple in the Photograph by Valerie Keogh, published by Bloodhound Books.
An innocent anniversary gift may lead to the end of a marriage—and the end of a life—in this suspenseful tale by the author of the Dublin Murder Mysteries.
On their anniversary, Keri and Nathan Metcalfe’s children surprise them by having a honeymoon photo blown up to poster size and displayed around the city, captioned “Twenty-five years of marital bliss.” Nathan is thrilled—but Keri is worried that the man she’d been having an affair with will see it . . .
He does. And he doesn’t take it well. When he says she’ll regret it, Keri grows concerned. A funeral wreath is delivered to their home—and then an employee at Keri and Nathan’s company is murdered.
Now Keri is faced with some pressing questions: Is her ex-lover responsible or is someone else behind the threats? Can her marriage survive? And is it always right to tell the truth?
It takes a lot of effort and hard work from both to make a marriage work for 25 years. What an amazing milestone for Keri and Nathan! One of the things that can add longevity to a marriage is having an outside interest, but what will it mean for them if Keri’s secret “interest” is revealed after the beautiful gesture of having the image of her marriage spread across the city.
Valerie Keogh’s talent for writing twisty and thrilling tales is once again clearly evident with this absolutely gripping and addictive latest offering. A belter of a read, The Couple in the Photograph is now my new favourite book from her!
I loved everything about this book. The plot is strong, its characters are real and it had me flicking the pages furiously! It was definitely a case of wanting to savour it, but I just had to know as soon as possible how it would all unfold!
The Couple in the Photograph will take over and just consume you, so be prepared. A highly entertaining read from start to finish, you need to get this book immediately!
Thank you to Valerie Keogh and Bloodhound Books for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Couple in the Photograph, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Valerie Keogh
Valerie Keogh was born in Dublin, qualified as a nurse and then studied English in University College Dublin gaining a BA in English and a Masters in American Literature.
She moved to the UK several years ago where she lives with her husband, Robert, and cat, Fatty Arbuckle. She enjoys writing both crime and psychological thrillers.
When she’s not writing, Valerie loves to travel.