The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth

Do you believe in soulmates? When two people meet, fall in love and marry, is it supposed to last until death do us part, or infinity and beyond? How do you know you have a soulmate? Is it a feeling? Is it the way they treat you? Does everyone get a soulmate?

Gabe and Pippa are married. They have certainly been through their share of tough times, but in the end, they are in love, together, raising a family. Nothing is able to break the bond they’ve had since they met. Gabe is a stay-at-home Dad. He used to work outside the of the home, but they had a recent role reversal. He dotes on their two young children. He is patient with them and clearly adores them. Pippa is a Wills and Trusts attorney. She is now the breadwinner. She loves her family and their life.

About a year ago they bought a small house on a cliff. They had been told numerous times the area was a known for suicide jumpers. But they have taken precautions to protect their children by building a fence. But some still come beyond the fence. Gabe is known as a whisperer of sorts to those who come to kill themselves. He has a way of talking them out of jumping. There was even an article written about him in their local paper about his talent.

Then one day as the family is inside their house, they see a woman on the cliff. Gabe springs into action to go help her. But something goes very wrong. Pippa sees the horrific scene from inside the house. She jumps just as Gabe is reaching out for her. Right? That’s what she saw. But when the police arrive to take his statement, Gabe seems to give a bit of a story Pippa knows is not right. Why would he lie? Of course, Gabe was reaching out to grab the woman!

Amanda is the woman who went over the cliff. In separate chapters we learn about her life with her husband Max who is a multimillionaire. Their relationship has had its ups and downs. Max never wanted children because two of his family members had mental illness and killed themselves.
But Amanda loves Max so much that she just knows they will be happy together alone for the rest of their lives.

But there is much more to the story, but I would be a bad book blogger if I took the plot any further. What I will say is The Soulmate is a twisty, white-knuckle thriller with an explosive plot and tremendously shocking ending. The revelations continue until the last page. Is there such a thing as a soulmate? Well, Hepworth gives us one scenario in which it hopefully exists!

Thank you #NetGalley #St.Martin’sPress #TheSoulmate #SallyHepworth for the advanced copy.

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