The Marriage Trap by Sheryl Browne
My husband has been keeping secrets for a long time. He thinks I don’t know what he does outside of this house. But I know everything…
Karla watches silently as Jason hurriedly packs his belongings into a suitcase. She knows that her stillness is unnerving him as she watches his every move from the doorway of their bedroom.
Clothes are screwed up and packed into the case, along with a watch she bought him for his last birthday and his precious laptop. He takes everything from his bedside table. Everything except the framed wedding photo, which now stands alone. Karla strains to see the smiling faces in the photo. If only she knew then what she knows now.
‘I’ve fallen in love with someone else,’ he’d said to her, just moments earlier. The brutality of those words hit Karla hard and she struggled to breathe as she took in each word in turn.
You may think you know what Karla will do next. But you’ll be wrong. Because Karla isn’t who you think she is. Only she knows what’s about to happen. And you will never see it coming.
An absolutely gripping psychological thriller for readers who loved The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl and The Other Woman. With twists you’ll never see coming, you will not be able to put this one down!
Wow! I am completely floored by Sheryl Browne’s newest psychological thriller, The Marriage Trap! Browne first came on my radar after reading The Second Wife (which also totally blew me away). Browne just has this easy ability to draw you right into a story and hooks you right from the start.
Karla and jason have been happily married for twelve years, but suddenly cracks begin to show as their marriage slowly starts to unravel. The story begins with Jason packing up and leaving Karla. Sure, it seems like Jason might be cheating, but is this really the full story? What happened in their marriage that lead them down this path? The answer may surely surprise you!
I am addicted! Like totally addicted to this story. When those bombs start dropping my jaw dropped to the floor. I kid you not. I could not put this book down at all and wound up staying up till the sun came out just so I could reach the ending. Next time I know don’t start a Sheryl Browne book well into the evening!
Nothing in this story is as it seems. There are many secrets revolving around Karla and Jason as well as with Karla’s parents. Karla’s Father, a multimillionaire, was never happy with his daughter’s choice in marrying Jason. But, Karla loved Jason wholeheartedly. They had a great marriage for over a decade, but when the cracks begin to show they are quite the doozy. I am still shocked as I write this review!
The Marriage Trap, while being an easy read, manages to capture so much angst and vulnerability between its pages and while we start with Jason leaving, the story also then takes a look back as to what lead up to this event. Browne incorporated quite a few surprises that are very very shocking. A few times I was like “wait, what? What! OMG!” I am happy to say The Marriage Trap has landed on my very short top books of the year list.
The Marriage Trap surely delivered in the psychological thriller genre and is definitely a story you will definitely want to clear your calendar for. It is a MUST read!
About The Author:
Bestselling Author, Sheryl Browne, writes taught, dark, twisty psychological thriller and contemporary fiction. Sheryl’s latest psychological thriller THE MARRIAGE TRAP comes to you from fabulous BOOKOUTURE. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.
So why does Sheryl write in two genres? Quoting E. L. Doctorow, Sheryl says: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights.” This she thinks sums up a writer’s journey, you never quite know where you are going until you get there. If Sheryl’s not sure where a character is going, she simply has to trust him to show her the way. Plus, according to one reviewer, she also has a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath. To find out more about Sheryl’s novels, go to www.facebook.com/SherylBrowne.Author/ or follow @SherylBrowne on Twitter. To find out more about Sheryl, go to www.sherylbrowne.com