The Couple on Maple Drive- ARC Book Review

The Couple on Maple Drive: A new unputdownable and absolutely gripping psychological thriller by [Sam Carrington]

Title:- The Couple on Maple Drive

Author:- Sam Carrington

No. of pages:- 359 pages,

Date published:- will be published on December 9th 2021

Publisher:- Avon

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Have you heard about the couple on Maple Drive?

Isla barely leaves the house after her brutal mugging.

Her boyfriend Zach moved in with her after the attack. To look after her.

But something else has happened now. Right on their doorstep.

I don’t want to say that someone’s out to get her…

I just hope they find out the truth before it’s too late.

Or at least before the secrets they’re hiding from each other surface.

Because those could be even deadlier

Content Warning:- Abuse, Brutal attack

After reading some of Sam Carrington’s book, I was glad I got this ARC from Avon. But my excitement is shortlived and I have to say, I have mixed feelings about this book.

Isla is on the bout of getting the promotion. Her friends hosted a party to celebrate Isla’s promotion. On the night of the party, Isla was brutally attacked causing her to suffer from retrograde amnesia as she has vague memories of what happened that night. As her memories come back to her, she starts suspecting her boyfriend Zach might have something to do with her attack, even though the police ruled out as mugging gone wrong.

This was a slow burn and I was bored at some parts that I actually skimmed through the book. The plot was OK but was far too predictable. This was not one of her best but nonetheless it was boring and flat and predictable. I don’t have anything else to say. However towards the end, the story got teeny weeny interesting though I knew the ending will happen in that way. I do however like the backdrop of Crime Podcast with one of the members of the podcast, Jase helping out Isla.


Isla and Zac seemed to be in a healthy relationship but through the story, we know that Zach actually controlled Isla’s movements which pinpoints to the fact that he can be controlling. So this kind of sums up domestic abuse scenario.

This was a slow burn and in my opinion, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did with her previous book. Worth only 3 stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Avon for the ARC The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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