ARC AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Unfaithful by Natalie Barelli

Release Date:
 November 27, 2020
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Format: Audio
Length: 9 hours 43  minutes
Narrator: Emily Rankin
Genre: Suspense thriller
Buy: Audible | Kindle


When I arrive unannounced at my husband’s studio in need of a shoulder to cry on after hearing that my best student, Alex, has died, I see a pair of wine glasses drying by the sink and my deepest fear is confirmed: my husband is having an affair. Most women would fall to their knees in tears and throw him out of the house–but I just can’t bring myself to do it. Instead, I go home and cook a healthy dinner for our children, walk the dog and unload the dishwasher without complaint. I will make him see that I’m still the woman he married; attractive, successful, the glue that holds our perfect family together. I need this marriage to work to protect a terrible secret of my own, something that would destroy everything I’ve already sacrificed so much for. But when the police arrive at my door asking questions about Alex’s death that I can’t answer, and threatening text messages start appearing on my phone, I know that someone close has been watching me very carefully. The truth is, there are three people in my marriage, but only one of them is deadly…


This book is a race to the finish line from page 1.  Anna receives a frantic phone call at 6am from one of her most brilliant students.  Hearing how stressed out he is she agrees to see him. From that fateful phone call till the end of the book there is non-stop action while we watch Anna twist and turn trying to figure out what is happening to what she thought was a perfect life.  There is a ton of emotion in this book and since its an audio book we really get to hear the stress.  Emily Rankin does a great job of really making us believe that Anna is losing her mind as one thing after another unravels in Anna's perfect world. 

Once you think you have everything figured out there is another twist and wow the ending is one I did not see coming.  This is an edge of your seat thrill ride from start to finish, I felt myself getting anxiety right along with Anna.  I don't want to reveal too much or there would be spoilers so I will leave you with this, if thrillers are your style and you can handle the stressful ride this is a must read.  Without a doubt one of the best I've read this year.  Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for supplying me an audio version of this book in exchange for an honest review.