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One Perfect Couple

Your new summer obsession for fans of The Traitors

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Five beautiful couples.
One deadly game.
Who will escape alive?

Lyla Santiago has spent months working on a research project that could be the key to getting a permanent job in her field.
So, she can’t really drop everything to go to a desert island with her actor boyfriend Nico to film One Perfect Couple, a new reality TV show that Nico is sure will lead to his big break – can she?

Two weeks later, Lyla finds herself boarding a boat to an isolated luxury resort in the Indian Ocean.

The rules of the game are simple. Ten strangers have to survive together on the island - and the last couple standing scoops the prize.
There will be sun, sea, laughs and plenty of flirting.
What could possibly go wrong?

But when a huge tropical storm cuts them off from everything, the group must band together.
As tensions run high and fresh water runs low, Lyla realises that someone is playing this game for real – and they'll stop at nothing to win.

Ten might have arrived, but who will survive to the end?

‘A sun-soaked, deeply sinister and unputdownable read’ Cressida McLaughlin
‘Ruth Ware has another winner on her hands! She so deftly sets the scene, and then the terror begins. Ware is a genius at building suspense One Perfect Couple is an absolutely compulsive read!’ Shari Lapena
‘A must read… another thriller from one of our best thriller writers’ Daily Mail
‘Tense and entertaining’ Platinum
‘If you’re missing The Traitors, this one is for you!’ Prima

Praise for Ruth Ware:

‘A rocket ride that will satisfy the biggest thriller addicts out there’ DAVID BALDACCI
'Deliciously dark and utterly addictive' LUCY FOLEY
‘A breathless action thriller which packs an emotional punch’ CLARE MACKINTOSH
‘Hits the ground running and doesn’t let up till the last chapter’ ERIN KELLY
'Every Ruth Ware novel is a unique and unexpected gem and this one is no exception. A heady, tense, slowburn dream of a book, multi-layered and steeped in atmosphere and peril. I loved every page' LISA JEWELL
'Absolutely brilliant murder mystery – seamless, flawless, perfectly clued and utterly gripping' SOPHIE HANNAH
'Impeccably crafted and totally compulsive – you’ll be sad to reach the final page and realise you have to say goodbye' JP DELANEY
'Ruth Ware is in a league of her own' JACK JORDAN

About The Author

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Ruth Ware worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer before settling down as a full-time writer. She now lives with her family in Sussex, on the south coast of England. She is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail (Toronto) bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark WoodThe Woman in Cabin 10The Lying GameThe Death of Mrs. WestawayThe Turn of the KeyOne by One; The It Girl; and Zero Days. Visit her at or follow her on X @RuthWareWriter.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (July 18, 2024)
  • Length: 416 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398526679

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