Listen free for 30 days

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.
The Couple in the Cabin cover art

The Couple in the Cabin

By: Daniel Hurst
Narrated by: Eilidh Beaton,Matt Bates
Try for £0.00

£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.

Buy Now for £18.29

Buy Now for £18.29

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

They’ll do anything to get out. She’ll do anything to keep them in.

When happily married Grace comes home early one night and catches her husband, Dominic, with another woman in the cabin at the bottom of their garden, she is shocked, angry, and most of all, hell-bent on revenge. That’s why she acts quickly, locking the pair in the cabin while she decides what she wants to do to them.

While Dominic and his mistress desperately try to get free, Grace makes a plan on the outside, but it’s a plan that is formed based on her previous experiences. That’s because this might not be the first time Grace has done something like this....

Who is the real villain? The cheating husband? Or the vengeful wife?

The new psychological thriller from the best-selling author of The Intruder, Til Death Do Us Part, and We Used to Live Here.

©2022 Daniel Hurst (P)2022 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

Critic reviews

"WOW! I LOVED everything about this book.... A twisty unputdownable psychological thriller.... Gosh, this was so GOOD!... A deliciously dark story.... A HIT!... READ THIS BOOK!" (Judith D. Collins, book blogger, JDCMustReadBooks, five-star review)

"Whew! What an amazing book/audiobook!...so much fun! I didn't want to stop listening when life got in the way...gripping and had two amazing narrators. Daniel Hurst has wowed me once again!" (Open Book Posts, five-star review)

What listeners say about The Couple in the Cabin

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Listener received this title free

Highly Recommended

“The Couple in the Cabin” is an excellently twisted, absorbing and gripping thriller I completed within 24 hours! I listened to the audiobook format, but I am confident the physical or digital book would be just as flawless!

The narration is performed brilliantly, bringing Grace and Dominic to life through alternative chapters. It was enlightening to see things from both characters' perspectives. During the first half of the story, I loathed Dominic and his selfish ways of looking at everything that had happened, but my opinion differed by the conclusion and the big reveal that had taken place. Grace is complex, and her actions are often morally wrong but fueled by emotions. I felt sorry for her more than anything.

This would make a great book club read and is perfect for fans of Daniel Hurst or this genre.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Listener received this title free

Gripping from start to finish!

4.5 happy stars for me.

What a rollercoaster that was!
All of the characters including the nosey neighbours brought colour to the story. Fast paced, with some really interesting points made and views expressed. I learnt a few things!!

I haven't read or listened to any of this authors books previously, but I'll definitely be looking out for more of them. Sometimes it's worth being late to a party, because now I've got a heap of new to me books to read!

Great narrators too.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Listener received this title free

Absolutely superb. Listen in one sitting!

OMG.
So when I read The Intruder by Daniel Hurst, I declared that my new favourite of his books. Until I listened to The Couple in the Cabin.
This was utterly superb.
A good audiobook to me keeps the listeners clinging on to every word, has a great narrator(s) with a plot that keeps you interested and listening at every opportunity.
Audiobooks like this are hard to come by. This one does all of those things and more. The kind that had I not been working I would have listened in one sitting.
The plot is just nonstop, so thrilling and so full of twists I couldn't foresee the ending.
The characters are amazing, so well thought out the narrators did a wonderful job of bringing them to life.
Highly recommended.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

disappointing

what started out interesting and intriguing just turned unbelievable in so many ways. I didn't feel any empathy for any of the characters

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Sorry it’s just a bit dull

I kept hoping this would get better. Kept waiting for something more and a bigger twist. It’s ok but doesn’t have much pace and is kind of predictable. The ten year old reads more like a five year old too. I found the whole thing kind of weird and kind of dull and all a bit pointless. Sorry

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Ok story, dreadfully written

It may work as a book, but as an audiobook, the text is dreadful, unnatural and stilted

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Awful! Do NOT waste a credit!

I got this book based on a glowing review. I thought I would be able to return the book if it turned out to be a dud but unfortunately it’s not eligible for return 😡. I couldn’t get past thirty minutes because this book is so silly and the narration is hammy and tongue in cheek. If I’d known it was a comedy I wouldn’t have bought it. I feel robbed. I feel like I’ve been conned. P****d off? Very!

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

The couple in the cabin

A physiological thriller?!! Someone is pulling my leg. Going to see if I can get my money back. Don’t waste your time, money or credits - even the narrators are awful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

LOVEDDD THIS💯👏🏽🤗Narration was OUTSTANDING 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Absolutely LOVED this book! I love every book i have read of Daniel’s so far, but i think this is possibly my very favourite 😊 it wasn’t what i was expecting AT ALL😲 and in a good way! Brilliant storyline and lots of twists, As well as OMG 😰 moments🤗 keep them coming Daniel pleaseee🙏🏽🥰 i love creepy log cabin in the woods kind of stories, and although this wasn’t what it was about it was still BRILLIANT! Well done for another BRILLIANT book Daniel🥰👏🏽❤️ Thank you to both narrator’s, you were OUTSTANDING!👏🏽💯💜 thank you audible for another AMAZING book!💯👏🏽❤️💜♥️💜xxxx

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Judith D. Collins
  • Judith D. Collins
  • 01-11-22
Listener received this title free

His Best Yet!

WOW! I LOVED everything about this book, and my favorite by the author, Daniel Hurst- A powerhouse!

A twisty unputdownable psychological thriller with lots of sarcastic humor, beautifully blended (which I love)— keeping readers tense, surprised, pleased, shocked, and smiling as the wicked master manipulator, Grace, unfolds her evil plan of REVENGE.

The back story is equally as compelling as the present one! Revenge drives this fascinating thriller, and fans of Kaira Rouda and Victoria Helen Stone's Jane Doe will devour THE COUPLE IN THE CABIN!

The e-book and the audiobook were superb for all voices, narrated by Eilidh Beaton and Matt Bates, for an engaging listening experience.

Meet Grace and Dominic, married for eleven years and residing in an upscale countryside with a well-maintained English garden. No children.

Dominic wants a man cave (cabin) to be built at the bottom of the garden— a place to work from home— away from the noise and distraction of the house.

He finally talks his wife, Grace, into moving forward with the project and spares no expense in keeping it secure and safe with the building process.

Dominic loves his new office and worked out of the cabin four days a week, only having to leave it occasionally when he was required to go to this real office in town. He also enjoys it for relaxing with a beer, watching TV, and we find out later for "other things." His neighbor also wants a cabin.

But the cabin will turn out to be a NIGHTMARE and the place where Grace and Dominic will learn the absolute truth about one another.

Grace has an out-of-town networking event and was supposed to stay at the hotel due to late night meeting, but she thinks she will surprise her husband by coming home instead. When she meets a stranger, Clark, he agrees to drop her off and leaves her car at the hotel.

When she arrives home, she finds a woman's clothing and her husband's lying all over the house. WTH —she cannot believe this and frantically begins searching the house, thinking she will find him in bed with someone. Her blood is boiling. Her husband would never cheat on her. No one does this to Grace. We learn more about what happens when someone crosses her.

However, she cannot find anyone, but where could they be with no clothes? The cabin?

Dominic and Kamilla (half his age) decide to be adventurous since they have had sex in all the main house rooms, apparently while his wife is away.

They decide to go naked to the cabin and continue their night with a bottle of wine because, after all, his wife will not be home until the following day.

However, Grace walks in on the couple having sex on the floor, and she turns around and locks them in the cabin. Shocked, Dominic and Kamilla find themselves trapped. They have no clothes, cell phones, laptops, or keys. The windows do not open since he had it built this way. No one can hear them with the impact windows and doors.

Then Grace goes a little crazy and brings all their clothes and everything of Dominics from the main house to the garden in front of the cabin and sets everything on fire. Is she psycho, a sociopath?

How and when will they get out?

She also turns off the power; they have no bathroom or food in the cabin. Wine is out of the question since no restroom. They both have to go to work the following day. When will she let them out, or will she leave them in there to die?

Grace is so proud of herself and goes off to work the next day in a great mood, and decides she will leave them there until she figures out their punishment and what to do next.

What comes next is a deliciously wicked game of cat and mouse from writing letters sliding under the door and guessing what Grace will do next.

However, Dominic does not know that Grace locked someone else in a shed/cabin when she was ten years old, and the outcome was not good. Is she a murderer? How far will she go?

Does Dominic know his wife? What will she do next?

Gosh, this was so GOOD!

Told from alternating POVs— Grace and Dominic, present day and the past with Grace when she was ten years old. The past story was equally as compelling as its connections to the present. Grace is complex and appealing —keeping you guessing and on the edge of your seat until the end with a nice twist.

A deliciously dark story with a chilling, funny protagonist! Readers will enjoy seeing how far Grace will go for her revenge, plus there is more about Kamilla to unravel. You will feel sorry for Dominic before it is over.

A HIT! Daniel Hurst shines with this skillfully, deviously, and cleverly crafted sociopath character of Grace and keeps it coming to the wicked conclusion!

Highly recommend!

I just found out this came out this week yesterday—dropped my current read and started it last evening before bed. Looked down and was at 50%. Got up this morning and finished it straightaway!

There are also several teasers with his other works at the end of the book. I am quickly trying to get to his backlist. I would not mind seeing more of Grace in future books.

#JDCMustReadBooks

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for D Burke
  • D Burke
  • 02-11-22
Listener received this title free

Twists and turns galore! Hold on!

Grace and Dominic, married for numerous years, have fallen into that comfortable, but sometimes boring, lifestyle that affects many couples. Grace comes home one night, rather than staying in the hotel after her meeting, and finds Dominic in that damn cabin of his in the lower back yard and he's not alone. Like any woman in shock, she decides on a surprising revengeful act; she locks them in the cabin with no way out while she thinks about what to do with them.

Hurst's thriller takes us on one heck of a ride as we watch Grace do as any level headed woman would do, right? She tosses all of his (and his mistress's) clothes in a pile in the backyard and burns them. She turns off the electricity leaving them with no lighting or heat, not to mention no toilet facilities. I know some of you ladies are snickering because you may know of someone that deserves the same treatment. I personally wouldn't go as far as Grace did but locking him up in his man-cave alone with no electricity for a day might seem reasonable, lol.

The book goes a little deeper than just a cheating husband and you'll want to grab a copy when it's released on November 1st to learn about Grace's dark past. You will not believe what you read! Great ride this one was!

This thrilling audio-book was fantastic and I listened to it right through the night finishing it in less than 24 hours. Narration by Eilidh Beaton and Matt Bates was great allowing for enhanced enjoyment of the torture experienced by Dominic.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mark D
  • Mark D
  • 14-12-22

Ridiculous

I thought the summary sounded different and went for it. What I got instead was one of the most ridiculous plots I've ever had the misfortune of reading/listening. Am I supposed to believe they built an impenetrable fortress they initially described as a simple cabin. Who has a door that locks from the outside only? Then I'm supposed to believe she did the same thing to her father and his mistress when she was 10. That's not a "spoiler".

Grace is a horrible character and impossible to like or have any sympathy towards. She's the one that does these things all while claiming to be a victim. There's other things that were just perplexing but might "spoil". At least is wasn't a long book or I wouldn't have made it through.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Srm
  • Srm
  • 18-11-22

Not even remotely believable

This book was entertaining but not even remotely believable even considering suspension of disbelief.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Debra Cohen @openbookpost
  • Debra Cohen @openbookpost
  • 02-11-22
Listener received this title free

A gripping Thriller!!!

Whew! What an amazing book/audiobook!

Everything changes when Grace comes home and catches her husband, Dominic, with his mistress in his mancave/office in their Garden. Talk about being blindsided! She is devastated, heartbroken and beyond angry. She closes the door, locks it, and fumes. How could he do this to her?

Dominic and his mistress try to get out. They shout, beg, and try their best to get out. Will they be trapped forever? Will Grace let them out?

The Couple In The Cabin is told through both Grace and Dominic's POV. Such a great way to tell this story. I loved both of their POV's and getting into their heads. Through Grace's POV we learn that she may have done something similar in the past.

This book was so much fun! I didn't want to stop listening when life got in the way. This audiobook was gripping and had two amazing narrators. I was fully invested in the well thought out and thrilling book. Daniel Hurst has wowed me once again!

A gripping thriller which I loved both for the plot and the narration!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ebony - whatebonyreads
  • Ebony - whatebonyreads
  • 13-01-23

That hit the ground running

Chile….. I ate this up! Just listen to it! That’s it. That’s the review. It was so good.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Blue sky
  • Blue sky
  • 24-12-22

very addictive great plot

great book after a dryspell of mediocre books. author doesn't meander or add a lot of unnecessary filler

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Becky
  • Becky
  • 08-12-22

Started off strong. Ended poorly.

Don’t get me wrong - this was definitely a fun and quick listen about a scorned woman getting revenge on a cheating husband. If that’s all you’re looking for, you’ll enjoy it.

If you’re a bit more critical of cheesy twists and characters who make everything so much worse for themselves with all their dumb decisions, you’ll be disappointed.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ida
  • Ida
  • 21-11-22

Fantastic story about revenge!!

The title is not a spoiler because early into the story, the listener learns of Grace's reaction to betrayal. First, the narration was perfect for this story. Their native accents added so much flavor to the story. Both Eilidh Beaton and Matt Bates are narrators that I plan to follow. I absolutely loved the 10-aged little girl voice for Grace characterized by Eilidh. Although, this little girl is very smart and intuitive. The switching between the past and current experiences supplemented the narrative with needed background without being boring. I felt bad for Grace because even as a little girl she was alone and to hear that her mother did not want her was heartbreaking. If you are looking for something quick, opting for this little jewel is a good choice. However, it is a story that will stay with me for a long time. This would be a very good movie on Prime, or any network.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Paula B
  • Paula B
  • 20-11-22

Crazy

First time reading this author....
Very interesting and will keep you listening. You gotta know what's gonna happen and how this craziness is going to end. And Why it all happened.
Great story and Great characters.
Excellent narrators. 👍
I will be reading more from this author.