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Win review copies of The Couples by Lauren MacKenzie for your book club

To celebrate the release of Lauren Mackenzie’s The Couples, John Murray Press is thrilled to offer 10 review copies to book clubs.

About the book


Eva looked out the attic window of their charming guest house and watched the sun rise. She thought she might be sick. Splayed on the lawn below was Frank, apparently out cold. Her husband snored in the bed behind her. She loved Shay, of course she did, but right now the only person she wanted to think about was Conor. She didn’t want to think about Bea or Lizzie or what Lizzie might have got up to with Shay.

Frank’s 48th birthday had given the three couples an excuse for a much needed night away from children, nagging bills and ailing parents. The drink flowed, life in Dublin with all its stress felt a long way away. When Frank proposed they swap partners, it felt deliciously, irresistibly reckless.

One night. No obligations. No expectations. All the women had to do was text a man of their choice. The only rule? No falling in love. It was a night that some of them couldn’t remember. And others couldn’t forget.

Praise for The Couples

‘Humorous, deeply emotional and unputdownable’ - Sunday Independent, Best Novels of 2023

‘A blockbuster in waiting’ - Donal Ryan, author of The Queen of Dirt Island

‘Normal People for married people’ - The Irish Times

How to get involved

To be in with a chance of winning review copies of The Couples to read and review with your reading group please log in and complete the survey below by 28 May. If successful, each of your members will be expected to share a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Waterstones or the Reading Groups for Everyone website within six weeks of receiving the books. Please only pitch if you can commit to this.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Fill in this survey by 28 May.


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