3.11.2022 | Friday

The Golden Couple

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The Golden Coupletitle: The Golden Couple
author: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
published: 8 March 2022
publisher: St. Martin's Press
genre(s): thrillers
pages: 326
source: Book of the Month
format: hardcover
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | BookBub | BookHype | Goodreads
rating: five-stars


the blurb

Wealthy Washington suburbanites Marissa and Matthew Bishop seem to have it all—until Marissa is unfaithful. Beneath their veneer of perfection is a relationship riven by work and a lack of intimacy. She wants to repair things for the sake of their eight-year-old son and because she loves her husband. Enter Avery Chambers.

Avery is a therapist who lost her professional license. Still, it doesn’t stop her from counseling those in crisis, though they have to adhere to her unorthodox methods. And the Bishops are desperate.

When they glide through Avery’s door and Marissa reveals her infidelity, all three are set on a collision course. Because the biggest secrets in the room are still hidden, and it’s no longer simply a marriage that’s in danger.


my review

This book was so good! There were so many twists and turns, so many red herrings. It had everything I love in a good domestic thriller.

Marissa and Matthew really do seem as if they should be the Golden Couple… attractive, successful, and wealthy. But then Marissa has an affair, and everything changes when she confesses to her husband. Enter Avery, a therapist who has lost her license due to her nontradition, and rather controversial, clinical methodology. Over the course of the story, she becomes not just their therapist but an equal part bloodhound as she dives into their marriage to discover the truth of what’s between them.

For most of the book, I was never entirely sure who could be believed, who could be trusted, or just who was manipulating who. Just as soon as I thought I’d figured it all out, something would happen to change it all. I couldn’t put this book down!

About Greer Hendricks

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are the co-authors of the blockbuster New York Times bestseller, THE WIFE BETWEEN US, as well as the forthcoming, AN ANONYMOUS GIRL. AN ANONYMOUS GIRL has been optioned for a television series by eOne, with Sarah and Greer executive producing. THE WIFE BETWEEN US has been optioned for film by Amblin Entertainment, with Sarah and Greer screenwriting the adaptation.

About Sarah Pekkanen

Sarah is the mother of three young boys, which explains why she writes part of her novels at Chuck E. Cheese. Sarah penned her first book, Miscellaneous Tales and Poems, at the age of 10. When publishers failed to jump upon this literary masterpiece (hey, all the poems rhymed!) Sarah followed up by sending them a sternly-worded letter on Raggedy Ann stationery. Sarah still has that letter, and carries it to New York every time she has meetings with her publisher, as a reminder that dreams do come true.

Rating Report
plot
five-stars
characters
four-half-stars
writing
four-half-stars
pacing
four-half-stars
cover
five-stars
Overall: four-half-stars

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