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Brooke's Pick: The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen


A perfect couple are not all they seem to be, in a gripping psychological thriller from the bestselling authors of The Wife Between Us.


When you see that writing duo Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen have a new suspense novel out, you know that it is going to be a book that everyone who is a fan of the genre will be reading & talking about. This is the fourth time the authors have teamed up to write a compelling domestic thriller, so if you are new to their novels, you have a backlist of impressively twisty titles to enjoy after you finish their latest!


The Golden Couple is about an affluent husband and wife with an enviable relationship who begin to experience cracks in their life's perfect veneer when the wife, Marissa, cheats on husband Matthew. Determined to put their relationship back on course, they hire a therapist who is known for her unconventional methods. Avery doesn't just get to know you in an office setting ... she takes her practice beyond the four walls to discover what you're really hiding. What will she find when she looks into Marissa & Matthew's past? Is all that glitters truly gold?


Once again, Hendricks and Pekkanen have crafted a gripping suspense thriller, which will have you suspicious of every single character on its pages. In fact, trust no one & sleep with one eye open is a good piece of advice when reading a Hendricks and Pekkanen novel because their books are filled with deliciously despicable characters & nothing ever is as it seems. Multi-layered & absorbing, The Golden Couple highlights the dark side of domestic relationships & shows how dangerous things can become when you play with fire.


With that being said, I did find The Golden Couple to be one of Hendricks & Pekkanen's weaker novels, although it was certainly still entertaining. While I enjoyed the twists, they weren't shocking, and almost every character we were introduced to served some purpose, making this book a bit less suspenseful than it could have been otherwise.


I listened to an audiobook production of The Golden Couple, narrated by Karissa Vacker & Marin Ireland. Marin Ireland is one of my favorite narrators so I was excited to see that she lent her dynamic voice to this work! Ireland is able to ease you into a story, making you forget that you are reading a book & not actually hearing the character speak, and she also believably portrays the voices of men ... she's an awesome all around narrator!


Recommended to fans of Liv Constantine.


Availability: Book; eBook & eAudiobook in cloudLibrary Rating: **** Stars (I really liked it) Reviewer: Brooke, Public Relations Librarian

 

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GENRE: Thrillers & Suspense THEME: Too Good to Be True (Whether it's a perfect marriage, the appearance of a "long lost" family member, or a stranger who inserts himself into the main character's life, something doesn't add up. Each has secrets that can harm or even kill.) PACE: Fast-Paced

STORYLINE: Intricately Plotted TONE: Suspenseful

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

SUBJECT: Cheating; Couples; Deception; Extramarital Affairs; Friends' Death; Marriage Counseling; Risk-Taking; Secrets; Widows; Women Psychotherapists


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