I just finished reading “The Golden Couple” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I want to thank NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have read quite a few books by these authors. They always do a very good job of creating a mystery and growing that mystery through a variety of suspicious characters. I kept trying to figure out who was lying and who was telling the truth and the main suspects kept changing.
The novel is about a couple who are undergoing therapy because of infidelity. There are many small mysteries throughout the book, and the authors do a masterful job of weaving it all together into a logical conclusion at the very end.
The characters in the book were layered and all had their own secrets, so that it was not easy to predict who was good and who wasn’t. I liked this book because it kept me interested in the characters and what their real motives were. There was an interesting backstory to the main characters that played a huge part in the resolution of the story.
I liked that the main character, Avery, was portrayed as a strong and confident woman who could stand her ground and make her own decisions. I also liked all the supporting characters (Polly, Skip, even Natalie-especially at the end) because they were mysterious in their own right. As for the “Golden Couple” Marisa and Matthew- I knew something was off with them and I wanted to figure out what they were up to. It was a good ending-that is all I am going to say.
I have enjoyed all books by these authors. They are a reliable duo and they write stories with strong female characters, which I like. While this novel wasn’t as exciting as previous ones, it was certainly entertaining enough to merit a recommendation from this reader.
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