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Review: The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Title: The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Contemporary, Domestic Mystery, Suspense
Length: 329 pages
Book Rating: B+

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The next electrifying novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author duo behind The Wife Between Us.

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.


In The Golden Couple, Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen absolutely shine in their latest twist-filled domestic mystery.

Marissa Bishop has lured her husband, Matthew, to unlicensed therapist Avery Chambers under false pretenses. He believes they are seeing Avery to get advice for their eight-year-old son Bennett who has been bullied in the past. Instead, Marissa blindsides Matthew with the stunning announcement she had a one-night stand.  Despite her transgression, she would like to save their marriage. Matthew is furious over the news, but in the end, he agrees to try to move past her troubling news. Will Avery’s unconventional therapy help them repair their strained marriage?

Marissa and Matthew have known each other since they were teenagers. Marissa’s family are small business owners who barely scrape by whereas Matthew is from a wealthy family. Their teenage friendship and romance provide a firm foundation for their marriage, but Matthew’s long hours as a lawyer are taking their toll. Marissa owns an upscale business but she tailors her working hours around Bennett’s school hours and extracurricular activities. Although Marissa genuinely regrets sleeping with another man, she finds it very difficult to forget him or their evening together. Is her marriage strong enough to overcome her indiscretion?

Avery’s unconventional approach to therapy cost her license but her success garners plenty of business. Her methods are a little controversial but her success speaks for itself.  She assigns Marissa and Matthew “assignments” to accomplish before their next session. In between seeing them, Avery finds out everything she can about her clients. She follows them, snoops through their social media, and keeps them off balance during their sessions. Although Avery cannot quite figure out Marissa or Matthew, she remains certain she can help them save their marriage.

The Golden Couple is a suspenseful domestic mystery with interesting characters. Marissa knows she made a mistake but she wants to save and strengthen her marriage. Matthew is seething mad at his wife, but he is not ready to give up on what they have together. Avery is an intriguing woman who is comfortable in her own skin and content with her life. The storyline is exceptionally well-developed and very fast-paced. With plenty of tension and shocking plot twists, Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen bring this clever mystery to an edge of the seat conclusion.

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