Beach-reading season is coming to an end, but it’s not over yet. So download The Golden Couple.
Pay no mind to the fact that the last really good book I wrote about was called The Perfect Couple.
This is just a coincidence. I don’t have a fixation on “couple-y” books, but The Golden Couple is a super fun read if you like edge-of-your-seat twisty turns and beautiful people.
This isn’t the first book I’ve read by New York Time’s best-selling author Sarah Pekkanen. A few years ago I read The Wife Between Us and it was equally fantastic.
The Golden Couple is a domestic thriller that takes you into the lives of wealthy Washington suburbanites Matthew and Marissa Bishop who seek marriage counseling from Avery Chambers, a non-traditional therapist with her own juicy drama that’s woven into the storyline.
I’m always amazed when authors seamlessly weave a tale of intersecting lives in a way that’s gripping and easy to follow, and Pekkanen is a master at this.
The Golden Couple unfolds quickly with the Bishop’s first trip to the counseling session where Marissa admits that she has been unfaithful.
Matthew is shocked and devastated, but eventually decides that the marriage is worth saving.
As Avery uses her non-conventional tactics to help the couple heal, a host of secrets are slowly revealed and The Golden Couple begins to lose their luster.
In another odd twist, this thriller comes with just enough feels that had me reaching for a Kleenex during the final chapters of those end-of-the-book, come-to-reality moments.
But I’m sappy like that.
You probably won’t shed a tear, but I promise you’ll enjoy it.
Beach-reading season is coming to an end, but it’s not over yet so download this goodie sooner rather than later.
Oh, and since reading The Perfect Couple, I’ve read a couple of others that are worth mentioning; The Magic of Sea Glass by Jenny Hale and Identity by Nora Roberts.