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The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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The Golden Couple

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Quick Take

The twisty tale of a therapist with unconventional methods trying to unlock the mystery of a “perfect” marriage.

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    Marriage issues

Synopsis

If Avery Chambers can’t fix you in 10 sessions, she won’t take you on as a client. Her successes are phenomenal—she helps people overcome everything from domineering parents to assault—and almost absorb the emptiness she sometimes feels since her husband’s death.

Marissa and Mathew Bishop seem like the golden couple—until Marissa cheats. She wants to repair things, both because she loves her husband and for the sake of their 8-year-old son. After a friend forwards an article about Avery, Marissa takes a chance on this maverick therapist, who lost her license due to controversial methods.

When the Bishops 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.

Why I love it

The Golden Couple—Greer Hendricks’s and Sarah Pekkanen’s latest domestic thriller—is my favorite kind of suspense story: an edge-of-your-seat mystery with dynamic, strong female characters at its center.

In The Golden Couple’s opening pages, you will meet Avery Chambers, an eminent (and quite unconventional) “therapist,” who is unlike any therapist you’ve ever known. If she can’t fix your issues in ten sessions, she won’t take you on as a client. This sounds like just the ticket for The Golden Couple’s other protagonist, Marissa Bishop, who is desperately trying to save her floundering marriage and keep her family together—for the sake of her young child.

Unfortunately, the problems these women think they are facing are just the tip of the iceberg. The secrets lying just beneath the surface mean it’s not only the Bishops marriage that needs saving, but also Avery and Marissa’s lives…

This riveting novel stands out because of its authors’ amazing character work. I found myself drawn ineluctably to Avery and Marissa—and stayed up into the wee hours of the night to find out their fate. A propulsive page-turner, The Golden Couple is perfect for domestic thriller lovers looking for their next exciting read.

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Daisy Darker
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No One Can Know
A Talent for Murder
Listen for the Lie
Kill for Me, Kill for You
Bad Tourists
Daughter of Mine
The Fury
Only If You’re Lucky
When I’m Dead
The Soulmate
The Other Mothers
What Lies in the Woods
She Started It
People Like Her
Dark Corners
Blacktop Wasteland
All the Dangerous Things
The Only Survivors
The Hunting Party
Things We Do in the Dark
The Golden Couple
The Collective
Gone Tonight
Too Good to Be True
The Last Word
You Are Not Alone
Rock Paper Scissors
Cross Her Heart
A Flicker in the Dark
Reckless Girls
The Wife Upstairs
The Last Thing He Told Me
The Maidens
Everything We Didn't Say
Invisible Girl
The Paris Apartment
The Guest List
What She Knew
The Dark Lake
The Wife Between Us
The Perfect Mother
None of This Is True
Sweet Little Lies
The Silent Patient
The Winter Sister
The Family Remains
Before She Knew Him
Daisy Darker
The Other Woman
Necessary People
The Family Upstairs
The Wives
Truth Be Told
The Night Swim
The Girl in the Mirror
Pretty Little Wife
Goodnight Beautiful
The Writing Retreat
Just Another Missing Person
First Born