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The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Thriller

The Golden Couple

4peat author

This is Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's 4th book with BOTM — an impressive feat!

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by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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

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    Fast read

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    Multiple viewpoints

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    Puzzle

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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.

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The Golden Couple

CHAPTER ONE

AVERY

I never know what to expect when I open my door to new clients.

The preliminary phone call only reveals so much. In this case, it came from a woman who introduced herself as Marissa Bishop.

My marriage is in trouble, she began. I need to talk to my husband about something, but it's a bit complicated. I thought if we came in together—

I’d cut her off there.

I don’t want any bias to color my perception before we meet. Plus, the initial communication is for scheduling and security screening only. The actual work doesn’t start until the first of our ten sessions. Still, I gleaned a fair amount of information about Marissa Bishop during our brief conversation: She has money, since she didn’t balk at my fee. She’s polished and well-spoken, using complete sentences rather than the fragments and fillers people often rely upon in spoken communication. And she’s nervous; her voice wavered.

The doorbell chimes, indicating the Bishops’ arrival, a few minutes late for our 7:00 p.m. appointment at my home office.

Are evenings okay? My husband works long hours; he has a demanding schedule.

If I decide to work with them, this lack of punctuality won’t happen again. I send a quick text to the man I’m seeing later tonight: 8:30 works. Do you have any limes? I set my phone to silent mode, then tuck the bottle of expensive tequila a client brought me earlier today into my tote bag. Therapists aren’t supposed to accept gifts from clients. But I’m not one to follow the rules.

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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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Member ratings (55,916)

  • Masey M.

    Barnwell, SC

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I wasn’t sure about this book to start with, but it quickly became a book that I couldn’t put down (literally, I read it in one sitting). I had so many questions & it had so many twists!

  • Ashley T.

    Arlington, TX

    This book had me feeling so many emotions I didn’t think a book could make me feel! Anytime I thought I knew what was going to happen, I didn’t! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ definitely made my list of top 10 faves!

  • Megan K.

    Easley, SC

    Ok, some things you might have a small guess at, but what a roller coaster ride! This is my second book by these two authors, and won’t be my last! What a shocking twist ending!!!! Love!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Kelsey F.

    El Paso, TX

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ AMAZING! Could not put this book down so I read it in one weekend. Different viewpoints of story telling pull you back and forth until you’re desperate to find the truth. Must read!

  • Brittany S.

    Pittsburgh, PA

    It took me a little while to get into this book. But once I did I couldn’t put it down. I had to know how it all tied together and my mind was blown once it all started to unravel! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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