Monday, January 24, 2022

The Golden Couple (Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen)

Years ago, a friend introduced me to the writing team of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Since then, I've become a big fan and reviewed all of their joint efforts on this blog. The Golden Couple isn't my favorite book of theirs, but it's still a worthwhile read (for the most part).

Avery Chambers is a therapist with unconventional methods, who lost her license because of these methods. But she still takes on "The Golden Couple" of the book, Marissa and Matthew Bishop, as clients. Marissa has been unfaithful to Matthew but desperately wants to save their marriage. Throughout the book, seemingly shady characters are introduced to tell the story of Avery, Marissa, and Matthew. Of course, the reader isn't quite sure if they should trust them. 

I think if The Golden Couple stayed on course with this "triangle", it would have been more successful. But there is an extra, unbelievable plotline revolving a pharmaceutical company that really takes the air out of the book sometimes. Also, I'm all for a great twist, but it has to make sense and come from somewhere. To me, it didn't. However, The Golden Couple still has the great writing that Hendricks and Pekkanen are known for, so it isn't time wasted.


Expected Publication Date: March 8, 2022