The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen is a compelling psychological thriller and one of the better ones I’ve read in a while.
Avery Chambers has an unorthodox method of therapy that she uses to treat her clients. It’s so unethical that she lost her license several months ago. Despite this, her therapy sessions have proven effective, and many clients still seek her out.
Meet Marissa. Marissa recently cheated on her husband Matthew, something that she deeply regrets. Marissa earnestly hopes that Avery can help repair their relationship.
Avery always tries to find the actual crux of the problem, not the one that is merely on the surface. She believes the situation may be murkier than the pretty picture this golden couple presents.
Review of The Golden Couple
The Golden Couple alternates POVs between Avery and Marissa. Many chapters end with little cliffhangers that make this a very captivating read. The carefully crafted reveals had me flipping the pages as fast as I could. Just when I thought I had it figured out, bam, there was another twist that made me reconsider everything.
The authors did a great job writing multi-dimensional characters. Avery and Marissa are wholly complex and dynamic characters; they aren’t the typical hysterical, unreliable female narrators that are so common these days. I thought Avery would be insufferable, the pretentious and spoof therapist, but she ended up being my favourite character.
My one complaint would be that everything wrapped up very quickly.
I hope this author duo keeps writing together because I will keep reading whatever they cook up.
I highly recommend this well-plotted and suspenseful thriller.
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Expected Publication: 08 March 2022
Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for an arc provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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