The Golden Couple - Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Reading Challenge Category: Free ARC from NetGalley

Official Blurb:

Marissa and Mathew Bishop seem like the golden couple . . . until Marissa cheats. In a desperate attempt to repair her family, Marissa takes a chance on maverick therapist Avery Chambers, who lost her licence due to controversial methods.
If Avery Chambers can’t fix you in ten sessions, she won’t take you on as a client. She helps people overcome everything, from domineering parents to assault. Her successes almost help her absorb the emptiness she feels since her husband’s death.
When the Bishops glide through Avery’s door and Marissa reveals her infidelity, all three are set on a collision course they never expected. Because the biggest secrets in the room are still hidden, and it’s no longer simply a marriage that’s in danger. Not all of them are who they seem, and matters are about to turn deadly...

My Thoughts:

I wasn’t sure about this when I first started reading, and it did take me a little while to get into it. However, once I was in, I was hooked.
I couldn’t understand what Avery’s angle was, why was she trying to integrate herself into her clients’ lives to such an extent. It felt a bit like going too far for your job with the lengths she went to. However, in the end, it worked. This made for a very different and exciting interpretation of a therapist. The Bishops weren’t just sitting in Avery’s office for an hour a week; they were fully immersed in the process, as were their therapist.
Once I came to terms with the method being used by Avery, I was fully invested in the story, and I flew through it. I couldn’t figure out what the story’s outcome would be, and it was all played out very well. It kept me guessing right to the very end.
The ending was brilliant and certainly worth waiting for. Everything is explained, revealed and wrapped up quite swiftly. It isn’t dragged out, but at the same time, you feel as if you are getting an adequate amount of closure.
Overall, a great read. It was different rough from anything else I’ve read and had the twisty and turny ending that we all want from these kinds of books. A solid four-star read.

The Golden Couple
by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Date Started
5th February 2022
Date Finished
10th February 2022