The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Publication Date: March 1st 2022 by St.Martin's Press & Macmillan Audio
Audio Book Length: 11 hrs 4 min
Narrator: Karissa Vacker & Marin Ireland
Source: Libro.fm & St.Martin's Press
Avery Chambers is an unconventional therapist who claims to be able to fix your issues in ten sessions. Her skills are put to the test when she takes on “The Golden Couple”, Marissa and Matthew Bishop. Marissa arranges to meet with Avery to confess her cheating with the hopes of repairing the damage, however not all the details are forthcoming, and Avery suspects her clients are withholding truths.
I loved Avery! She was one smart cookie and fast thinker, which was a good thing since she’s being targeted by fallout from another client, or two…
The story was told from two POV’s: Avery and Marissa’s and I enjoyed both. Even though I don’t condone cheating as the details were revealed I could understand why Marissa ended up straying and I thought she was a very likable and sympathetic character.
With the cliffhanger-type chapters, The Golden Couple is one that had me riveted! I finished it in one day because I had to know how it all turned out! There’s a few surprising twists and a couple I saw coming, and I loved how it all worked out. This is the second story I’ve read/listened to by Greer Hendrick and Sarah Pekkanen that I’ve loved. I need to check out their backlist.
I alternately listened and read The Golden Couple. The audio was fantastic! Karissa Vacker had a sort of soft-spoken quality that I think fit Marissa perfectly, and Marin Ireland sounded matter-of-fact, which I think suited Avery brilliantly. I listened at my usual 1.5x normal speed.
Wealthy Washington suburbanites Marissa and Matthew Bishop seem to have it all—until Marissa is unfaithful. Beneath their veneer of perfection is a relationship riven by work and a lack of intimacy. She wants to repair things for the sake of their eight-year-old son and because she loves her husband. Enter Avery Chambers.
Avery is a therapist who lost her professional license. Still, it doesn’t stop her from counseling those in crisis, though they have to adhere to her unorthodox methods. And the Bishops are desperate.
When they 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.