The Golden Couple

by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are back with The Golden Couple, a new edge of your seat thriller that is reminiscent of their earlier works.

Matthew and Marissa Bishop have it all – a nice house, plenty of money, a child, a happy marriage; but that’s not all, they also have secrets. Marissa decides to reveal her secret – a one-night stand – to Matthew by signing them up for a session with therapist Avery Chambers, who may have a few secrets of her own. The worst kept one being that she is no longer a licenced therapist due to her questionable methods.

Beginning with Marissa’s confession, the ten-session therapy program begins. Avery is abrupt, ruthless, and has high expectations of one hundred percent participation and honesty from her clients.

Although shocked and hurt at Marissa’s revelation, Matthew agrees to participate in the course of therapy with Avery. Marissa is grateful that Avery has accepted them as clients and has every belief that she will help the Bishops’ marriage return to solid ground. Avery is skeptical that the couple is being totally honest with each other and her, but is confident she can learn all she needs to in order to get them back on track.

Told in the alternating voices of Marissa and Avery, the story delves into the background of both of these women, but can we trust that we are getting all the information? Just as Avery suspects that Marissa and Matthew are both hiding things, the reader has the same feeling that there are secrets lurking on all fronts. Avery helps us alleviate some of the mystery by utilizing her detective skills by spying on Marissa and Matthew, speaking to their work mates and trolling their social media. But what is Avery holding back? Why is she being threatened, followed, and accosted?

In the style we have come to love and expect from this writing duo, we are surrounded by mystery, red herrings, and plot twists. The Golden Couple is a thrilling ride with a tense conclusion that keeps you turning pages.