Hello everyone! Welcome back to the blog! Today, I have another book review and it’s another Book of the Month pick! I’ve been really into thrillers lately. I mentioned this in my last post, but BOTM has some of the best thrillers I have ever read. So, if you have the subscription or are thinking about getting it, check out the monthly thriller picks! Anyways, let’s get into it!
My February BOTM choice was The Golden Couple by author duo Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I feel like author duos aren’t talked about a lot which I don’t know why, I love author duos. I like reading author bios and backgrounds to see how and where they started. For this book, I didn’t feel like there were any inconsistencies or anything like that. It was all cohesive and honestly very well written.
For background, this book is about married couple Marissa and Matthew Bishop who seek out Avery, an unorthodox therapist for Marissa’s infidelity. Avery actually just lost her therapist license for her very intense and again, unorthodox methods. But the couple goes to work on their marriage, and of course, there are many more secrets than just Marissa’s cheating scandal.
I loved this book. It was SO good.
I finished it in less than a day; I couldn’t put it down. This book is about 330 pages and has very short chapters. The book is divided between Marissa and Avery’s perspectives. What I found interesting though was that Marissa’s chapters were told in third person limited pov, and Avery’s chapters were told in first person pov. The first time I switched pov’s I was thrown for a second, but honestly I really liked it. It adds flare to each of the author's writing styles.
Everyone in this book is connected. Avery to the Bishops, the Bishops to Avery, Marissa’s assistant, Polly, to the Bishops, Matthew’s father to Avery…it’s crazy. There are so many webs that are weaved that honestly sometimes it was hard to keep track of.
Right from the start I was hooked. I was very cautious of the Bishop’s. I was constantly waiting for something to happen, some dramatic reveal and so on. Sometimes though, it felt like a little too much was going on. Like I said previously, there are so many connections and characters, that it was hard to keep track of everything at all times. It was hard to remember who was connected, who knew who, and who knew what about each person. It didn't take away from the story though, as you can tell I still really liked it.
The ending was amazing. This one was a little more predictable than the last book, Reckless Girls. But I loved this book and still totally recommend it!
Overall, I give it a ⅘ stars. I don’t know how, but all the books I’ve read so far this year have been so good. So, I’m not looking forward to the book that ruins it for me. I’m kidding…mostly. I’m hoping to keep up the momentum though.
Alright, folks, that’s all I have for this week! Come back next Tuesday for another blog post! As always thank you for reading :)