The Golden Couple; Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekknan
Macmillan Audio (NetGalley) - 2022 - (11 hr 3 min)
Marissa and Matthew Bishop are the "golden couple" that many view with envy: looks, brains, success and an adorable 8 year old son as well. Privately, all is not "golden" and something is amiss within their marriage but, Marissa is desperate to fix things. She seeks out a couple's therapist named Avery Chambers who is known to use some unethical tactics. Well, that is how she lost her license but, some clients continue to rave about her amazing results. She employees a unique Ten Step program which turns out to be somewhat unorthodox to saw the least and her methods at times were even jaw dropping at times.
Can this marriage be saved? What brought the"Golden Couple" to seek therapy? Who can you trust in this story?
This audio book hooked me immediately: narrated by Marin Ireland and Karissa Vacker who did an excellent job. The story is told from the POV of Avery, the therapist and Marissa, the "golden wife" and even though I wasn't sure I could trust either one them at times, I was drawn to each of them for different reasons - Marissa seemed to want to mend her marriage and Avery, well, she adopted an abused pit bull:) These women do have their secrets as does "golden husband" Matthew. There were several secondary characters as well that added suspicion to the story.
I found the story engaging even if it did fizzle out a bit after a while. There were several twists and a somewhat unexpected climax as well. I enjoyed the team of authors in the past and was happy I had a chance to try this one.
Rating - 4/5 stars
(audio book download provided by Macmillan Audio and Net Galley free of charge in exchange for my unbiased review.)