The Perfect Couple

The Perfect Couple

Book - 2019
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From New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand, comes a novel about the many ways family can fill our lives with love...if they don't kill us first.

* New York Times bestseller*

It's Nantucket wedding season, also known as summer-the sight of a bride racing down Main Street is as common as the sun setting at Madaket Beach. The Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom's wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate.
But it's going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony-and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash interviews the bride, the groom, the groom's famous mystery-novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, he discovers that every wedding is a minefield-and no couple is perfect. Featuring beloved characters from The Castaways , Beautiful Day , and A Summer Affair , The Perfect Couple proves once again that Elin Hilderbrand is the queen of the summer beach read.
Publisher: United States :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2019
ISBN: 9780316375238
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2019


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Sep 10, 2019

I loved it and raced through the pages as I wanted to know what was going to happen. Author does a neat trick with present day timeline, then goes back in time filling in the missing pieces and helps you to gain an opinion on what happened and more importantly why in the present time.

Jul 29, 2019

Chick Lit - as expected . . .a few loose ends but overall, entertaining. An easy 'beach' read!

esmom1 Jun 13, 2019

Having read most of Hilderbrand's books I have to say that this was one of my favorites! There's a mystery to solve and it wraps up nicely in the end. At times I feel she leaves loose ends in some of her books. Definitely a good read!

Nov 07, 2018

Great mystery. This would be the perfect book for a long plane ride or a lazy trip to the beach where it could be read all in one gulp.

Nov 03, 2018

A mediocre plot. If you enjoy reading about multiple people cheating on their spouses, then this is the book for you. It seems the author believes there is no such thing as a perfect couple. I don't know why I'm not given an opportunity to rate this, but I would give it one star.

Oct 29, 2018 a lemming, i assumed it would be a fantastic read, as the hold line was so long...nope...dreadful...

Oct 13, 2018

I read 110 pages, but could not force myself to waste more time on this book. I guess I just don't like chick lit. I was very bored by all the descriptions of clothing, antiques, they're visible symbols of wealth. I was not impressed. I picked this book up because Hildebrand went to the Iowa Writer's School, but she is obviously not one of their better graduates.

Sep 30, 2018

If you like beach reads..... The Perfect Couple is perfect.

Sep 19, 2018

An addictive, gossip-filled mystery set on the island of Nantucket. On the morning of Celeste and Benji's big day, the maid of honor is found floating in the bay near the wedding compound and home of the groom's family. In less than 24 hours, the authorities have made their ruling on the incident. You, the reader, will have spent 400+ pages watching the events of that day unfold with strategically placed flashbacks showing you how the characters got to where they are now. Could not put it down. Now I have to return to real life. Thanks for the engrossing and entertaining ride, Elin!

P.S. As the wife of a law enforcement officer, I had to to deduct a star. Getting all that investigating done in one day is a stretch for me to believe, but it makes for a great novel.

Sep 17, 2018

A frivolous quick read. The only problem I had was with the love at first sight scenario. Seemed a little random. And the ending was pretty meh too. Seemed like the author couldn't tie up the loose ends and just went with the ending that needed the least amount of work.

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