One of our recommended books is The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

THE GOLDEN COUPLE


The Golden Couple is the next electrifying audiobook from Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the number one New York Times best-selling author duo behind You Are Not Alone, An Anonymous Girl, and The Wife Between Us.

If Avery Chambers can’t fix you in 10 sessions, she won’t take you on as a client. Her successes are phenomenal – she helps people overcome everything from domineering parents to assault – and almost absorb the emptiness she sometimes feels since her husband’s death.

Marissa and Mathew Bishop seem like the golden couple –

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The Golden Couple is the next electrifying audiobook from Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the number one New York Times best-selling author duo behind You Are Not Alone, An Anonymous Girl, and The Wife Between Us.

If Avery Chambers can’t fix you in 10 sessions, she won’t take you on as a client. Her successes are phenomenal – she helps people overcome everything from domineering parents to assault – and almost absorb the emptiness she sometimes feels since her husband’s death.

Marissa and Mathew Bishop seem like the golden couple – until Marissa cheats. She wants to repair things, both because she loves her husband and for the sake of their 8-year-old son. After a friend forwards an article about Avery, Marissa takes a chance on this maverick therapist, who lost her license due to controversial methods.

When the Bishops 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. 

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  • Macmillan Audio
  • Audio
  • March 2022
  • 11 hours 3 minutes
  • 9781250835628

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About Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are the authors of The Golden CoupleGreer Hendricks spent over two decades as an editor. Her writing has been published in The New York Times and Publishers Weekly.

Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally and USA Today bestselling author of seven previous novels. A former investigative journalist and feature writer, her work has been published in The Washington Post, USA Today, and many others.

Together, they have written the New York Times bestselling novels The Wife Between Us, An Anonymous Girl, and You Are Not Alone.

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Praise

“Vacker’s layered, emotionally driven portrayal of Marissa, the mysterious other half of ‘the Golden Couple‘, keeps listeners on the edge of their seats. Both narrators shine in this multilayered psychological suspense, edgy down to the last twist.”AudioFile

The Golden Couple is my favorite kind of thriller: a guessing game filled with characters you care about and twists you don’t see coming. The Golden Couple takes a deep dive into a marriage, where what you see on the surface is not necessarily the truth, and the results are mesmerizing. Add to this a therapist who doesn’t play by the rules and you have an utterly compelling, spellbinding read.” -Lisa Jewell, author of Then She Was Gone and Invisible Girl

The Golden Couple is a propulsive, twisty, unputdownable thriller – with two heroines you won’t be able to get enough of…and a twist you’ll never see coming. Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen have outdone themselves!” -Laura Dave, author of The Last Thing He Told Me

The Golden Couple is propulsive and thrilling. It grabbed me from the first page and didn’t let go. A page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end.” -Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Malibu Rising and Daisy Jones and The Six

Discussion Questions

1. Avery and Marissa both experience the loss of a spouse in very different ways. Explain how death and grief shape their characters and play into the overall plot?

2. How did the multiple perspectives affect your reading of the story? How would the story be different if it were told from only one perspective?

3. Did you enjoy hearing from two different narrators? How did the separate voices help to shape each character? 

4. Avery employs a unique style of therapy to help her clients. She refers to herself as a “consultant” instead of a “therapist.” What did you make of her ten-session methodology? Would you ever consider hiring someone like Avery to help you?

5. At the end, Marissa says, “Do you know what some people used to call us? . . . The Golden Couple.” What is the meaning behind the title, The Golden Couple? Discuss the irony in the name.

6. During Matthew and Marissa’s first session, Avery makes several assumptions about the Bishops based on their appearance and body language. What assumptions did you make about Matthew and Marissa in their first interaction with Avery? Why? 

7. Did you expect the ending? What moment surprised you the most? Did you suspect Matthew is behind it all? What parts led you to your suspicion?