An affluent couple seek the guidance of an unconventional therapist when their marriage takes a hit in this domestic thriller. For the longest time while I was reading it, I kept asking myself, “who’s the bad guy here?!” All of the characters make questionable decisions and suspicious moves. It is a swift and gripping read that may keep you up all night.— From Amanda's Picks
March 2022 Indie Next List
“This dynamic duo did not disappoint with another twisty psychological domestic thriller. I love the psychological, unconventional approach Avery has with clients. Sometimes the unconventional way can lead to dangerous results.”
— Stephanie Csaszar, Books Around the Corner, Gresham, OR
The next electrifying novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author duo behind The Wife Between Us.
"Propulsive and thrilling....A page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end." --Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Malibu Rising
Wealthy Washington suburbanites Marissa and Matthew Bishop seem to have it all—until Marissa is unfaithful. Beneath their veneer of perfection is a relationship riven by work and a lack of intimacy. She wants to repair things for the sake of their eight-year-old son and because she loves her husband. Enter Avery Chambers.
Avery is a therapist who lost her professional license. Still, it doesn’t stop her from counseling those in crisis, though they have to adhere to her unorthodox methods. And the Bishops are desperate.
When they 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.
"An utterly compelling, spellbinding read." --Lisa Jewell, author of Then She Was Gone and Invisible Girl
About the Author
GREER HENDRICKS is the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of The Wife Between Us, An Anonymous Girl, You Are Not Alone and The Golden Couple. Prior to becoming a novelist, she obtained her master’s degree in journalism at Columbia and spent two decades as an editor at Simon & Schuster. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Allure, Publishers Weekly and other publications. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.
SARAH PEKKANEN is the #1 New York times bestselling co-author of four novels of suspense including The Wife Between Us, and the internationally and USA Today bestselling author of eight solo novels. A former investigative journalist and award-winning feature writer, her work has been published in numerous national magazines and newspapers. She lives just outside of Washington, D.C. with her family.
One of E! Online's Best of March titles
"I am happy to say that the ending made total wacky sense — and was a complete surprise." --Sarah Lyall, The New York Times
"Wickedly clever... Hendricks and Pekkanen (The Wife Between Us) expertly build narrative tension... in this propulsive thriller." -- Shelf Awareness
"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 & the Six
"The Golden Couple is a riveting cat-and-mouse game of a novel that explores the intricacies of marriage, and the many ways in which people lie to themselves...and others. This is a psychological thriller in every sense of the word." –– Lori Gottlieb, author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
"No. 1 New York Times bestselling author duo Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen take their career co-writing extremely seriously, rarely letting each other take breaks on writing days. Their intensity and focus are apparent in the superior prose and intricate plot lines in their psychological thrillers, such as "The Wife Between Us." In this riveting story, a blond, beautiful DC-based couple hires a maverick therapist who promises to cure the wounds of infidelity in just 10 sessions. But is it only the marriage that's at risk? Told in alternating viewpoints, "The Golden Couple" will suck you in." --Zibby Owens