The Perfect Couple - Book Review

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A year and a half ago, Gemma met the love of her life, Danny. Since then, their relationship has been like something out of a dream. But one Friday evening, Gemma returns home to find Danny is nowhere to be seen.

After two days with no word from her husband, Gemma turns to the police. She is horrified by what she discovers – a serial killer is on the loose in Bristol. When she sees the photos of the victims she is even more stunned … they all look just like Danny.

But the police aren’t convinced by Gemma’s story. Why has no one apart from Gemma seen or heard from Danny in weeks? Why is there barely a trace of him in their flat? Is she telling them the truth, or are there more secrets and lies in this marriage than meets the eye?
The Perfect Couple ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Genre: Thriller
Author: Jackie Kabler
Publisher: Harper Collins
Buy at: Amazon, Indigo
“The perfect couple…or the perfect lie?” ― Jackie Kabler, The Perfect Couple


Thank you Netgalley and Harper Collins for sending me an advanced e-copy of 'A Perfect Couple' in exchange for an honest review.

My first book by Jackie Kabler and surely not the last. This book is a fast-paced thriller which is full of twists and turns. I was able to read it through in two sittings because I really couldn’t put it down.

The Perfect Couple is about Gemma and Danny who is a happily married couple. Things go wrong when Gemma returns from a work-trip and finds Danny missing. When she reports about Danny's disappearance to police, a lot of secrets are revealed. There is a serial killer on the loose whose victims have a striking resemblance to Danny. The Police refuse to believe anything Gemma says because nobody but Emma has seen Danny since they've moved to their new place. There are so many hidden secrets and lies than meets the eyes.

The Perfect Couple is an engaging thriller. It has almost all the elements that can keep a thriller fan (like me) glued to the book until the very end. The author has done a great job in throwing suspense at the right place and that's what makes this book a page-turner.

All the characters are presented well. They seem realistic in their roles. The story is told in alternating narratives of Gemma and the detectives which is something I've started enjoying recently. It adds depth and complexity to the characters and their simultaneous reactions to the same event.

A fantastic psychological thriller which is fast-paced and well written. A highly recommended read for a fan of mystery, suspense, police procedural and psychological thriller.