Monday, January 6, 2020

The Perfect Couple by Jackie Kabler

The perfect couple…or the perfect lie?

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 with 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…the victims all look just like Danny.

But, the detectives 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?

Format: Kindle Edition
Expected publication: April 17th 2020
Publisher: One More Chapter
Edition Language English

The Perfect Couple by Jackie Kabler
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5


First sentence:

             It was the silence I noticed first.

The Perfect Couple by Jackie Kabler is a quickly paced thriller that was really hard for me to put down. Gemma is married to Danny O’Connor who mysteriously disappears while she is away on a work-related trip. Gemma returns home to find that Danny has disappeared; leaving behind his clothing, passport, and other essentials. What could have happened, she wonders? Tune into DCI Helena Dickens and DS Devon Clarke as they’re working a case in Bristol where the victims share an eerie similarity. When Gemma calls to report Danny missing, they discover that Danny also shares a striking resemblance to the previous victims. And the plot thickens!

Thrillers are one of my favorite genres and when a thriller like The Perfect Couple has a bendy twisty plot that surprises me at the end, well, that’s a true pleasure to read. The characters are well-written and believable in their roles, perfectly wringing my emotions even for the bad guy. The story is told in alternating narratives between Gemma and the detectives, not always my favorite but it works beautifully in this story.

The Perfect Couple is definitely a page turner and a remarkable thriller by an author that I will always read from now on! Perfect for any fan of mystery, thrillers, and suspense.

A big thank you to NetGalley, Harper Impulse, Killer Reads, One More Chapter, and Jackie Kabler for providing The Perfect Couple for my honest review

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