Author: Lisa Hall
Publication Date: October 20, 2020
The Perfect Couple by Lisa Hall is a great domestic thriller.
Emily finds a job posting to be a housekeeper in a fancy house. The job is working for Rupert who Emily soon finds out is a widow. This seems like the perfect job for Emily to earn her own money and move out of the apartment she shares with her nosy, overly concerned roommate.
Emily and Rupert soon develop feelings for each other and start a relationship. From the outside they seem like the perfect couple. Is everything really as perfect as it seems?
Some people are skeptical that Rupert moved on so fast from his widow, Caro. Is Emily just a rebound or does Rupert really love her?
Then, there’s the biggest question of all what really happened to Caro?
After the wedding, Emily starts to question Rupert’s feelings for her. Emily starts learning things about Caro and her relationship with Rupert by hanging out with her new best friend, Sadie, who happens to be Caro’s best friend.
I really enjoyed The Perfect Couple. There was so much drama between the couple. I feel like Emily always comparing herself to Caro and her relationship with Rupert was very realistic. It was interesting how concerned Emily was over everything.
Emily grew up without a lot of money, so is really trying to fit in with Rupert’s family and friends. Emily starts hanging out with Sadie and Amanda, Rupert’s sister. She still constantly feels like she doesn’t belong.
Throughout the whole book there is the mystery of what actually happened to Caro. At the same time, Emily feels like someone is trying to break her and Rupert apart. Emily receives notes and text messages from an unknown sender.
Emily and Rupert have so many secrets they are hiding. Nobody can be trusted. The characters will learn that nothing is as it seems. The people they thought they could trust are the least trustworthy of all.
The end is absolutely crazy and was a surprise! I didn’t see it coming! I was convinced for most of the book I knew exactly what was going to happen and was so glad to be wrong.
Thank you Edelweiss and HQ/Harper Collins for The Perfect Couple.
About the Author
Lisa Hall loves words, reading and everything there is to love about books. She dreamed of being a writer since she was a little girl and after years of talking about it, was finally brave enough to put pen to paper (and let people actually read it). Lisa lives in a small village in Kent, surrounded by her towering TBR pile, a rather large brood of children, dogs, chickens and ponies and her long-suffering husband. She is also rather partial to eating cheese and drinking wine.