My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 perfect beach read stars to The Perfect Couple! 🏝 🏝 🏝 🏝
I discovered Elin Hilderbrand a couple years ago, well after she was proclaimed the queen of beach reads. While her books may be “beachy” (i.e., set on Nantucket), they are well-written and full of depth. The Perfect Couple is Hilderbrand’s first foray into murder mystery writing and also incorporates some beloved characters from her past books.
Wedding season is synonymous for “summer people” on Nantucket, and that is when the island is uncomfortably crammed full of people. When police chief Kapenash gets a call early one morning due to a body discovery in the water, the police quickly find out it is the maid of honor in a wedding that is to be held that day. It is safe to say, there would be no wedding.
The book encompasses the investigation as to whom is responsible for the murder, and I was surprised by the ending. Because it’s a lighter mystery, I did not have to focus on analysis and detailed reading, and instead, I could relax and be completely entertained in this indulgent read from the first page to the last.
I continue to be impressed with Hilderband’s ability to stay on top of her game. The Perfect Couple is a smart, inventive, dazzling, and successful work of light mystery dressed in beach read finery.
Thank you to Little, Brown and Company and Netgalley for the copy. The Perfect Couple is now available!
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From New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand, comes a novel about the many ways family can fill our lives with love…if they don’t kill us first.
It’s wedding season on Nantucket. The beautiful island is overrun with summer people–an annual source of aggravation for year-round residents. And that’s not the only tension brewing offshore. When one lavish wedding ends in disaster before it can even begin–with the bride-to-be discovered dead in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony–everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash digs into the best man, the maid of honor, the groom’s famous mystery novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, the chief discovers that every wedding is a minefield–and no couple is perfect. Featuring beloved characters from THE CASTAWAYS and A SUMMER AFFAIR, THE PERFECT COUPLE proves once again that Elin Hilderbrand is the queen of the summer beach read.