The Perfect Couple

The Perfect Couple

A Novel

Book - 2018
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It's Nantucket wedding season, also known as summer-the sight of a bride racing down Main Street is as common as the sun setting at Madaket Beach. The Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom's wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate. But it's going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony-and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash interviews the bride, the groom, the groom's famous mystery-novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, he discovers that every wedding is a minefield-and no couple is perfect.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018
Copyright Date: 2018
ISBN: 9780316449380
9780316375269
Branch Call Number: HILDERB
Characteristics: 471 pages ; 25 cm

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photogrrlkp
Nov 07, 2018

Great mystery. This would be the perfect book for a long plane ride or a lazy trip to the beach where it could be read all in one gulp.

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BooksRGreat
Nov 03, 2018

A mediocre plot. If you enjoy reading about multiple people cheating on their spouses, then this is the book for you. It seems the author believes there is no such thing as a perfect couple. I don't know why I'm not given an opportunity to rate this, but I would give it one star.

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stefkrasner
Oct 29, 2018

dreadful...just...dreadful...like a lemming, i assumed it would be a fantastic read, as the hold line was so long...nope...dreadful...

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Carolwagers
Oct 13, 2018

I read 110 pages, but could not force myself to waste more time on this book. I guess I just don't like chick lit. I was very bored by all the descriptions of clothing, antiques, they're visible symbols of wealth. I was not impressed. I picked this book up because Hildebrand went to the Iowa Writer's School, but she is obviously not one of their better graduates.

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laphampeak
Sep 30, 2018

If you like beach reads..... The Perfect Couple is perfect.

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darladoodles
Sep 19, 2018

An addictive, gossip-filled mystery set on the island of Nantucket. On the morning of Celeste and Benji's big day, the maid of honor is found floating in the bay near the wedding compound and home of the groom's family. In less than 24 hours, the authorities have made their ruling on the incident. You, the reader, will have spent 400+ pages watching the events of that day unfold with strategically placed flashbacks showing you how the characters got to where they are now. Could not put it down. Now I have to return to real life. Thanks for the engrossing and entertaining ride, Elin!

P.S. As the wife of a law enforcement officer, I had to to deduct a star. Getting all that investigating done in one day is a stretch for me to believe, but it makes for a great novel.

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Gulkh
Sep 17, 2018

A frivolous quick read. The only problem I had was with the love at first sight scenario. Seemed a little random. And the ending was pretty meh too. Seemed like the author couldn't tie up the loose ends and just went with the ending that needed the least amount of work.

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fashiongirl
Sep 09, 2018

I loved it! Intriguing, quick read, and great book to savor these last days of summer in Boston. Couldn't put it down over Labor Day weekend. One of her best books, and I have read all but one. Enjoy!

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writermala
Sep 02, 2018

Literature it is not; good summer read it is. Elin Hilderband has written the perfect light novel in "A Perfect Couple." Karen and Bruce Otis are the perfect couple, their daughter Celeste is wondering whether she and her fiancee Benji will make the perfect couple and Benji's parents and brother certainly don't seem to be perfect couples. Benji and Celeste are to be married in Benji's parents' Nantucket home but on the morning of the wedding a body is discovered on their beach. Everyone in the wedding party seems to have a motive to murder Merritt the Maid of Honor, who is killed and everyone appears to have had the opportunity too. So who did it? I wish there'd been a butler 'cos then I could have said the butler did it:-) It's worth a quick read to see if the mystery can be solved.

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vkreads
Aug 20, 2018

I gave this book "a chance" up to 75 pgs...and at almost 500 pgs, I decided it was neither rich enough of a plot to to hold my interest, nor does the actual writing inspire me to read on...
There are so many fabulous novels to be read...and many authors of fantastic 'mysteries'.....
I enjoy reading novels of main characters as women sleuth detective investigators.
I've read several other Hilderbrand novels...so ...

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