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.
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From the very first page, I was hooked on The Perfect Couple. It rotated between current day, where the maid of honour was found dead by the bride-to-be on her wedding day and past events that played a big part in what was happening in the current day.
I liked the cast of characters that played a role in the wedding as well as the investigation. I liked how a character wasn’t focused on for too long and we got to see the perspective of many others that played a part.
The mystery wasn’t super amazing and I had a feeling of where the novel was going. There was one part that I didn’t like, which was the conclusion of the chief’s and detective’s findings. I won’t spoil it, but it was disappointing and not the way I wanted an investigation to end.
This is the perfect read for this summer and I couldn’t put the novel down!
4 calculators out of a potential 5. I really enjoyed my first read by Elin Hilderbrand and I’m open for suggestions on other reads by her!