The Perfect Couple

The Perfect Couple

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 It's Nantucket wedding season, also known as summer-the sight of a bride racing down Main Street is as common as the ...

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  • Elyse Walters
    Dec 11, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

  • ☮Karen
    Sep 15, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

    The last time a wedding had this kind of effect on me, was with Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg. ( my review just in case you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) It was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a fe...

    Whew! This was one twisty, turvy murder mystery/beach read where I swear I did not have the slightest idea whodunit until we got to the last page. Bravo, Elin Hildebrand! The theme here is relationships and secrets, and boy do these relationships have a ton! It was like every soap oper...

    I?ve said it before and I?m sure I?ll repeat myself every single summer, but summer doesn?t officially start for me until I?ve read the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel. While I have several authors on my summer must read list every year, hers are the books I look forward to the...

    3.5 stars rounded down This was my first Elin Hilderbrand... it was good, but I was not amazed. I don't know if it's because I usually read mystery/suspense books, and this was her first attempt at that type of book? It was a good story, but nothing but Merritt's death was resolved ...

    Song for summary: When Doves Cry by Prince A complex read! The characters are deceptive, prestigious, reserved, and wealthy; while the plot is an elaborate whodunnit mystery set in beautiful Nantucket. When a bridesmaid turns up dead at a destination wedding packed full of guests wh...

    I surprised myself how much I enjoyed this book. I was staying away from Hilderbrand thinking her books were female fiction, full of romance, which is rarely my thing. And so I was very hesitant to pick this up. However, after reading some great reviews from my GR friends I decided to ...

    The Perfect Couple had so many components that I enjoyed. I loved that there was a mystery surrounding the death of the maid of honor. The Who Done It, kept me on my toes. There were so many possibilities although I excluded a bunch of suspects from the first couple of chapters. I...

    4 Summery Stars to "The Perfect Couple" I've been waiting all summer to get my hands on this book and I was able to read right before back-to-school! This book cements for me that I must get to Nantucket soon. I loved the descriptions of the beach house and island and Hilderbrand do...

    So, I liked it, but I was expecting more from the conclusion. It took me until about the halfway point before I really started to get into it, and then I was dying to finish it, just to be a little bit disappointed at the end. It felt pretty anticlimactic. I have never been a big f...

    Book club read #18. 10/20/2018. Finished 9/20... No way am I going to remember all these people 4 weeks from now when we meet to discuss. But had to take the book once the library had it available. Big hold list, very popular book. Popular author too but this is her first that I've ...

  • Brandie
    Aug 14, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

    The last time a wedding had this kind of effect on me, was with Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg. ( my review just in case you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) It was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a fe...

    Whew! This was one twisty, turvy murder mystery/beach read where I swear I did not have the slightest idea whodunit until we got to the last page. Bravo, Elin Hildebrand! The theme here is relationships and secrets, and boy do these relationships have a ton! It was like every soap oper...

    I?ve said it before and I?m sure I?ll repeat myself every single summer, but summer doesn?t officially start for me until I?ve read the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel. While I have several authors on my summer must read list every year, hers are the books I look forward to the...

    3.5 stars rounded down This was my first Elin Hilderbrand... it was good, but I was not amazed. I don't know if it's because I usually read mystery/suspense books, and this was her first attempt at that type of book? It was a good story, but nothing but Merritt's death was resolved ...

    Song for summary: When Doves Cry by Prince A complex read! The characters are deceptive, prestigious, reserved, and wealthy; while the plot is an elaborate whodunnit mystery set in beautiful Nantucket. When a bridesmaid turns up dead at a destination wedding packed full of guests wh...

    I surprised myself how much I enjoyed this book. I was staying away from Hilderbrand thinking her books were female fiction, full of romance, which is rarely my thing. And so I was very hesitant to pick this up. However, after reading some great reviews from my GR friends I decided to ...

    The Perfect Couple had so many components that I enjoyed. I loved that there was a mystery surrounding the death of the maid of honor. The Who Done It, kept me on my toes. There were so many possibilities although I excluded a bunch of suspects from the first couple of chapters. I...

    4 Summery Stars to "The Perfect Couple" I've been waiting all summer to get my hands on this book and I was able to read right before back-to-school! This book cements for me that I must get to Nantucket soon. I loved the descriptions of the beach house and island and Hilderbrand do...

    So, I liked it, but I was expecting more from the conclusion. It took me until about the halfway point before I really started to get into it, and then I was dying to finish it, just to be a little bit disappointed at the end. It felt pretty anticlimactic. I have never been a big f...

  • Marialyce
    Aug 14, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

  • Jamie
    Jan 08, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

  • Jennifer
    Aug 10, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

  • Sheyla ✎
    Nov 05, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

    The last time a wedding had this kind of effect on me, was with Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg. ( my review just in case you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) It was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a fe...

    Whew! This was one twisty, turvy murder mystery/beach read where I swear I did not have the slightest idea whodunit until we got to the last page. Bravo, Elin Hildebrand! The theme here is relationships and secrets, and boy do these relationships have a ton! It was like every soap oper...

    I?ve said it before and I?m sure I?ll repeat myself every single summer, but summer doesn?t officially start for me until I?ve read the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel. While I have several authors on my summer must read list every year, hers are the books I look forward to the...

    3.5 stars rounded down This was my first Elin Hilderbrand... it was good, but I was not amazed. I don't know if it's because I usually read mystery/suspense books, and this was her first attempt at that type of book? It was a good story, but nothing but Merritt's death was resolved ...

    Song for summary: When Doves Cry by Prince A complex read! The characters are deceptive, prestigious, reserved, and wealthy; while the plot is an elaborate whodunnit mystery set in beautiful Nantucket. When a bridesmaid turns up dead at a destination wedding packed full of guests wh...

    I surprised myself how much I enjoyed this book. I was staying away from Hilderbrand thinking her books were female fiction, full of romance, which is rarely my thing. And so I was very hesitant to pick this up. However, after reading some great reviews from my GR friends I decided to ...

    The Perfect Couple had so many components that I enjoyed. I loved that there was a mystery surrounding the death of the maid of honor. The Who Done It, kept me on my toes. There were so many possibilities although I excluded a bunch of suspects from the first couple of chapters. I...

  • Debra
    May 14, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

  • DeAnn
    Aug 17, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

    The last time a wedding had this kind of effect on me, was with Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg. ( my review just in case you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) It was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a fe...

    Whew! This was one twisty, turvy murder mystery/beach read where I swear I did not have the slightest idea whodunit until we got to the last page. Bravo, Elin Hildebrand! The theme here is relationships and secrets, and boy do these relationships have a ton! It was like every soap oper...

    I?ve said it before and I?m sure I?ll repeat myself every single summer, but summer doesn?t officially start for me until I?ve read the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel. While I have several authors on my summer must read list every year, hers are the books I look forward to the...

    3.5 stars rounded down This was my first Elin Hilderbrand... it was good, but I was not amazed. I don't know if it's because I usually read mystery/suspense books, and this was her first attempt at that type of book? It was a good story, but nothing but Merritt's death was resolved ...

    Song for summary: When Doves Cry by Prince A complex read! The characters are deceptive, prestigious, reserved, and wealthy; while the plot is an elaborate whodunnit mystery set in beautiful Nantucket. When a bridesmaid turns up dead at a destination wedding packed full of guests wh...

    I surprised myself how much I enjoyed this book. I was staying away from Hilderbrand thinking her books were female fiction, full of romance, which is rarely my thing. And so I was very hesitant to pick this up. However, after reading some great reviews from my GR friends I decided to ...

    The Perfect Couple had so many components that I enjoyed. I loved that there was a mystery surrounding the death of the maid of honor. The Who Done It, kept me on my toes. There were so many possibilities although I excluded a bunch of suspects from the first couple of chapters. I...

    4 Summery Stars to "The Perfect Couple" I've been waiting all summer to get my hands on this book and I was able to read right before back-to-school! This book cements for me that I must get to Nantucket soon. I loved the descriptions of the beach house and island and Hilderbrand do...

  • Jennifer
    Jun 27, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

    The last time a wedding had this kind of effect on me, was with Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg. ( my review just in case you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) It was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a fe...

    Whew! This was one twisty, turvy murder mystery/beach read where I swear I did not have the slightest idea whodunit until we got to the last page. Bravo, Elin Hildebrand! The theme here is relationships and secrets, and boy do these relationships have a ton! It was like every soap oper...

    I?ve said it before and I?m sure I?ll repeat myself every single summer, but summer doesn?t officially start for me until I?ve read the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel. While I have several authors on my summer must read list every year, hers are the books I look forward to the...

    3.5 stars rounded down This was my first Elin Hilderbrand... it was good, but I was not amazed. I don't know if it's because I usually read mystery/suspense books, and this was her first attempt at that type of book? It was a good story, but nothing but Merritt's death was resolved ...

    Song for summary: When Doves Cry by Prince A complex read! The characters are deceptive, prestigious, reserved, and wealthy; while the plot is an elaborate whodunnit mystery set in beautiful Nantucket. When a bridesmaid turns up dead at a destination wedding packed full of guests wh...

    I surprised myself how much I enjoyed this book. I was staying away from Hilderbrand thinking her books were female fiction, full of romance, which is rarely my thing. And so I was very hesitant to pick this up. However, after reading some great reviews from my GR friends I decided to ...

    The Perfect Couple had so many components that I enjoyed. I loved that there was a mystery surrounding the death of the maid of honor. The Who Done It, kept me on my toes. There were so many possibilities although I excluded a bunch of suspects from the first couple of chapters. I...

    4 Summery Stars to "The Perfect Couple" I've been waiting all summer to get my hands on this book and I was able to read right before back-to-school! This book cements for me that I must get to Nantucket soon. I loved the descriptions of the beach house and island and Hilderbrand do...

    So, I liked it, but I was expecting more from the conclusion. It took me until about the halfway point before I really started to get into it, and then I was dying to finish it, just to be a little bit disappointed at the end. It felt pretty anticlimactic. I have never been a big f...

    Book club read #18. 10/20/2018. Finished 9/20... No way am I going to remember all these people 4 weeks from now when we meet to discuss. But had to take the book once the library had it available. Big hold list, very popular book. Popular author too but this is her first that I've ...

    Oh wow, I really loved this book! I have a few more books by this author listed on my TBR, including a signed copy of "Beautiful Day", so I will have to move them up the queue. I loved the setting and the writing style, as well as some of the twists and turns. Great story, definitely r...

    The best book of the summer! Why I loved it: The setting of Nantucket is impeccably described. I could smell the salty sea air, I could taste the lobster rolls and I could hear the wave tides coming in. I loved the cast of characters. They are a motley crew of loveable and hateable...

  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
    Mar 22, 2019

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

    The last time a wedding had this kind of effect on me, was with Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg. ( my review just in case you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) It was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a fe...

    Whew! This was one twisty, turvy murder mystery/beach read where I swear I did not have the slightest idea whodunit until we got to the last page. Bravo, Elin Hildebrand! The theme here is relationships and secrets, and boy do these relationships have a ton! It was like every soap oper...

    I?ve said it before and I?m sure I?ll repeat myself every single summer, but summer doesn?t officially start for me until I?ve read the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel. While I have several authors on my summer must read list every year, hers are the books I look forward to the...

    3.5 stars rounded down This was my first Elin Hilderbrand... it was good, but I was not amazed. I don't know if it's because I usually read mystery/suspense books, and this was her first attempt at that type of book? It was a good story, but nothing but Merritt's death was resolved ...

  • Margitte
    Sep 27, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

    The last time a wedding had this kind of effect on me, was with Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg. ( my review just in case you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) It was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a fe...

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Jun 20, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

    The last time a wedding had this kind of effect on me, was with Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg. ( my review just in case you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) It was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a fe...

    Whew! This was one twisty, turvy murder mystery/beach read where I swear I did not have the slightest idea whodunit until we got to the last page. Bravo, Elin Hildebrand! The theme here is relationships and secrets, and boy do these relationships have a ton! It was like every soap oper...

    I?ve said it before and I?m sure I?ll repeat myself every single summer, but summer doesn?t officially start for me until I?ve read the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel. While I have several authors on my summer must read list every year, hers are the books I look forward to the...

    3.5 stars rounded down This was my first Elin Hilderbrand... it was good, but I was not amazed. I don't know if it's because I usually read mystery/suspense books, and this was her first attempt at that type of book? It was a good story, but nothing but Merritt's death was resolved ...

    Song for summary: When Doves Cry by Prince A complex read! The characters are deceptive, prestigious, reserved, and wealthy; while the plot is an elaborate whodunnit mystery set in beautiful Nantucket. When a bridesmaid turns up dead at a destination wedding packed full of guests wh...

    I surprised myself how much I enjoyed this book. I was staying away from Hilderbrand thinking her books were female fiction, full of romance, which is rarely my thing. And so I was very hesitant to pick this up. However, after reading some great reviews from my GR friends I decided to ...

    The Perfect Couple had so many components that I enjoyed. I loved that there was a mystery surrounding the death of the maid of honor. The Who Done It, kept me on my toes. There were so many possibilities although I excluded a bunch of suspects from the first couple of chapters. I...

    4 Summery Stars to "The Perfect Couple" I've been waiting all summer to get my hands on this book and I was able to read right before back-to-school! This book cements for me that I must get to Nantucket soon. I loved the descriptions of the beach house and island and Hilderbrand do...

    So, I liked it, but I was expecting more from the conclusion. It took me until about the halfway point before I really started to get into it, and then I was dying to finish it, just to be a little bit disappointed at the end. It felt pretty anticlimactic. I have never been a big f...

    Book club read #18. 10/20/2018. Finished 9/20... No way am I going to remember all these people 4 weeks from now when we meet to discuss. But had to take the book once the library had it available. Big hold list, very popular book. Popular author too but this is her first that I've ...

    Oh wow, I really loved this book! I have a few more books by this author listed on my TBR, including a signed copy of "Beautiful Day", so I will have to move them up the queue. I loved the setting and the writing style, as well as some of the twists and turns. Great story, definitely r...

    The best book of the summer! Why I loved it: The setting of Nantucket is impeccably described. I could smell the salty sea air, I could taste the lobster rolls and I could hear the wave tides coming in. I loved the cast of characters. They are a motley crew of loveable and hateable...

    Elin Hilderbrand has been at the top of her game. She has published 22 novels and I have read several thus far, they are all finely executed. Her characters are intriguing and they evolve throughout the story, they are dynamic (which some authors don't quite achieve). Her plot line was...

    Reread upgrade to 4 STARS I must have been in a bad mood when I first read THE PERFECT COUPLE. My reaction to the book and review bothered me, because I **should** have loved it. I?m keeping both reviews, though upping to 4 stars. I enjoyed THE PERFECT COUPLE much more the seco...

  • Myrna
    Jul 04, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

  • Melissa
    May 27, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

  • Skyler Autumn
    Jul 12, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

  • Roxanne
    Aug 12, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

    The last time a wedding had this kind of effect on me, was with Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg. ( my review just in case you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) It was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a fe...

    Whew! This was one twisty, turvy murder mystery/beach read where I swear I did not have the slightest idea whodunit until we got to the last page. Bravo, Elin Hildebrand! The theme here is relationships and secrets, and boy do these relationships have a ton! It was like every soap oper...

    I?ve said it before and I?m sure I?ll repeat myself every single summer, but summer doesn?t officially start for me until I?ve read the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel. While I have several authors on my summer must read list every year, hers are the books I look forward to the...

    3.5 stars rounded down This was my first Elin Hilderbrand... it was good, but I was not amazed. I don't know if it's because I usually read mystery/suspense books, and this was her first attempt at that type of book? It was a good story, but nothing but Merritt's death was resolved ...

    Song for summary: When Doves Cry by Prince A complex read! The characters are deceptive, prestigious, reserved, and wealthy; while the plot is an elaborate whodunnit mystery set in beautiful Nantucket. When a bridesmaid turns up dead at a destination wedding packed full of guests wh...

    I surprised myself how much I enjoyed this book. I was staying away from Hilderbrand thinking her books were female fiction, full of romance, which is rarely my thing. And so I was very hesitant to pick this up. However, after reading some great reviews from my GR friends I decided to ...

    The Perfect Couple had so many components that I enjoyed. I loved that there was a mystery surrounding the death of the maid of honor. The Who Done It, kept me on my toes. There were so many possibilities although I excluded a bunch of suspects from the first couple of chapters. I...

    4 Summery Stars to "The Perfect Couple" I've been waiting all summer to get my hands on this book and I was able to read right before back-to-school! This book cements for me that I must get to Nantucket soon. I loved the descriptions of the beach house and island and Hilderbrand do...

    So, I liked it, but I was expecting more from the conclusion. It took me until about the halfway point before I really started to get into it, and then I was dying to finish it, just to be a little bit disappointed at the end. It felt pretty anticlimactic. I have never been a big f...

    Book club read #18. 10/20/2018. Finished 9/20... No way am I going to remember all these people 4 weeks from now when we meet to discuss. But had to take the book once the library had it available. Big hold list, very popular book. Popular author too but this is her first that I've ...

    Oh wow, I really loved this book! I have a few more books by this author listed on my TBR, including a signed copy of "Beautiful Day", so I will have to move them up the queue. I loved the setting and the writing style, as well as some of the twists and turns. Great story, definitely r...

  • Amy
    May 24, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

    The last time a wedding had this kind of effect on me, was with Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg. ( my review just in case you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) It was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a fe...

    Whew! This was one twisty, turvy murder mystery/beach read where I swear I did not have the slightest idea whodunit until we got to the last page. Bravo, Elin Hildebrand! The theme here is relationships and secrets, and boy do these relationships have a ton! It was like every soap oper...

    I?ve said it before and I?m sure I?ll repeat myself every single summer, but summer doesn?t officially start for me until I?ve read the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel. While I have several authors on my summer must read list every year, hers are the books I look forward to the...

  • Lola
    Nov 04, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

  • Faith
    Jul 01, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

  • Zoe
    May 26, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

  • Amanda
    Jul 29, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Sep 23, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jun 19, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

  • Holly  B
    Oct 06, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

  • Debbie Oliphant
    Jun 30, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

  • Mackenzie
    Apr 21, 2019

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

    The last time a wedding had this kind of effect on me, was with Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg. ( my review just in case you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) It was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a fe...

    Whew! This was one twisty, turvy murder mystery/beach read where I swear I did not have the slightest idea whodunit until we got to the last page. Bravo, Elin Hildebrand! The theme here is relationships and secrets, and boy do these relationships have a ton! It was like every soap oper...

    I?ve said it before and I?m sure I?ll repeat myself every single summer, but summer doesn?t officially start for me until I?ve read the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel. While I have several authors on my summer must read list every year, hers are the books I look forward to the...

    3.5 stars rounded down This was my first Elin Hilderbrand... it was good, but I was not amazed. I don't know if it's because I usually read mystery/suspense books, and this was her first attempt at that type of book? It was a good story, but nothing but Merritt's death was resolved ...

    Song for summary: When Doves Cry by Prince A complex read! The characters are deceptive, prestigious, reserved, and wealthy; while the plot is an elaborate whodunnit mystery set in beautiful Nantucket. When a bridesmaid turns up dead at a destination wedding packed full of guests wh...

  • Kat
    Jul 05, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

    The last time a wedding had this kind of effect on me, was with Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg. ( my review just in case you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) It was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a fe...

    Whew! This was one twisty, turvy murder mystery/beach read where I swear I did not have the slightest idea whodunit until we got to the last page. Bravo, Elin Hildebrand! The theme here is relationships and secrets, and boy do these relationships have a ton! It was like every soap oper...

  • Nadia
    Oct 20, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

    The last time a wedding had this kind of effect on me, was with Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg. ( my review just in case you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) It was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a fe...

    Whew! This was one twisty, turvy murder mystery/beach read where I swear I did not have the slightest idea whodunit until we got to the last page. Bravo, Elin Hildebrand! The theme here is relationships and secrets, and boy do these relationships have a ton! It was like every soap oper...

    I?ve said it before and I?m sure I?ll repeat myself every single summer, but summer doesn?t officially start for me until I?ve read the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel. While I have several authors on my summer must read list every year, hers are the books I look forward to the...

    3.5 stars rounded down This was my first Elin Hilderbrand... it was good, but I was not amazed. I don't know if it's because I usually read mystery/suspense books, and this was her first attempt at that type of book? It was a good story, but nothing but Merritt's death was resolved ...

    Song for summary: When Doves Cry by Prince A complex read! The characters are deceptive, prestigious, reserved, and wealthy; while the plot is an elaborate whodunnit mystery set in beautiful Nantucket. When a bridesmaid turns up dead at a destination wedding packed full of guests wh...

    I surprised myself how much I enjoyed this book. I was staying away from Hilderbrand thinking her books were female fiction, full of romance, which is rarely my thing. And so I was very hesitant to pick this up. However, after reading some great reviews from my GR friends I decided to ...

  • Kathryn in FL
    Dec 07, 2018

    I hate to play favorites, but in this case, I don't feel like I have a choice. In my humble opinion, this is Elin Hilderbrand's best work yet. Combining her signature backdrop, riveting cast of characters and penchant for teasing the craveable local fare with the suspense of a murder...

    Ahhhhh Nantucket in the summer is bliss! It is a lovely place to vacation. It also serves as the perfect place for a wedding, the beach and a murder! The Otis-Winbury is going to be one to remember! The groom's family has arranged for the wedding to be the event of the season. A we...

    4 stars for this tantalizing, indulgent mystery that was so much more addictive than watching a reality show or soap opera! The Perfect Couple is set in Nantucket, amidst the no expense spared paradise of sand, sun, beautiful wealthy people, privilege, secrets, lies and of course...

    2 Stars Slated as this years must have summer beach read I went into this novel not expecting to be intellectually stimulated. Obviously this was going to be light and easy read, but there's nothing wrong with switching off your brain and delving into something easy, breezy (ment...

    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...

    There are no such things as perfect couples? perfect relationships? perfect beings. I was intimidated by this book. It has over 450 pages and the adult mysteries that I read in the past were all rather slow if no large amount of suspense was included. But this mystery pulled ...

    Library overdrive ebook My first Erin Hildebrand book. I kept hearing ?this was the authors best book ever?. In that case - I don?t need to read anymore. Pretty scenery: check Wealth, secrets, sickness: check Many characters: check Shallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish char...

    There were so many things that I enjoyed listening to this one (Audible). The setting was just dreamy-beach side in Nantucket with the sunny atmosphere. The characters were fun and relatable with some side notes of a little bit soap-opera inspired (which works in this story). I l...

    I didn?t like this book I adored it. Whilst reading this amazing story was all I could think about, every time I HAD to put this book down, I likened it to having to put a film on hold and all the characters were paused, eager for my return so they could continue their story!! The...

    The Queen of the "Beach Read" is holding onto that crown for one more year!!!!! The Perfect Couple has something I always love from an Elin Hilderbrand book - nods to characters from her old books. My two favorite books of hers are The Castaways and The Blue Bistro and this one has ...

    I've read very little from Elin Hilderbrand, but the ratings have been so high with this 2018 release that I just couldn't resist. I have to agree with the masses. The Perfect Couple was a great read. It is an exploration of families and relationships with a death investigation as the ...

    3.5 whodunit stars Ah to be rich, gorgeous, and have the perfect summer retreat! Can anything be better, the beach, the sand, the sun, the boats, the mansion, the murder...what wait....Welcome to the summer world in Erin Hilderbrand's The Perfect Couple. Everything is perfect on...

    Fantastic story! It captivated me from page 1 followed by SO SO many secrets and SO SO many twists. I didn't know which character to suspect. Her characters were complicated and imperfect (despite their wealth). They were also brought to life and made you care about them (well some of ...

    I loved this book!!!!! The Perfect Couple begins with a celebration proceeding a wedding the next day. The maid of honor is discovered the next day, dead. The police is called to investigate whether there was foul play. What they learn is that the privileged in their sleepy town ...

    There were so many things I disliked about this book. I've never read anything else by this author but she doesn't seem to be a mystery writer. The police procedure seemed extremely shaky. The cops spend one entire day "investigating" before giving up. This was women's fiction. Is the ...

    Compelling, mysterious, and deliciously entertaining! The Perfect Couple takes us to the beautiful island of Nantucket and into the lives of the rich and famous Winburys as they gather to celebrate a family wedding. But like most families with privilege, power, and money everything ...

    The last time a wedding had this kind of effect on me, was with Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg. ( my review just in case you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...) It was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a fe...

    Whew! This was one twisty, turvy murder mystery/beach read where I swear I did not have the slightest idea whodunit until we got to the last page. Bravo, Elin Hildebrand! The theme here is relationships and secrets, and boy do these relationships have a ton! It was like every soap oper...

    I?ve said it before and I?m sure I?ll repeat myself every single summer, but summer doesn?t officially start for me until I?ve read the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel. While I have several authors on my summer must read list every year, hers are the books I look forward to the...

    3.5 stars rounded down This was my first Elin Hilderbrand... it was good, but I was not amazed. I don't know if it's because I usually read mystery/suspense books, and this was her first attempt at that type of book? It was a good story, but nothing but Merritt's death was resolved ...

    Song for summary: When Doves Cry by Prince A complex read! The characters are deceptive, prestigious, reserved, and wealthy; while the plot is an elaborate whodunnit mystery set in beautiful Nantucket. When a bridesmaid turns up dead at a destination wedding packed full of guests wh...

    I surprised myself how much I enjoyed this book. I was staying away from Hilderbrand thinking her books were female fiction, full of romance, which is rarely my thing. And so I was very hesitant to pick this up. However, after reading some great reviews from my GR friends I decided to ...

    The Perfect Couple had so many components that I enjoyed. I loved that there was a mystery surrounding the death of the maid of honor. The Who Done It, kept me on my toes. There were so many possibilities although I excluded a bunch of suspects from the first couple of chapters. I...

    4 Summery Stars to "The Perfect Couple" I've been waiting all summer to get my hands on this book and I was able to read right before back-to-school! This book cements for me that I must get to Nantucket soon. I loved the descriptions of the beach house and island and Hilderbrand do...

    So, I liked it, but I was expecting more from the conclusion. It took me until about the halfway point before I really started to get into it, and then I was dying to finish it, just to be a little bit disappointed at the end. It felt pretty anticlimactic. I have never been a big f...

    Book club read #18. 10/20/2018. Finished 9/20... No way am I going to remember all these people 4 weeks from now when we meet to discuss. But had to take the book once the library had it available. Big hold list, very popular book. Popular author too but this is her first that I've ...

    Oh wow, I really loved this book! I have a few more books by this author listed on my TBR, including a signed copy of "Beautiful Day", so I will have to move them up the queue. I loved the setting and the writing style, as well as some of the twists and turns. Great story, definitely r...

    The best book of the summer! Why I loved it: The setting of Nantucket is impeccably described. I could smell the salty sea air, I could taste the lobster rolls and I could hear the wave tides coming in. I loved the cast of characters. They are a motley crew of loveable and hateable...

    Elin Hilderbrand has been at the top of her game. She has published 22 novels and I have read several thus far, they are all finely executed. Her characters are intriguing and they evolve throughout the story, they are dynamic (which some authors don't quite achieve). Her plot line was...