Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Julie's Review: The Perfect Couple

 Jackie Kabler
Series: None
Publication Date:  April 17, 2020
Publisher: One More Chapter
Pages: 328
Obtained: TLC Book Tours
Genre:  Psychological Thriller
Rating: 3/5
Bottom Line: Nothing is ever "Perfect"
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Summary: A devoted wife…

A year ago, Gemma met the love of her life, Danny. Since then, their relationship has been perfect. But one evening, Danny doesn’t return home. 

A missing husband…
Gemma turns to the police. She is horrified by what she discovers – a serial killer is on the loose in Bristol. When she sees photos of the victims she is even more stunned…they all look just like Danny.

Who would you believe?
But the police are suspicious. Why has no one apart from Gemma heard from Danny in weeks? Why is there barely a trace of him in their flat? Is she telling them the truth, or is this marriage hiding some very dark secrets? ~amazon.com

Review: Whenever I see a book or something with the title "Perfect" it is usually a big indicator to me that it is anything but that descriptor. So of course I find it super intriguing to see what isn't perfect. Gemma returns home from a quick business trip only to find that her husband isn't home and that no note was left for her. For a bit she's ok with the fact that he's not around but then he doesn't answer texts or phone calls. It isn't for a couple days that she decides to go to the police to report him missing. 

Meanwhile the police are starting to think they have a serial killer at large due to recent murders. What alarms them is how much Gemma's missing husband looks like all of the victims. From here on out you turn the pages so that you can get to the conclusion of the novel. Where is Danny? Is he a victim as well? Does Gemma know something she's not sharing?

We all know there's nothing such as a perfect anything, so you know that they were probably far from it but you aren't sure if Gemma is lying either.  After a while I was getting annoyed with Gemma and felt that the Police were a bit inept at their jobs. You can't just investigate was seems like a good lead to you, you have to investigate all of them. 

I felt that some of the middle of the novel could have been tightened up to move the book along a bit quicker and overall felt the ending was ok but was hoping for more. 

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours