The Perfect Couple
Books | Fiction / Women
From New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand, comes a novel about the many ways family can fill our lives with love...if they don't kill us first. *New York Times bestseller*It's Nantucket wedding season, also known as summer-the sight of a bride racing down Main Street is as common as the sun setting at Madaket Beach. The Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom's wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate.But it's going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony-and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash interviews the bride, the groom, the groom's famous mystery-novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, he discovers that every wedding is a minefield-and no couple is perfect. Featuring beloved characters from The Castaways, Beautiful Day, and A Summer Affair, The Perfect Couple proves once again that Elin Hilderbrand is the queen of the summer beach read.
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"This is a long one but worth it! Love the murder mystery style and the details from all the characters. "
"Celeste Otis and Benji Winbury are getting married on Nantucket, but the wedding is cancelled the morning of when the maid of honor, Merritt, is found dead on the beach. During the investigation by The Chief, truths are discovered. Merritt, Celeste’s best friend and maid of honor, was pregnant by Tag, Benji’s dad. Their affair begun after meeting at the Winbury’s house for the bachelorette weekend. Tag is married to Greer, who thinks her husband is having an affair with a antique dealer/friend, Featherleigh Dale. Featherleigh is actually having an affair with Thomas, Benji’s brother. Thomas’ wife, Abby, knows about the affair, even though Thomas has ended it. After the rehearsal dinner, Merritt, Featherleigh. Tag, and Thomas are seen together at the table. Featherleigh goes inside to get Merritt a water. Abby puts one of Greer’s sleeping pills in the water, which Merritt drinks. As the night continues, Tag takes Merritt for a ride in his kayak to try to convince her to end the pregnancy. During the ride, Merritt throws a thumb ring from Tag in the water. Later, she decides to retrieve her thumb ring, but the sleeping pill kicks in and she drowns. Greer put it together, keeps the secret, and The Chief rules it an accidental death. And Celeste decides to not marry Benji because she fell in love with his best man, Shooter. "
"I loved this book! "