The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

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 tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours befor...

Details The Perfect Couple

TitleThe Perfect Couple
Release DateJun 19th, 2018
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreFiction, Mystery, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Audiobook

Reviews The Perfect Couple

  • Melissa
    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 mysteryyou better believe, I soaked up every moment in the Nantucket sun. This year, Elin Hilderbrand lures readers back to the picturesque Nantucket island with t...
  • Debra
    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 wedding that people will be talking about for years to come! And it will be remembered but not for the reasons they want it to be. In the early morning hours on the day o...
  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)
    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 murder. To say I could not resist this book would be an understatement. I literally had to force myself to put it down and I eagerly picked it up any chance I got. Benj...
  • Skyler Autumn
    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 (mentally trying to stop myself from saying cover girl but I can't) if at least it's fun. This novel was fun for the first 30% then it got boring, and then it got long and wh...
  • Brandice
    I couldnt get enough of The Perfect Couple, a quintessential summer read, which I absorbed in the perfect setting at a lakehouse this extended holiday weekend. Benji and Celeste are scheduled to get married at Benjis family estate in Nantucket on Saturday but tragedy strikes the morning of the wedding when the maid of honor is found dead on the property. Nantucket Police Chief, Ed, and a handsome detective, Nick, are called to the scene to find o...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    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 Perfect Couple is Hilderbrands first foray into murder mystery writing and also incorporates some beloved characters from her past books.Wedding season is synonymous for sum...
  • Lola
    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 me in from the very first page. Its a fast-paced and addictive story. Its not even that I became attached to the characters or found them particularly original, but the author ha...
  • Elyse Walters
    Library overdrive ebookMy first Erin Hildebrand book.I kept hearing this was the authors best book ever. In that case - I dont need to read anymore.Pretty scenery: checkWealth, secrets, sickness: checkMany characters: checkShallow, Cliche, & Cartoonish characters: checkMystery, who-dunnit: checkSuspend belief: checkWeak ending: checkKinda enjoyable - in the way a kinda ok Chinese restaurant is ... with kinda ok food. Eat-able..... Readable! Howev...
  • Holly B
    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 loved that one of the main characters is an acclaimed mystery writer. She finds herself smack in the middle of a real life murder mystery. I kept wondering if her "skills"...
  • Amanda
    I didnt 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 fairytale wedding between very wealthy Benji and Celeste should be the wedding of the year, no expense spared and all organised by the grooms Mother Greer.On the morning ...
  • Faith
    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 author being paid for product placements? There were an awful lot of brand names mentioned. I hated all of the characters, including the victim. The book hops back ...
  • Erin
    I "thought " I was going to read just a few chapters of this 2018 publication before bed, but nobody puts Elin Hilderbrand on the nightstand and just walks away. Her first foray into mystery writing, Hilderbrand takes us to a Nantucket summer wedding weekend with a dead maid of honor. There's no shortage of suspects and although I had narrowed the field to two possible suspects (one who ultimately is the guilty one) pretty early on, I cannot deny...
  • Jamie beauty_andthebook_
    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 tons of characters from The Castaways!!!! (Note - you do not need to have read that one to enjoy this one!) A wedding is happening on Nantucket, but on the morning of, ...
  • Marialyce
    3.5 whodunit starsAh 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 the island of Nantucket. It is the wedding weekend for Benji and Celeste, soon to be the perfect couple are to be wed. The wedding thrown so lavishly and brilliantly by Be...
  • Jennifer
    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 backdrop. Key word: backdrop. In my opinion, if you view this story as only a murder mystery, you may leave severely disappointed. But if you open yourself up to me...
  • Debbie Oliphant
    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 of Nantucket, have secrets. There are many potential suspects and motives and I have to admit, by 98% into the story, I still hadn't figured it out. But by the time I got t...
  • Myrna
    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 them). Loved this new genre Elin wrote and I'm ready for more! Whats not to love: beautiful Nantucket, wealth, scandal, love, lies, and a dead body. 4.5★s! Fant...
  • Zoe
    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 is not always as it seems and it quickly becomes apparent that behind the beautiful mansion and designer clothes is an abundance of secrets, deception, betrayal, infide...
  • Margitte
    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: was just a pleasant gathering of family and friends, and, well, you know the drill, a few shady characters who had to be invited. The wedding promised to be the epitome of class since Greer Garrison Winbury, an established snob with her British bloodline o...
  • Katie (never.ending.reading.list)
    Okay, where to begin.. I LOVED THIS BOOK. This is one where I had to put it down to stop myself from reading it in one sitting because I wanted it to last. This is also one that I accidentally left out in a storm and ruined it, so I immediately ordered a new one on Amazon because I had to finish it and I had to have copy myself because I know I'm going to be lending this one to friends.The Perfect Couple follows a bunch of people attending a high...
  • Nadia
    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 give it a go. And I'm sooo glad I did. First of all, I want to point out that the Perfect Couple is a murder mystery! Perhaps that contributed to how much I adored...
  • Kat
    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 opera youve ever watched on steroids, while on the beach, wrapped up in a not the least bit gory murder mystery (for those like me who are easily grossed out) that is w...
  • Amy
    Ive said it before and Im sure Ill repeat myself every single summer, but summer doesnt officially start for me until Ive 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 most, she really is the queen of the beach read and The Perfect Couple is her best book yet!While Hilderbrands books definitely arent always sunshine and cocktails, this was a bi...
  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach
    3.5 stars rounded downThis 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 in the end. What happened to all the characters? Basically everyone's life was in shambles, and we have no answers or conclusions.The author's rambling on and on about ...
  • Mackenzie
    Song for summary: When Doves Cry by PrinceA 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 who all have something to hide, loyalties are tested as adultery, family drama, and secrets are brought to light. The Perfect Couple is another riveting novel by Elin Hil...
  • Monica (crazy_4_books)
    SECRETS & LIES IN NANTUCKET TOWN(#2 book read for the buzzword readathon hosted by Booksandlala)This book was surprisingly cool! It has such Liane Moriartys Big Little Lies vibes. I know this is Elin Hilderbrands first murder mystery novel, and the first of her many books Ive read, but Im quite intrigued to pick up other backlist tiles and will definitely buy Summer of 69. I had this one on my bookcase for months, now I regret not picking up soon...
  • DeAnn
    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 does such a great job populating her books with interesting characters!This one has a meatier plot than some of Hilderbrand's other books that I've read. This one still h...
  • ☮Karen
    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 read. Good for an escape from thrillers and wars. The ending felt unfinished; tied up rather quickly but I liked it overall. 3.5 stars rounded up.
  • Brandie
    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 fan of this author - I just dont think her books are for me, despite how popular she is. So, I liked it, but I was expecting more from the conclusion. It took me until...
  • NZLisaM
    Oh, what a tangled web we weave, or crikey, this wedding party sure had a lot to hide!Upon reading the book blurb for this one, I knew I just had to pre-order it a beautiful island wedding where the guests are all staying at the same location, and the maid of honour is found dead sold! And did it live up to my expectations yes, yes, yes! I knew going in that it was going to be tamer than my usual crime read, leaning more towards contemporary d...