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The Perfect Couple
The Perfect Couple | Elin Hilderbrand
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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. It's wedding season on Nantucket. The beautiful island is overrun with summer people--an annual source of aggravation for year-round residents. And that's not the only tension brewing offshore. When one lavish wedding ends in disaster before it can even begin--with the bride-to-be discovered dead in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony--everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash digs into the best man, the maid of honor, the groom's famous mystery novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, the chief discovers that every wedding is a minefield--and no couple is perfect. Featuring beloved characters from THE CASTAWAYS 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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Come-read-with-me
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A mystery, romance, and love story to Nantucket all rolled into one. This is not a typical choice for me, but it was a good mystery with an ending that I didn‘t like but made perfect sense in the context of the story. Overall a good, quick, easy read. 👍🏻. #24B4Monday. #teamslaughter

Andrew65 Well done, coming along nicely. 😊👍 1mo
rather_be_reading glad u liked it! 1mo
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MallenNC
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There‘s a #DestinationWedding and a murder mystery at the heart of this book. It was a fun summer read for me last year. #LetsTravelAugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list!!! 💍👰 3mo
OriginalCyn620 😊👰🏻💍📚 3mo
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chlolovesbooks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ my first Elin Hilderbrand! Amazing! 👍🏻

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caitlin.reads.books
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Mehso-so

A co-worker recommended this book to me recently and I figured I‘d give it a try! I got it from the library since it‘s the first Elin Hilderbrand Book I‘ve read. It was definitely an easy read, page turner, beach read type of book, but I prefer something a little more suspenseful. I got to the end and thought, all that for this ending?! // #librarybook #bookreview #fiction

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Miss_Gilmore
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This book kept me interested the whole time. Helped me get out of my reading slump!

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swishandflick
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Mehso-so

You definitely don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to see 90% of the twists coming from a mile away. Not a bad book, I think I just prefer Hilderbrand's usual flavor of beach read... sans whodunnit ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheBookStacker
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Vacationing in Key West, exhausted after a long very hot sweaty day and now snuggling up with this book in the ac while my family watches a movie. Hopefully I can manage at least a chapter before I fall asleep

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Julsmarshall
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Such a summery page turner. A fast paced whodunit set in Nantucket with characters that had surprising depth. I loved the setting, made me feel both like I was really there and also that I needed to visit. This was the perfect summer getaway.

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Julsmarshall
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Perfect summer read! Halfway through, enjoying so far. A little intrigue, a little romance, a little island, a (maybe) little murder . . .

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echalpan
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A perfectly fun and juicy summer read!

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Bookgirl
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This was a great beach/summer read...fast paced, shifting perspectives, Nantucket mystery. Digs into the perceptions and realities of several relationships, has just the right amount of wealth and luxury without being pretentious, and was just fun to read! I enjoyed following the detectives along with their investigation, and all the secrets they unintentionally discover along the way. #summerreading #booksandsun #livingthatdecklife

BarbaraBB I agree. I just read and enjoyed this one too! 5mo
janeycanuck This was the first of hers I had read - I really enjoyed it, too. 5mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I rolled my eyes SO hard when my online book club picked this for June‘s book.

BUT DEAR GOD. YOU GUYS.

This book is juicy and ridiculous and scandalous and just completely absurd and I loved it. I just couldn‘t believe the author kept fitting more ridiculous shit in. LOVED.

UnidragonFrag I love ridiculous shit! Added! 6mo
Daisey Great review! 6mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @UnidragonFrag Same! 🤣 It is quite seriously the richest of rich people problems. I‘ve never read anything with quite so much drama. 6mo
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Reggie Lolol you have convinced me to stack it!! 6mo
BarbaraBB Great review! I just read and enjoyed it too! 6mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! I‘m totally in!!! Thanks for the recommendation @BarbaraBB 5mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Perfect beach read! 5mo
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BarbaraBB
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This was exactly what I expected of it. A well written whodunit with a good cast of characters. I figured out halfway who murdered the maid of honor on the night before the wedding but there were enough storylines to keep me reading on feverishly.

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Aswenson
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Pickpick

Fun whodunnit read.

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Aswenson
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On the road this long weekend and I‘m digging this fun mystery. Although, to be fair, I have seen EVERYTHING coming, but there‘s still time for a surprise. 😉

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MissAmanda
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What to read now?!
This book?
Or....

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beccamlvn
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I need a moment to celebrate:
Ya girl is done with statistics forever!! And with an A! And it's springtime with all the flowers outside! 😄

I celebrated with rereading a bit of my new favorite guilty pleasure author, and enjoyed a glass of wine with it.
Being done with what was easily one of the most difficult classes I've ever taken is such a relief! 😌 Now I just need to finish all my other projects and papers...
#SpecialEdMajor #finals

BookNAround Go you! 8mo
Mollyanna Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
rretzler 💕⭐️ 8mo
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rretzler And welcome to Litsy! 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 8mo
AntoinetteBuchanan Congrats on your grade! 8mo
Amor4Libros Congrats!! 8mo
Lesliereads 🙌🏾🙌🏾 8mo
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Briget66
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Okay so I started to read this book on my Kindle (bottom pic) then decided to switch over to the book form (top pic) and noticed This! Why do they do this?? Why aren‘t both versions the same? 🥺

swishandflick Weird!! 9mo
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Howseldomtheydo
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Dragged my husband along for #litsywalkers today. Stopped for refreshments about 1/2 way through our brisk 3 mile stroll! #currentlyreading

8little_paws I like how you walk! Lol 10mo
Cathythoughts Looks delish 👍🏻♥️ 10mo
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RenePenn
The Perfect Couple | Elin Hilderbrand
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Just started listening to this one. So far I‘m liking it!

audiobooklover Me too! 8mo
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Kellyjean512
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Mehso-so

A fine mystery, probably longer than it needed to be.

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Prettytears
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I have two sentences for this book: It's too late I'm dead, and, you'll never guess who killed me. A woman dies the night before the bride's wedding. The families are the main suspects. Some of them have motive, all of them had opportunity. My favourite quote about one suspect is: 'Novelists are notorious liars: "They lie for a living. They make up stories. So it stands to reason that this tendency runs over into their personal lives.”'

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Prettytears
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So many crimes, and especially murders, are committed by people with dark motivations."

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LiteraryAries
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My first Elin Hilderbrand book! This was recommended to me by a good friend 📖🐙

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Jessianjel
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I need to read more of this author

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MeganAnnabell
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I love anything Elin Hilderbrand. This storyline was great but I wish there was a little more to the ending.

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kstadt929
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The maid of honor is found murdered on the morning of the wedding. Was it an accident? Suicide? Murder? The beginning drew me in and it kept me guessing until the end. I enjoyed learning about everyone‘s secrets, but it was confusing at times how they connected. With so many characters and story lines, I found it hard to keep everyone straight at times. The end left me with some questions so this was almost a so-so, but it was enjoyable.

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kstadt929
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🤣🤣🤣 I love when books talk about other books! I haven‘t read this one, but obviously know it 😁 Has anyone else read it??

Cailey_Mac I‘ve read it! He‘s an auto buy author for me; I thought it was good, but it didn‘t blow my mind; he did give an accurate representation of anxiety for the most part though 14mo
kstadt929 @Cailey_Mac I enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars, but haven‘t read any of his others 14mo
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LoverofLit I read it earlier this year and really enjoyed it! 14mo
corycatelyn I read it and loved it. I also enjoy all the books she put in this one 🤗 14mo
LiteraryinLititz I read it and loved it! 14mo
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kstadt929
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Watching this cute pup for the weekend...finally getting to sit down and read for @DeweysReadathon with some doggie cuddles 😊 #readathon #dogsoflitsy

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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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I always enjoy Elin Hildebrand''s books and this one was just as good as I expected it to be. Lots of twists and turns and many good suspects but the ending came as a complete surprise to me!

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Judybskt
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1. Went in to Philly for an art show.
2. Getting ready to go to the Y.
3. Good summer read.
4. Some bath bombs!
5. Italian

#humpdaypost
@MinDea

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abbylibrarian
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Book Club! This one was liked by all!!! #bookclub

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janeycanuck
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My first Elin Hilderbrand and it did not disappoint. I really enjoyed how things slowly came together, revealing little details that came together at the end. I‘ll be reading more from her!

romanceaddict @janeycanuck 😍 all Hilderbrand 1y
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JHSiess
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Elin Hilderbrand's 21st novel is her 1st mystery! The Perfect Couple is engrossing & entertaining. Summer may be over, but this "beach read" will keep you engaged . . . & guessing! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#NetGalley #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime?? #MountTBR
https://t.co/Se0ZphlW7U

RadicalReader @JHSiess I currently am reading and also dove head first into her previous novel The Darkness Within couldn‘t imagine a better more pulsing read that throws you from chapter to chapter. 1y
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MicrobeMom
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I always read Erin Hilderbrand for an escape filled with the sea, food, and interesting characters. I don‘t love everyone of her books but I did enjoy this one. It is a story of a death of the maid of honor the night before a large wedding but really it is about things not appearing as they seem. I feel the title is a bit of sarcasm.

ashley_o13 @MicrobeMom I've had this on my tbr for awhile and keep debating on whether or not to read it because of the different reviews I've read on it. 1y
Judybskt I enjoyed it but there are others I enjoyed more. 1y
MicrobeMom @ashley_o13 it is a typical Hilderbrand. If you have like we other books you will most likely enjoy it. It is not a mystery really. 1y
MicrobeMom @Judybskt I agree. 1y
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abbylibrarian
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Waited until fall to start this summer read for my #bookclub. Breakfast from a local bakery. Perfect Saturday morning!

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BornReadChicago
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As usual, this was the perfect immersive Nantucket experience in book form, with another cast of vivid characters that interconnect in an utterly seamless way. I love feeling like I'm getting to know all of the people on the island and I thought it was fun that she took a crack at a mystery. Her work is often considered fluff, but I find that she is masterful at creating atmosphere and character development. ❤️

Lola I loved her Winter Series. She has a new winter series set in the islands coming out in October. Can‘t wait. (edited) 1y
BornReadChicago @Lola yes! I‘ve read them all and put the newest on hold last month 🤗🤗🤗 1y
Lola @BornReadChicago Me, too! Really surprised by how much I loved those books, but I did. I want to read this one, which I believe is the one that has a few characters from Winter Solstice 1y
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kstadt929
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I had this book from the library and finally started it over the weekend...but with 17 days until the wedding we have had 0 time to read lately. It is due back and I cannot renew...so I had to purchase a copy 🤷🏻‍♀️

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MindyK59
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I love Elin Hilderbrand books and this was no exception. I can just picture Nantucket from her writing and it makes me want to be there. But since I can't I live through her books. This story was a little different from her previous books that I've read but I enjoyed it just as much.

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Loric
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Such a cleverly written story. As the plot unfolds, so do a myriad of secrets, so many that my allegiance shifted between each character as more and more was divulged. As seems to be her trade mark, the story was set on Nantucket and was full of drama, romance and scandal but with a refreshing twist secrets, lies and murder. A quintessential beach read with a twist of mystery figuring out the who in the whodunnit. Fabulous and fast read.

Alfoster I loved it too!😍😍😍 1y
Loric @Alfoster such a refreshing twist for her 1y
Alfoster Absolutely! 1y
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Anovelobsession
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After weeks of traveling, ridiculously long work days and just general chaos, I have a Friday night alone in my happy place. This book is perfect for tuning out everything else. This is sure to become the book I recommend to anyone who is looking for a “beach read” or “palate cleanser”. So much fun 🤗

JamieArc I‘m having some shelf envy 😍. What a wonderful happy place! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm So cozy, love your happy place! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's a great view. 😊 1y
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Reviewsbylola Your shelves are AMAZING. 1y
LeahBergen I‘m peering closely at the titles. 😆 1y
Zelma Now that is a serious library! 😍 1y
MStew Omg😍😍😍😍😍😍 1y
Soubhiville Your library is my Dream! 1y
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JHSiess
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"Which of Greer‘s answers had Nick found suspicious? All of them, really. She had seemed bloodless, soulless, unaffected, & … unsurprised. ... And she had intentionally not told Nick about going to the kitchen for a nightcap. Greer writes murder mysteries. If anyone would be able to plot a murder & get away with it, Nick thinks, it would be her. Right?"
Don't know yet! Seemed apropos to read about a murder on a beach...on the beach! #Maui???

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kstadt929
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Starting off our 3-day cabin weekend by opening this one up to read a bit while dinner is on the grill 😍

Reviewsbylola This looks like a great vacation read! 1y
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Theshadedbuffalo
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I have FINALLY finished this Beaut!! An idyllic wedding on Nantucket, a member of the wedding party is found dead on the wedding day, and all involved are not who they appear to be. I love Elin- she is the queen of the summer beach read. She has a way of transporting you to the wonderful island of Nantucket with every book. Recurring characters are always a blast to revisit. Loved it!

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Theshadedbuffalo
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Hahahaha I feel this! I don‘t like texting in shorthand, at all. I text like I talk; I don‘t use LOL or K or anything, and it drives me a little crazy when people text it to me. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

readordierachel ? Personally, I am fine with acronyms for the sake of time, but "K" is just silly. OK is only two letters! 1y
Theshadedbuffalo @readordierachel K bugs me a lot! My sister sends it to me allll the time. I think she does it for the sole reason that it bothers the fire out of me. 🤪 1y
readordierachel Haha! My mom does it too, but I forgive her because she birthed me. 1y
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melissajayne
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I really quite enjoyed it. Title was deceiving ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BookofWords
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I‘m a basic B and I loved this book while on vacation. Complete with beach feet!