Just the Nicest Couple: A Novel – Review
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Grabs you on the first page and doesn’t let go until you reach the end.” —Laura Dave, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me
A husband’s disappearance links two couples in this twisty thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Local Woman Missing, Mary Kubica. Jake Hayes is missing. This much is certain. At first, his wife, Nina, thinks he is blowing off steam at a friend’s house after their heated fight the night before. But then a day goes by. Two days. Five. And Jake is still nowhere to be found.
Lily Scott, Nina’s friend and coworker, thinks she may have been the last to see Jake before he went missing. After Lily confesses everything to her husband, Christian, the two decide that nobody can find out what happened leading up to Jake’s disappearance, especially not Nina. But Nina is out there looking for her husband, and she won’t stop until the truth is discovered.
“Rich with detail and a mounting, almost suffocating sense of dread, Just the Nicest Couple is a dark and twisted exploration of loyalty, family, and how far we’ll go to protect the ones we love.” —Andrea Bartz, New York Times bestselling author of We Were Never Here
Just the Nicest Couple is a gripping thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story is told from the perspectives of two characters, adding to the mystery and potential dishonesty surrounding their actions. The pacing of the story is well-maintained, keeping the reader engaged and eager to uncover the truth.
One of the strengths of this novel is its believable plot. The author has crafted a story that feels realistic and keeps the reader guessing. The character development is also well-done, allowing the reader to connect with the characters and become invested in their journey.
However, there are some minor drawbacks to consider. Some readers found that there was too much unnecessary detail and wandering descriptions, which slowed down the pace of the story. Additionally, there were a few grammar and editing errors that affected the reading experience for some.
Overall, Just the Nicest Couple is a thrilling and engaging read. It offers a dark exploration of loyalty and the lengths we will go to protect our loved ones. Despite some minor drawbacks, the gripping plot and well-developed characters make this novel a worthwhile read for fans of psychological thrillers.