Jackie Kabler: The Perfect Couple

I’m pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for The Perfect Couple today. My review is written with thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via the publisher.


A year and a half ago, Gemma met the love of her life, Danny. Since then, their relationship has been like something out of a dream. But one Friday evening, Gemma returns home to find Danny is nowhere to be seen.

After two days with no word from her 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 the photos of the victims she is even more stunned … they all look just like Danny.

But the police aren’t convinced by Gemma’s story. Why has no one apart from Gemma seen or heard from Danny in weeks? Why is there barely a trace of him in their flat? Is she telling them the truth, or are there more secrets and lies in this marriage than meets the eye?


There is no time at all to get comfortable with this book – we are straight into the action! From the beginning, The Perfect Couple is a relentless rollercoaster ride of tension and I was really keen to get to the bottom of what was going on!

The chapters in The Perfect Couple alternate between the police officers investigating Danny’s disappearance and Gemma, who is frantically worried about where he might be. Each chapter ends on a cliffhanger, and then we are transported to a different scene which means we must wait for answers and this gives the tension time to build as the story goes on.

As the novel reaches its ending, there are many twists and turns. Although I did guess some of the twists, they are perfectly worked, with lots of little details that seem inconsequential earlier in the book suddenly making sense. The Perfect Couple certainly offers a unique angle to the psychological thriller and I enjoyed it very much, racing through it in only two sittings!

The Perfect Couple is available from Amazon.

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