Adele is a marriage counselor with famous parents. Usually she helps other couples but now her own marriage is in trouble. Her husband Patrick disappears, he never told his work that Adele existed and has apparently been on vacation for the past two weeks. Where and why has he gone?
The Marriage Counselor is a psychological thriller set in America.
Adele knows her own marriage isn’t perfect but nothing prepares her for the events that ensue when her husband goes missing. The police officer that comes to inform her is her first love but she isn’t sure if she can trust him. She secretly starts to investigate her husband and makes some shocking dicoveries: did she know him at all?! Meanwhile the press gets hold of allegations against her celebrity therapist parents leading Adele to reflect on secrets from the past.
There are a lot of threads to unpick in this book with personal and professional angles for Adele, Patrick and her parents. Events move quite quickly as the truth for these various aspects start to be revealed. I wanted to know the truth almost as much as Adele!
The book is written from Adele’s first person perspective which allows us to understand her confusion and gradual realisation of the truth about her husband and relationship. Adele seems to be very much a victim at first as Patrick is portrayed as an awful man and she is blamed for her parents’ actions.
The Marriage Counselor is an intriguing thriller about love and lies.
The Marriage Counselor: A totally pulse-pounding psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist by Dea Poirier
“Adele, we believe your husband is missing.” As everything around me starts to blur, I go over the words once more: “your husband is missing.” Four simple words with the power to shatter my whole world in an instant.
Working as a marriage counselor I’m used to the tragedies that come out of nowhere. People trust me to help them through life’s big moments. The things that leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about the person you love the most.
But I never thought trouble would land on my own doorstep.
As I start to piece together our last conversation desperate for any clues I can find, the cop standing in front of me reveals that my husband never told his co-workers he was married. He was seemingly living a double life right in front of me.
Days later, as I search through our home, I discover a hidden box of baby clothes that suggest my husband was starting to build the perfect life without me.
My entire career has been built on separating the truth from the lies. My husband may think he has pulled off the greatest lie of all but he is not the only one keeping a secret in this marriage.
All I know for certain is that when the truth comes out, only one of us will make it out alive.
A totally addictive and unputdownable psychological thriller about deadly obsession and twisted lies perfect for fans of Gone Girl, The Perfect Marriage, The Wife Before Me and anything by Freida McFadden.
Dea (D.H) Poirier is the author of NEXT GIRL TO DIE, which hit #1 in the Amazon charts and the bestselling thriller FIND ME IN THE DARK. She was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, where she got her start writing in creative writing courses. She attended The University of Central Oklahoma for Computer Science. Later, she spent time living on both coasts, and traveling the United States, before finally putting down roots in Central Florida. She now resides somewhere between Disney and the swamp.