One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware

One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware

One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware

Awesome Concept

After mulling over Ruth Ware’s latest psychological thriller, “One Perfect Couple,” for a day, I’ve come to appreciate its gripping narrative. As someone who’s devoured countless thrillers over the years, I’m thrilled to discover a fresh, intriguing concept within these pages. While I enjoyed Ware’s “Zero Days,” “One Perfect Couple” truly captured my imagination.

The story centers on Lyla, whose life and relationship with Nico, an aspiring actor, are at a standstill. When Nico proposes they join a reality show called One Perfect Couple, promising fame and fortune, Lyla reluctantly agrees. What follows is a whirlwind journey to a tropical resort where the facade of paradise quickly crumbles.

Lyla, a rational scientist, is wary of the show’s unknowns, but her reservations are swept aside as they’re whisked off to Ever After Island. Amidst the azure waters and luxurious villas, Lyla senses hidden tensions and secrets among the contestants. When a hurricane strikes, turning their idyllic retreat into a nightmare, Lyla must navigate treacherous waters both literal and metaphorical.

“One Perfect Couple” skillfully blends elements of classic thrillers like Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians” with the societal commentary of Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” As the castaways grapple with survival, Ware exposes the dark underbelly of reality television, blurring the lines between staged drama and genuine danger.

Through Lyla’s eyes, readers experience the mounting paranoia and desperation as alliances shift and betrayals unfold. Each twist and turn of the plot propels us deeper into the chaos, mirroring the unpredictability of reality TV.

Ware’s storytelling is masterful, keeping readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. “One Perfect Couple” is a rollercoaster of suspense, urging readers to buckle up for a thrilling ride they won’t soon forget.

Thank you to Netgalley for this arc all opinions are my own. 

One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware

Rating out of 5
# Totally Obsessed
Book 45 of 80
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