The Perfect Couple is a mystery thriller that will induce a complex mix of emotions. Written in the first person, you get to experience the point of view of each main character – Sarah and Marco Moretti (the professional couple), Daniel and Emily (their children) and Sofia (the mistress). Each has a part to play in this intricate story of intrigue, greed, family life and passion. As with most thrillers, I found myself trying to solve the story’s mystery – the missing artefact – as it unfolds in the book. At the same time, also attempting to be a forensic psychologist for the characters (just how willing would you be to sacrifice your family’s happiness in pursuit of your professional fame?). This is a thrilling story with an intriguing ending. It’s a good read for a quiet, lazy day at home when you need a fast-paced story to get your heart pumping. But, be warned: it will leave you asking yourself how could this happen?
Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
The Perfect Couple is Lexi Landsman’s second book. Landsman, an author, television producer and journalist, graduated from UTS in 2006 with a degree in media arts and production.