One Perfect Couple Book Review

One Perfect Couple Book Review

Title: One Perfect Couple
Author: Ruth Ware
Published: May 21, 2024, Gallery/Scout Press
No. of Pages: 400
Cover Price: $26.09 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

Ruth Ware has been touted as a modern day Agatha Christie. This may be true of her earlier novels, butOne Perfect Couple is nothing even close to what Christie would have written. The premise of the novel is that there are five couples filming a reality show and are stuck on an island with a murderer, similar to Christie’s classic And Then There Were None. Unfortunately, Ware has made her characters similar to the lowest of low people who use so much profanity, that they resemble trailer trash. It has been said that people use profanity when they have such a poor vocabulary that they can’t think of proper words to express themselves.

The characters in this novel aren’t the least bit believable or likeable, and hopefully readers won’t be able to relate to them because the characters are such classless people. It may be that the younger generation talks like these characters do, but most of us with any amount of class don't.

Although the story may be a bit interesting, I couldn’t even read past the halfway point of this novel because I refuse to read profanity-laden smut. Ware’s writing talent is lost, and the novel isn’t worth the effort of trying to find a storyline with all the distractions.

I wouldn’t recommend this novel to anyone, and will never pick up a Ruth Ware novel again. I rarely write a bad review and can usually find something good about the worst novel. This one is an exception and is not worth reading. I'll stick to the real Agatha Christie.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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