The Power Couple - Alex Berenson

The Power Couple

By Alex Berenson

  • Release Date: 2021-02-09
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 407 Ratings


From #1 New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner Alex Berenson comes a supercharged thriller about marriage and the dangerous secrets spouses keep.

Rebecca and Brian Unsworth appear to have it all. A nice house in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Two well-behaved, healthy teenage children. Important government jobs—Rebecca working in counterterrorism for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Brian serving as a coder for the National Security Agency. Their lives stand to improve even more as Brian, in his off-hours, has just developed and sold a highly profitable app.

However, the Unsworths’ marriage isn’t as perfect as it seems. After two decades together, they’ve drifted apart, talking little and having sex even less. Seeking to revive their strained relationship, they decide for their twentieth wedding anniversary to take their two kids, Kira and Tony, on a European getaway.

They have a blast…until one night in Barcelona when Kira doesn’t come home from a dance club. She’s gone. Abducted. Over the course of a single weekend, the Unsworths will do everything possible to find her—as Kira herself discovers just how far she’ll go to break free of the trap that’s been set for her. And even as Rebecca and Brian come together for Kira, they realize their marriage is more tenuous than they realized.

The Power Couple is both a fast-paced, globe-trotting espionage novel full of surprising twists and a nuanced look at modern marriage—the challenges of balancing career, parenthood, sex, and love.


  • The Power Couple

    By Readingbythesea
    Started off fast until you get to the part about Brian getting a job, didn’t think that would ever end, but the story move fast after that with twist and turns. Interesting ending.
  • Multi-dimensional thriller!

    By actionspeaks
    This one sneaks up on you. It really takes off just before the middle. It is a spy thriller for one. It is also about a young woman’s kidnapping. It is also an inquiry into being a loving married couple When spouses work for different US intelligence agencies. It explores the fine line between Psychopathic behavior and purposely getting the job done When spouses have conflicting goals. And it explores the stresses and strains of being married with children in a modern, complex And affluent society. If that were not enough there are interesting well drawn villains and very attractive Temptations!
  • Sort of good

    By Janehowze
    Kept me reading until the end. Several big twists and a satisfying ending. I found the style of writing difficult to follow at times. Who was saying what.
  • My first Berenson novel....

    By Ireadhubbysleeps
    But not my last. Kept me up reading into the night.
  • Fun, Escape Read!

    By Anne C. B.
    A smart, fast read. Didn’t see the plot twist coming, that’s a hard thing to write because usually you can figure it out before you get to the end.
  • The Power Couple

    By ShellyB007
    Really liked how he laid out this story from three perspectives, great twists. I had a hard time putting it down, which is a rare read these days;-)
  • The Power Couple

    By I. Snippett
  • Great read!

    By AES102437
    Riveting ... peaking interest at every turn.
  • Fantastic

    By TU rules
    Cannot believe the media isn’t talking about this book. Fantastic piece of entertainment!!!