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One Perfect Couple

Questions, Ending & Explanations

See below for an explanation of the ending and other questions about One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware. If you have other questions that aren't already covered here, feel free to drop a comment!

Where can I find a full plot summary for One Perfect Couple?

Right here! You can find a quick recap and a lengthier version of the summary over here.

What happens at the end of One Perfect Couple?

At the end of the book, four women are alive, as well as Connor. They concoct a plan to use sleeping pills to put Connor to sleep by grinding it up and putting it in a coconut for him to drink. When he’s out, they inject him with an overdose of Santana’s remaining insulin.

He awakes and tries to fight them, and they wrestle with him. But then Zana attacks him and drowns him. Angel and Layla manage to get a small charge to the radio battery. They’re able to contact a small boat, which calls for help. They’re saved.

They figure out that Baz hated Connor because Connor dated his niece and she committed suicide after (Santana figures this out because she knew the niece from high school). Everyone cast on the show had a negative connection with Connor or help to bring out his true personality. The whole point of the show was for Connor to get his comeuppance and of course for must-see TV of watching a famous YouTuber melt down on television — but of course it was at the expense of everyone else in the cast.

What happened to Joel?

I had this exact same question. He disappears and no one seems to care, like not even as a potential threat, which is kind of odd. If you look in Chapter 33, the book mentions that Angel finds him at some point — “And then there was Joel, who Angel had found hanging from a palm tree halfway up the coast, a bed sheet tied around his throat.”

What happened with the coconuts with the sleeping pills?

It sounds like Connor and Angel were the two that end up ingesting the coconuts with the sleeping pills.

Why are the diary entries incorrect?

The diary entries were purposely falsified because they didn’t want to seem like they had a motive to kill Connor. Zana was worried about being convicted of murder if they were saved. They created the diary entries together to account for all the deaths in a way where they also didn’t sound like they wanted Connor dead. They didn’t know what footage the cameras had or if they were still operational so they had to be careful.

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