Book: The Therapist
Author: B.A. Paris
Genre: Domestic Thriller
Good evening bookworms! First let me say thank you to Rain Coast Books for sending me a finished copy of this book. I hadn’t read a good thriller in a while and it was nice to jump back in with this one.
Hook: 2/2 – Alice moves to London with her boyfriend Leo into a house he just bought in The Circle, a small gated community. He got the house for a good price because it had been on the market for a while. He doesn’t tell Alice why, and she eventually finds out from the neighbours. There was a murder suicide in the house. The husband Oliver, tied his wife Nina to a chair, cut off her hair and then murdered her. And before his trial he killed himself. Alice freaks out but then decides maybe she can deal with it, and is actually a bit curious because her sister who died was named Nina. Sounds like the makings of a great and crazy story right?
Plot: 2/2 – My favourite type of thriller is when I suspect everyone and have no idea who the murderer is. Alice gets the vibe that people in The Circle don’t actually think Oliver killed Nina and that her killer is still out there. So she starts secretly working with a private investigator to solve the mystery. And every neighbour seems to have a secret to hide, so does Leo.
Writing: 1/2 – The writing was great but I was occasionally a little bored. Also there were a lot of characters living in the Circle and it was hard to keep them all straight at first.
Characters: 1/2 – Paris did well making everyone a bit suspicious but sometimes is also felt like too much was happening, there were too many crazy secrets.
Twist: 2/2 – It came out of nowhere for me in the best possible way. I was shocked and so satisfied.
Overall a great thriller to add to your summer reading list, but maybe don’t read it when you’re in the house alone at night…