The therapist is my first book by the author B.A. Paris. I have been slowly trying to get back to my habit of daily reading. It seems like a task post-childbirth but I am getting back at it.
The Therapist is the story of Alice and Leo who decided to move in together after two years of dating each other. They relocate to ‘The Circle’ an upscale neighborhood in the heart of London. Alice is not at ease with her move to the big city. Alice loves Leo dearly and sees her forever with him, but her heart is still in her cottage in harlstone. The country is where she always belonged. She dislikes the hustle-bustle of the big city.
Leo is aware of her dilemma. He pitches in to help Alice by letting her keep her place in Harlstone. He buys the house in his name. That way Alice gets more time to settle in with the big city move. Or so it seems. Leo decides to ignore the fact that a murder had taken place in their new house. He not only hides the fact from Alice, but he also goes all out to make sure she doesn’t get to know about it. Ever.
If this wasn’t creepy enough, Alice is somewhat alarmed by the closed nature of her new neighbours at The circle. They are friendly with her but don’t want to be friends with her?
This book starts on a good note then quickly went downhill. One couldn’t help but wonder about Alice hesitance in leaving a house that is a murder scene. Also, a boyfriend getting shadier as we flip the pages of the book. I kept hoping she would get some sense and leave the house. But nothing of that sort happened. Her excuses to stay in the house seemed frivolous.
I also felt the ending was rushed to anything that could keep the story suspenseful till the end. Although the climax was out of nowhere, it didn’t make any sense to me. This one was a disappointing read.
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