This book has so much buzz about it. I can confirm it’s one of those thrillers you have to read in 24 hours! Short chapters, cliffhangers, twists and suspense. I wouldn’t say that I loved the book, but I did find it a compelling page-turner as I really wanted to find out what happened next. It’s not your usual thriller as the main narrator is a psychotherapist who is battling his own demons. Alongside his narrative is the diary of a patient. Neither of them can be trusted. I thought the psychotherapy theme was very interesting, although in my opinion it doesn’t leave a good impression of this field on the reader.
The story is about a therapist called Theo Faber who requests a transfer from Broadmoor to a run-down psychiatric unit called The Grove. He specifically wants to treat a patient, Alicia Berenson, who is locked up for the unexplained murder of her husband. Since then, she has not spoken a word. Theo is determined to find out what really happened and to gain her trust so that she will finally speak. I won’t give any more information because that would be spoilers.
If you like thrillers and are not put off by graphic details of the murder, give this one a read. There are some great twists towards the end that I did not see coming.