The Therapist – Book Review

Title:- The Therapist

Author:- B.A. Paris

Date published:- January 7th 2021

No. of pages:- 298 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 4/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating;- 4/5

A gripping psychological suspense and a powerful tale of a house that holds a shocking secret.

When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they’ve dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive…

As Alice is getting to know her neighbours, she discovers a devastating secret about her new home, and begins to feel a strong connection with Nina, the therapist who lived there before.

Alice becomes obsessed with trying to piece together what happened two years before. But no one wants to talk about it. Her neighbors are keeping secrets and things are not as perfect as they seem…

This is the third book I have read from this author and after I enjoyed reading her debut book, I want to read all her books.

This book wasn’t bad–I would say this was an OK thriller. The story starts with Alice and Leo moving into a new housing compound known as The Circle. They meet and befriend other couples living in the same compound–Tamsin and Connor, Eve and Will, Maria and Tim and the elderly couple, Lorna and Edward. Then soon, Alice learns through a private investigator named Thomas Garinger that the house they live in is a site of a murder–a woman named Nina Maxwell was brutally murdered by her husband Oliver, right inside the house that Alice and Leo live in. And the coincidence of all is, Alice’s dead sister’s name was also Nina. Now Alice is obssessed with finding the truth about what really happened to Nina and whether she can trust anyone around her including her boyfriend, Leo.

To me, this was slightly boring but then in the middle it got interesting. However, I found the characters a little bit annoying and I thought Alice searching for answers and being suspicious was a little bit over the top. The ending wasn’t that surprising. Overall, it was an OK thriller and not as good as her previous books. Worth four stars.

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