TELL ME YOUR SECRETS…
‘Tense and compulsive’ Louise Candlish, bestselling author of The Other Passenger
‘Suspicion, betrayal and dark secrets abound’ TM Logan, bestselling author of The Catch
‘A delicious web of lies’ Jane Corry, bestselling author of I Made a Mistake
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, grisly 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 neighbours are keeping secrets and things are not as perfect as they seem…
The million-copy Sunday Times bestselling author B A Paris returns to her heartland of gripping psychological suspense in this powerful tale of a house that holds a shocking secret.
Praise for The Therapist:
‘Alice’s smart new home in The Circle comes with a nightmarish secret in B A Paris’s tense and compulsive new thriller – I gobbled it up in two sittings’ Louise Candlish
‘Suspicion, betrayal and dark secrets abound in this tense story – all hidden just beneath the surface of a seemingly perfect suburban life’ TM Logan
‘A delicious web of lies. Be prepared for your head to spin and your fingers to fly!’ Jane Corry
‘B A Paris is the queen of psychological thrillers and her latest does not disappoint’ My Weekly
‘This spooky thriller with excellent twists and a really fast-paced shock finale’ Heat
‘Totally hooked. Completely gripping’ Mel McGrath
‘A propulsive and deliciously dark page-turner. Perfectly paced and tightly plotted’ Lucy Clarke
‘Domestic suspense at its very best. An aspirational setting, an unsolved crime, a plethora of suspects and twisted allegiances at every turn … I loved it’ Caz Frear
‘Tense and suspenseful … a delicious slice of suburban noir shot through with secrets, lies, paranoia and the unsettling claustrophobia of a staunchly closed community’ Kia Abdullah
About the author
B A Paris is the internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown, Bring Me Back, and The Dilemma. Having sold over one million copies of her debut in the UK alone, she is a New York Times bestseller as well as a Sunday Times bestseller and a Number One bestseller on Amazon and iBooks. Her books have been translated into forty languages. Having lived in France for many years, she recently moved back to the UK. The Therapist is her fifth novel.
A slow burn
I had the audio 🎧 version I really like the striking cover which has a significance to the story.
Alice and Leo move into a prestigious gated community to demonstrate the commitment to their previous long distance relationship. As Alice talks to her neighbours she discovers that the house has a shocking secret which she then becomes obsessed with.
It is told in 2 time frames with 2 narrators, in the present is Alice, the past is the therapist.
I can’t understand when Alice thinks someone is entering the house why she doesn’t get the locks changed immediately! They have only just moved in so they have no idea who has keys to the property from the previous occupier.
It’s a slow burn, it’s more of a whodunnit for me as Alice gets involved with investigating the deaths of Nina and Oliver. It has some creepy elements.
Alice seems to lack good judgement getting swept along by Leo.
Leo demonstrates a lot of suspicious behaviour, he comes with more red flags than a semaphore signaller which Alice is very slow to recognise.
Everyone ends up falling under Alice’s suspicion once her radar is activated, Which makes Alice seem a bit neurotic.
Due to the unreliable element of the characters I didn’t really manage to gel with any of them.
It is a pleasant easy listen while I painted the garden fence, it helped distract me, but didn’t wow me.