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.
After Alice Dawson, the narrator of this twisty if flawed psychological thriller from bestseller Paris (The Dilemma), and her boyfriend, Leo Curtis, move into a house in a London gated community, Alice can't figure out why the neighbors keep their distance. Then she learns from Thomas Grainger, a private investigator who appears at the door, that the previous occupant, therapist Nina Maxwell, was murdered there more than a year earlier; Nina's husband, now dead, was falsely accused of the crime, and Thomas is looking into a miscarriage of justice. Alice reels at the news. Why did Leo, who handled the sale and must have heard about the murder from the estate agent, not tell her? That Alice's deceased sister was named Nina makes her prone to take a strong interest in anyone with that name, and she determines to help Thomas investigate. Alice soon discovers everyone in the community has secrets, including Leo. An intriguing setup and a closed circle of well-drawn suspects compensate only in part for a confusing conclusion and Alice's unconvincing reason to get involved in the murder case. Paris has done better.
I really enjoyed this book, as did my husband. It was intriguing and gripping and kept me wanting to read more. Very enjoyable!
Most disappointing B A Paris book
I’ve loved her other books, especially Behind Closed Doors but just didn’t get into this one. I predicted most things before the main character did, who didn’t come across bright at all. Disappointed as I had high hopes…
An addictive and suspenseful read with a dark and chilling edge!
If I was allowed and it wasn’t creepy, I think I would just camp outside of B A Paris’s house waiting for her to write her next book, she is one of my favourite authors and she never disappoints! This book had me hooked from the start right until the final pages, which had me on the edge of my seat. (Quite literally!)
Alice and Leo have decided to take the next step in their relationship and move in together. Living so far apart they want to move somewhere that will be easier for Leo with work as Alice can work from home. When Leo calls Alice to tell her that he has found the perfect property in London and he can afford it himself without Alice having to sell her cottage, it all sounds too good to be true!
As they settle into their new home in The Circle, a gated community, it is not long before Alice finds out why the house was so affordable, and the reason chills her to the bone! Whilst getting to know the new neighbours she finds herself becoming obsessed with knowing more about Nina and Oliver, the people who’d lived in the house before her. As strange things start to happen, Alice isn’t sure whether she can remain in The Circle, but past events in her own life drive her to stay put and try and solve what really happened in this house.
This book is full of secrets and lies that we unearth as we read on, each one more shocking and surprising than the last. I really like Alice as a character and felt as determined as she did to work things out. There wasn’t a single reliable character in this book, which I absolutely loved. It caused me to be suspicious of everyone and trust no one. Even characters that seemed genuinely nice and welcoming towards Alice, you find yourself wondering if they have a hidden agenda. To be honest I even had doubts over Alice’s sanity at times.
Like this author’s other books this one is so well written and tightly plotted. Every time I thought I had worked something out, something else would happen to send my head in a spin. The suspense is palpable throughout but especially towards the end. My heart rate must have been through the roof during the final chapters.
To me, this was one of those books where everything felt so real that I haven’t stopped thinking about the book and its characters since I finished it. In my head, they will likely live on.
Compulsive, compelling and even a bit spooky at times, this book deserves every one of the five stars I am giving it!