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The Therapist
The Therapist
Author: B. A. Paris
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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781250274120
ISBN-10: 1250274125
Publication Date: 7/13/2021
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 78
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VolunteerVal avatar reviewed The Therapist on + 343 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
How well do you know your neighbors?

The Therapist was my first B.A. Paris novel, and I enjoyed this fast-reading domestic suspense. The premise: After dating a few months, Alice and Leo move together into a home on a gated circle Leo bought before Alice saw it. Soon she discovers a shocking fact about the home that jeopardizes her relationship with Leo. Much fear and suspicion ensue.

I liked that Alice's thought process was spelled out so I could compare my theories to hers. For once, I figured out the perpetrator before the end ⦠but didn't anticipate the additional twists so I was still surprised. It was challenging to track the numerous characters - the neighbors on The Circle as well as Alice's friends. And a couple of things about the mystery didn't make sense to me.

Thank you to St. Martin's Press and Macmillan Audio for the review copies; all thoughts are my own.
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Helpful Score: 1
I looked forward to this book but it turned out to be just ho hum

Alice and Leo move in together after buying a house that Alice hadn't see yet, neighbors are distant and secretive, husband has a secret too that takes forever to learn, Alice discovers a woman, Nina (same name as her deceased sister) was killed in their house and from that point it just turns long and drawn out, Alice also carries around a secret that I didn't see coming, the investigator looking into the murder of Nina was a complete mystery for a while

I couldn't read every page as it just seemed to drag and drag and I skipped a lot of pages just to find 'the spot' to wind down the story

I'm not sorry I got the book from the library and I can understand why some will give it a 5 rating but for me it only gets a 3 rating as I think it could've been written better with not so many boring pages of nothing,
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I'm a big fan of B. A. Paris, having enjoyed each of her books. This one did not disappoint!

Alice and Leo finally move in together in a home that Leo bought for them. Alice tries to make friends with neighbors but they're a tight clique. She finally manages to break into their circle and thinks she has new friends. Until she finds out that the previous owner of their home was murdered in the bedroom but none of the neighbors told her. And Leo never told her about this so she's understandably upset. She tries to get info from neighbors but they're all tight lipped. This causes her to create scenarios in her head about the involvement of each of them.
A few clues are sprinkled throughout the story but I missed them. The ending was a surprise for me!

On to the next B. A. Paris book.


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