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.
B A Paris never fails to deliver a completely chilling, addictive read, and The Therapist is arguably one of her best releases to date!.
Alice and Leo make the decision to take their relationship to the next level by moving in together. As they live so far apart, they want to move somewhere that will make Leo’s commute to work easier as Alice is able to work from home. When Leo finds the perfect property in London, which he informs Alice he can afford to pay for himself – meaning Alice doesn’t have to sell her cottage, it all seems perfect….almost too good to be true.
They move in to their new house in The Circle – a gated community within London, it doesn’t take too long for the reasons as to why this house was so affordable come to the surface, and those reasons leave Alice shaken up and chilled to her very core. As Alice and Leo adjust to their new home and getting to know their new neighbours, Alice develops a rather unhealthy obsession with finding out all that she can about Oliver and Nina, the couple who had owned the house before them. The more Alice digs, strange things begin to occur around them, making Alice question whether she can remain living here. But looking at the problems she has left behind, she decides to stay where she is, and to try and uncover exactly what happened in this house.
This book has everything you could possibly want from a psychological thriller!. The storyline is full of suspense and an abundance of twists and turns as the story progresses – most of which I hadn’t contemplated at all!. The story is perfectly plotted, with each character we encounter throughout the book bringing something new to the story, and leaving us scratching our heads as we try to piece everything together.
Alice is one of those wonderful characters that you feel connected to from the first time you meet her. I found myself cheering her on, and feeling equally as invested in finding answers as she is throughout. Every other character you are introduced to along the way are rather flaky and unreliable – which I have to say is absolute genius, in the way it makes everyone a suspect, and leaves you unable to trust what is real and what is a lie.
Chilling, full of suspense and completely captivating. The Therapist is undoubtedly one of the best books I have read to date, and a definite must read for 2021.
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.
*Thank you to HQ and B A Paris for my ARC of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*