Not a difficult plot to follow, but intriguing and original.
Alicia is found standing over her dead husband with a gun in her hand. From then on, she refuses to speak, and is taken to The Grove, a mental health facility, where Theo, a psychotherapist, intends to succeed in prompting her to speak.
” I love Gabriel so much. He is without doubt the love of my life. I love him so totally, completely, sometimes it threatens to overwhelm me. Sometimes I think – No. I won’t write about that.”
“I’ve started hiding this diary. There’s a loose floorboard in the spare bedroom. I’m keeping it out of sight in the space underneath the floorboards.”Quotes from the book.
- Kirkus: “Amateurish, with a twist savvy readers will see coming from a mile away.”
- Publishers Weekly: ‘This edgy, intricately plotted psychological thriller establishes Michaelides as a major player in the field.’