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 therapist of the title isn’t any of the characters you meet, but rather the absent Nina. The plot revolves around Alice’s obsession with knowing what she can about the former occupant of her home.
This was an intelligent, enjoyable domestic thriller, with the glamorous suburban neighbourhood seething with secrets underneath the veneer of respectability and social interaction.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.