Matthew & Marissa Bishop seemingly appear to have it all, until Marissa cheats on Matthew. In hopes of rebuilding their relationship, they enlist the support of Avery, a therapist whose unconventional methods have left her without a license to practice. As they move through her ten sessions, it becomes very apparent that there is much more to the story than a simple act of adultery.
I haven’t read a thrilled in a while and it became very apparent that this is what I needed in my life because I simply could not put this book down. The best way I could describe the overall vibe of the book is deeply unsettling. The entire time I was so unclear as to who to trust and who had ulterior motives. While reading this book, I felt similarly to when I was reading Behind Closed Doors. Although the pacing is a little slower in this book, it still had the same effect on me. I found myself tearing through pages at 1am, unable to rest until I finished this truly spooky story.
The book nerd in me is also very fascinated by the writing process of Hendricks & Pakkaenen. I don’t think I’ve read many books with multiple authors other than in an academic setting and the whole book flowed so seamlessly. I would be very curious to learn more about how they go about writing together and blend their own individual styles into something as great as this book.
If you’re looking to jump back into the thriller world, bump this to the top of your TBR list because it’s just SO good. I really can’t say enough good things about it.
5 out of 5 stars