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Reviewed in India on 31 May 2021
An modern day entertaining thriller has usually a simple formula. A crime with unknown motive or perp, a protagonist with personal demons and an antagonist who is not very different from protagonist. (Talking about "you and I are not very different" trope). This book is a formulaic thriller checking all the right boxes to be as popular as it is.
Plot- Theo Faber has started his job as a psychotherapist in The Grove, which is a correction facility for criminals. He is obsessed with Alicia Berenson, who was convicted of killing her husband 6 years ago and haven't spoken since. How Theo manages to make Alicia speak, while also dealing with his personal demons, is the plot.

It's a pretty entertaining thriller making you hooked to the plot. The mythoi of Alcestis tying up with the main plot js written very well. There are some flaws as well in the writing like some dialogues are really cliched and some scenes feel like taken straight out from other books. But the fast pace of the book doesn't give you much time to think about it. It's a pretty decent book for a debut effort.

My rating 4 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
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