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Reviewed in India on 26 August 2019
Alicia Berenson shoots her husband Gabriel five times in the head and condemns herself to silence forever. She s thought to have committed the crime due her unstable mind and is judged to spend her life in a home for such accused people, called The Grove.The nature of this judgement is helped by Dr Diomedes, the eccentric incharge of the same institution not only due to Alicia s troubled previous mental health and self harm but at the crime scene she s found with her wrists slashed and with a lot of blood loss, she s hospitalised too,upon return, she paints the scene uninterrupted and indicates she be the culprit, naming the painting Alcestis!Psychotherapist Theo leaves his present job and joins The Grove. His drive is Alicia herself, who he follows since the time of the murder and who he believe s can be brought out from the silence by none other than himself.So, Theo on joining the institution, faces both adversity and help from his colleagues and boss but gets permission to be in therapy with Alicia. Does Alicia respond? Does she speak?After numerous varied attempts, digging into family past and counter questioning characters a many like Max Berenson, Jean Felix, Paul Rose and also Dr Christian West.To give it away she does speak! But not before she gives Dr Theo her diary, to reveal her troubled childhood and psychic death.Parallelly we know that Theo himself has had an abused childhood and himself has had therapy from Dr Ruth for long, however, his partner Kathy has been a breather in his life. The saddest part is, Theo discovers Kathy is cheating. He doesn't confront her, just lets the pain be in fear of loosing his most potent drug after marijuana! He instead shadows them and her partner in a crazy sadistic way!The rest is the twist, which makes this book a 5/5 🌟 read and one of my best this year!Find out for yourself,what happened when Alicia spoke?Whats the aftermath? Why she killed and whats the significance of Alcestis!Its a beautifully written thriller, with a karma twist, its unpredictable, edgy and so real life!Shows how much of a pretence life is..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Edgy, unpredictable read!
By Deotima on 26 August 2019
Alicia Berenson shoots her husband Gabriel five times in the head and condemns herself to silence forever. She s thought to have committed the crime due her unstable mind and is judged to spend her life in a home for such accused people, called The Grove.The nature of this judgement is helped by Dr Diomedes, the eccentric incharge of the same institution not only due to Alicia s troubled previous mental health and self harm but at the crime scene she s found with her wrists slashed and with a lot of blood loss, she s hospitalised too,upon return, she paints the scene uninterrupted and indicates she be the culprit, naming the painting Alcestis!Psychotherapist Theo leaves his present job and joins The Grove. His drive is Alicia herself, who he follows since the time of the murder and who he believe s can be brought out from the silence by none other than himself.So, Theo on joining the institution, faces both adversity and help from his colleagues and boss but gets permission to be in therapy with Alicia. Does Alicia respond? Does she speak?After numerous varied attempts, digging into family past and counter questioning characters a many like Max Berenson, Jean Felix, Paul Rose and also Dr Christian West.To give it away she does speak! But not before she gives Dr Theo her diary, to reveal her troubled childhood and psychic death.Parallelly we know that Theo himself has had an abused childhood and himself has had therapy from Dr Ruth for long, however, his partner Kathy has been a breather in his life. The saddest part is, Theo discovers Kathy is cheating. He doesn't confront her, just lets the pain be in fear of loosing his most potent drug after marijuana! He instead shadows them and her partner in a crazy sadistic way!The rest is the twist, which makes this book a 5/5 🌟 read and one of my best this year!Find out for yourself,what happened when Alicia spoke?Whats the aftermath? Why she killed and whats the significance of Alcestis!Its a beautifully written thriller, with a karma twist, its unpredictable, edgy and so real life!Shows how much of a pretence life is..
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