Great storytelling that draws you in

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This is the second book I read by Alex Michaelides and I really enjoy his storytelling. He has a way of drawing you into a story with just enough detail to really paint a picture while keeping the story moving.

I won't discus the plot of the story because this is a book that you do not want to know too much about when you read it. I would suggest that the book blurb is enough and recommend being careful of spoilers in reviews.

One thing I enjoyed in this book was a couple of little links to Michaelides' previous novel, The Silent Patient. If you've previously read that be on the lookout for a little crossover. It was fun to be in the know. If you haven't read that book, these couple of quick mentions will be missed, but they won't affect your enjoyment of the story at all.

If I had to choose between this story and The Silent Patient, I think I slightly prefer the latter. If you are trying to decide which of the two to start with, I'd start with that one. However, I think they they are both great stories and worth a read.