"Her silence was like a mirror - reflecting yourself back at you.
And it was often an ugly sight."
And that, my friends, sums up this book perfectly.
Dark psychological suspense is my favorite genre and books like this one are exactly the reason why.
This book is the very definition of a page-turner. From the very first page I was seduced by the magnetic writing style of Alex Michaelides.
Nothing is as it seems in this novel. This story is complex and multi-layered with a labyrinth of characters, each playing their part in the development of the plot.
The author never once tries to lead you astray with erroneous clues in an attempt to distract you from an obvious conclusion. I never once felt like I had a grasp on how this story was going to play out, which kept me rapt until the last page.
The blurb on the back cover says that the book has already been optioned for a movie and I'd like to put forth my recommendations for casting:
Haley Bennett as Alicia
Oliver Jackson Cohen as Theo
(I expect a casting credit)