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my top read of 2020

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I read this book a while ago, before starting my blog and bookstagram, but wanted to write a review because I loved it so much. This was probably my favorite book of 2020, and definitely my most recommended. Since I’ve read it there has been a lot of hype, but I definitely think it is warranted.

It’s hard to write a review for this without spoiling anything, and I certainly don’t want to provide any spoilers. As usual, I didn’t even read the summary before starting, and I was glad I did. It’s best to go into this one completely blind so that you’re just as surprised as I was! Alex Michaelides is an absolute genius.

As this was a plot-driven thriller, there were some shortcomings in regards to the research. There were some aspects of Theo’s psychology practice that had me saying, “That would never happen.” Some further commentary on mental health could have added some depth to the book, but the author didn’t really get into it much.

Overall an amazing debut and an excellent thriller. Don't read too many reviews before you start, you definitely don't want spoilers! Just read it, it's worth it.