This book gets mixed reviews but I really liked it!

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I really enjoyed this book and it was one of the books that got me back into reading. **SPOILER ALERT** this book was very similar to the plot of the movie Shutter Island if you've ever seen it!

I enjoyed the twist at the end even if I did slightly see it coming - it was still an enjoyable read to see how it all played out.

Theo's character is meticulously crafted, revealing his own troubled past and psychological complexities. His dynamic with Alicia makes him a relatable and flawed protagonist - which I enjoyed in the prose style of the book.

The structure of the book is another of its strengths. Michaelides alternates between Alicia's diary entries and Theo's perspective, providing a multi-dimensional view of the events leading to the murder.

The setting of the novel is depicted with a sense of claustrophobia and tension that mirrors Alicia's state of mind. The descriptions of the psychiatric facility are vivid, creating an atmosphere that is both eerie and intriguing.

The plot of the novel with twists and turns that keep the reader guessing until the very end. I particularly liked how the novel raises questions about the ethics of psychotherapy and the power dynamics between therapist and patient.

If you enjoy psychological thrillers similar to Lisa Jewell - you will definitely enjoy this novel!