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User Review  - bdgamer - LibraryThing

Great characterization, interesting premise, and intriguing mystery - they're all done expertly by Michaelides. However, I have one gripe with the story - and it's a bit of a spoiler so beware - why ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maydacat - LibraryThing

The premise of the book drew me in right away. Alicia shoots her husband, and stops talking. It’s obvious she is unbalanced, but there are other flawed characters whose mental problems are not quite ... Read full review

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User Review  - alanna1122 - LibraryThing

I always enjoy reading a big blockbuster thriller - especially in the summer. I did really enjoy this one - it was twisty and turn-y - but not in an unfair way. The whole story was pretty engaging ... Read full review

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User Review  - holdenkillfield - LibraryThing

A delightful slow buildup that explodes in your face when you least expect it. This book is a great example of its genre (thriller/mystery/suspense) that any fan would enjoy. I'm still thinking about the story and the many elements the author used to make this story so unique and captivating. Read full review

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User Review  - judithrs - LibraryThing

Darkness at Noon. Arthur Koestler. 1941. This is a novel of the Moscow trials during the 1940s when Stalin was consolidating his power in Russia. We are taken through the arrest and trial of a man who ... Read full review

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User Review  - brookiexlicious - LibraryThing

I admit, I’m picky with thrillers. Too many tend to promise a twist or big reveal and it’s one that you can detect or at least suspect early on, so when that Aha! moment comes, it arrives with a dull ... Read full review

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User Review  - jonerthon - LibraryThing

The mystery story of a well-to-do artist convicted of murdering her husband, a trauma that leads her to a life of silence in a mental facility, and the psychotherapist that is convinced he can be the ... Read full review

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User Review  - thereserose5 - LibraryThing

It took me some time to get into this book because Theo wasn't as compelling of a character as Alicia. But the plot picked up and the ending was satisfying. Read full review

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A real page turner! Although the transitions between the protagonist's home life and professional life are a bit choppy, leaving the reader to wonder why he keeps talking about both --- it all comes together in the end with a surprise twist of an ending. A fun read overall!

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I gave this book 4 stars. I really enjoyed the different viewpoints and the chapters going back and forth between the past and present. I enjoyed getting a glimpse into an artists life and then getting a glimpse of the intense life in a mental institution. One of my favorite story lines was actually Theo's and his belief that his wife was cheating on him. That was a good way to break up the monotony of the Theo and Alice scenes. That story line also played a big role in the end twist which even though I guessed about 75% of the way through the book I still thought was really well done. I wouldn't say this was the best thriller of the year but I really did enjoy it and would recommend it to other thriller readers.  


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