In this novel which we find a criminal psychotherapist in London named Theo Faber whose fascination with an artist named Alicia leads him to use any means possible to obtain a position at the Grove, a mental institution, where artist Alicia is a patient ever since she supposedly shot and killed her husband. Alicia hasn’t spoken a word since she was discovered standing with slashed wrists next to her husband’s corpse in the living room of their home months prior. Her silence led to her admittance to a mental institution. Based on his own life experiences, Theo thinks he’s the one person who can bring Alicia back to reality.
I think this suspense novel is one of the best I’ve ever read. It contains several twists and turns and a few likely suspects. The ending took me completely by surprise! As stated previously, I am not the best detective when it comes to mystery books, but I’ll wager the ending will amaze many readers with greater knowledge of suspense stories. This is a mystery I highly recommend!