✨ “Somehow grasping at vanishing snowflakes is like grasping at happiness: an act of possession that instantly gives way to nothing.”
Gabriel is dead. He’s been shot five times right on his face and there’s no one to blame but the woman in front of his body with a knife in her hand. Alicia never denied the accusation. She never begged for her innocence. She remained silent. And because of her mental condition instead of being imprisoned, she was simply admitted to The Grove, a psychiatric facility in North London.
Theo Faber has always been obsessed with Alicia’s story considering his own mental health background. So, when a spot becomes available at The Grove Theo applies for it and grabs the opportunity. Theo is determined to solve Alicia’s case. Alicia loved her husband. She could die for him so what really provoked her to kill him?
✨ “No one is born evil. As Winnicott put it, “A baby cannot hate the mother, without the mother first hating her.”
The book was written with the Pov of Theo and entries of Alicia’s diary. It started slow. Remained slow till I was done with half of the book. Like, 60% of the book contained bullpoopy and not so amazing twists and turns. The characters were underdeveloped. There were some suspenses revealed here and there but they made no contribution to the main plot twist.
The last 40% of the book was unputdownable. The main plot twist was unexpected. I was like, ” Didn’t see that coming!” Of course, it couldn’t make up for the loose ends that followed but I also can’t say that my time was wasted on it.
I buddy-read this book with @that.ardent.reader. We set our expectation bar very low because the last time we buddy-read a crime thriller, we rated it 1 star. So comparably this one was much better.
✨ “Perhaps some of us are simply born evil, and despite our best efforts we remain that way.”
~~~~~~~~~~That’s what she said~~~~~~~~~~