Hannah’s sessions with Izzie, her therapist, were among the delights of the novel for me, making a beautiful advert for this much misunderstood relationship. Unfortunately, they weren’t sufficient to prevent Hannah’s unravelling. I imagined the author having fun satirising the still too common petty prejudice against ‘nutters’ and the whole therapy enterprise, especially among the police service. Crime isn’t my genre and I did struggle a little to follow the multiple threads but I’m otherwise delighted to be able to introduce the first trainee fictional therapist of this series. My thanks to the author for my review copy.
Next in this series – and it might not be so far away given my commitment to Sophie and Suze’s Review Challenge – will be The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.