About the Book
Psychologist and criminologist Dr. Gretchen White is a specialist in antisocial personality disorders and violent crimes. She’s helped solve enough prominent cases for detective Patrick Shaughnessy that her own history is often overlooked: Gretchen is an admitted sociopath once suspected of killing her aunt. Shaughnessy still thinks Gretchen got away with murder. It’s not going to happen again.
When a high-profile new case lands on Shaughnessy’s desk, it seems open and shut. Remorseless teenager Viola Kent is accused of killing her mother. Amid stories of childhood horrors and Viola’s cruel manipulations, the bad seed has already been found guilty by a rapt public. But Gretchen might be seeing something in Viola no one else does: herself.
If Viola is a scapegoat, then who really did it? And what are they hiding? To find the truth, Gretchen must enter a void that is not only dark and cold-blooded, but also frighteningly familiar.
What called me to this one really was the premise, a sociopath solving crimes, you see this very little in thriller books in my opinion, usually it’s just always the detective and that’s that but, Gretchen added a spark in all this.
Being a domestic thriller is pretty easy to imagine this happening anywhere at any moment, it’s very relatable even if you haven’t lived it, so it helps to paint the picture.
Something I need to address here, is that at the beginning this one it’s a slow burner so you need to be a little patient on that, but it has a very interesting plot.
Gretchen was instant like, she didn’t hide her personality at all and in a way it’s the same as everyone trying to reel the dark desires we have and being a sociopath and a psychologist damn winner combination on my book.
Marconi grow on me super fast, she made the book for me I hope to see more of her and Gretchen in the future they’re dynamic its awesome.
Some of the themes I saw throughout the book well the obvious tension of having a psychopath on the house and it’s consequences.
The appearance’s most often than not can paint a very different picture inside than they do outside., leaving you to believe things that aren’t as real.
By the end I was totally invested and wanted the story to continue right there, rotten apples can be anywhere and not even the best can be without one.
After the initial slow burn it was pretty cool and it leave you on the edge.