I'd looked forward to this one, but in the end, I felt like the reader was being gas lighted.
from description: When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they’ve dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive…
As Alice is getting to know her neighbours, she discovers a devastating secret about her new home, and begins to feel a strong connection with Nina, the therapist who lived there before.
Everyone is a suspect in Nina's murder. Alice is boring and obsessed, and no one is trustworthy because the author is manipulating the reader to keep up suspense, and counterintuitively, the pace begins to crawl and the suspicions become repetitive. (It's Tamsin, Will, Connor. No, Edward, Eve, Leo, Ben.)
NetGalley/St. Martin's Press
July 13, 2021. Print length: 304 pages.
But then, just as things were getting real, he stood her up. Then he disappeared—profiles deleted, phone disconnected. She was ghosted.