A HANDSOME PSYCHOTHERAPIST, HIS LONELY WIFE, AND IN HIS HOME OFFICE, A CEILING VENT. . . YOU'D LISTEN TOO, WOULDN'T YOU?
Newlyweds, Sam Statler and Annie Potter are ready to begin their lives together in a small town in upstate New York. Whilst Annie spends most of her time alone, Sam, her therapist husband, works long hours in his home office, tending to the egos of his mostly female clientele.
Little does Sam know that through a vent in the ceiling, every word of his sessions can be heard from the room upstairs. The pharmacist's wife, contemplating a divorce. The well-known painter whose boyfriend doesn't satisfy her in bed. Who could resist eavesdropping?
Everything is fine until the French girl in the green Mini Cooper shows up, and Sam disappears into thin air, throwing a wrench into Sam and Annie's happily ever after.
My Review - 4 Stars
I love the idea of being a fly on a wall and listening to the counselor and client, I was sold. And unreliable narrators keep me guessing, it is a style I really enjoy. I was intrigued with the first few chapters and totally was thinking it was going in another direction then BAM, wow okay, not what I expected, this is getting good....
Annie and Sam are Newlyweds and have a serious commitment to the role playing of their marriage, you try not to have judgement, a little risky but it works for them. Then Sam goes missing. Is it all a part of their game. Are they reenacting one of their favorite Stephen King books?
The next part of the story was edge of your seat worthy, who is deceiving who, can you figure it out?
I really enjoyed the ending but it did feel a little rushed and the last sentence made me laugh. I can see some hating the ending.
There are definitely parts of roll your eye worthy, the police investigation, neighbors, health team etc but overall a great read. Definitely a solid 4 star.