Newlyweds Sam Statler and Annie Potter are head over heels, and excited to say good-bye to New York and start a life together in Sam’s sleepy hometown in upstate New York. Or, it turns out, a life where Annie spends most of her time alone while Sam, her therapist husband, works long hours in his downstairs office, tending to the egos of his (mostly female) clientele.
Little does Sam know that through a vent in his 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 listening? Everything is fine until the French girl in the green mini Cooper shows up, and Sam decides to go to work and not come home, throwing a wrench into Sam and Annie’s happily ever after.
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Sam has moved back to his small hometown with his new wife Annie. He rents space for an office and unbeknownst to him, has someone listening in from the vent in the ceiling.
They are listening to the very personal and private conversations he has as a therapist. The moments when his patients are most vulnerable, that person listens in with great attention.
The story has quite a few twists and turns but I found myself not interested at all. What should’ve been an exciting story just really fell flat for me. The big twist was a great one, I didn’t see it coming but then the excitement waned again.
Content mentions are some language (F words about 10) and intense situations with bodily harm and suspense.
Thank you to Libro.fm and Harper Audio for the gifted copy in exchange for an honest review. This book is out October 13. 2020.
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