Psychiatrist Nat Thayer is visited by a desperate father who is seeking treatment for his daughter that has begun to show similar mental signs to her deceased brother. After an exam and the girl claiming that she had died Thayer diagnoses her with Cotard Delusion, an obscure condition sometimes described as “walking corpse syndrome.” Soon though other things begin to happen in this small town that has everyone questioning what is going on and what is behind it all.
The Binding was a book that after reading several chapters I knew this one wasn’t going to be included in my top list of the year. This is one of those reads that makes me feel like I needed to be taking notes all throughout due to it just having a bit too much going on to keep track of.
There are several major plot lines to the story that are all happening at once. I don’t want to go into too much detail since the official synopsis doesn’t describe them all and I don’t want to spoil anything for those that may love this one. But for me with so much going on I felt like I never really connected to any of it before something else would begin.
In the end this one just wasn’t for me I’m afraid, a bit too jumbled trying to add in so many different things that none of them stood out to me by the time I was done after jumping around so much.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.