Devotion is, like the word, a multi-meaning title. There is the religious meaning, which could be said to be the main thread of this novel, but also interwoven are other meanings of the word regarding relationships to each other, to work, and buried within the text, the brand name of a perfume. And this text is full of meanings for so many other facts and emotions of the characters.
Logan is supposedly the doctor appointed to assess the mental state of April, the patient about to stand trial for murder. Yet both are in emotional turmoil. But by the time you get to the end of the book you are left wondering, not just whether their roles became reversed at some point, but whether all the characters' roles have changed. In fact by the end of the book you are left wondering exactly what did happen to Logan.
The introduction of Dr. Gabrielle Salmon into the lives of Logan and April is the catalyst that changes everything. This 'slippery fish' of a character uses what appears to be some 'mind-altering' technique on both Logan and April in order to relieve emotional turmoil. And yet this reader is left wonderi9ng whether that was achieved for the good of both patients.
A fascinating story that is told well. In fact it reads like prose poetry. The words are a joy to the eye.