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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

February 5, 2019

Promising to be the debut novel of the season The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive…

 

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

 

Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.

 

Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him.... 

 

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**** 4 Star Review ****

 

I... I... I am not sure where to start, what to say. This book didn't follow a path I had thought it would, but it followed a path that still left me shaking my head and mad at myself for not figuring it out sooner. The clues were ALL there. The pieces were waiting to be picked up...

 

I just don't know what to say. I have all of the words to say, but they will ruin the book for you if you are planning to read it. This definitely wasn't a book I was expecting. The characters and plot slowly clicked into place. Then came the ending. I just... I should have seen it. I did question it beforehand. I had an inkling because of how the story was told. But I just didn't quite connect the dots.

 

This one is definitely one that will keep your mind going, questioning, always on alert. The whodunit and what actually happened are the big question. Even through the slow parts, I was anticipating finding out what was really going on.

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