Holly’s Book Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

SilentPatient

This book I couldn’t put down. I read late into the night and finished it first thing this morning. Thrillers and mysteries are not my typical genre. However, this book is amazing! I was hooked from the first page. I feel sorry for the main character. She has been through a lot in her life, and received very little help for it. She does her best to be good but sometimes the mind just snaps and things happens. I almost guessed the twist at the very end. It wasn’t obvious but it does remind me of another thriller book I read years ago. So if you’re into mysteries and thrillers this is a good book.

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SilentPatienthollyBook Summary:
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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Sheila English
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Award-winning author of short stories and comic books. Telly award-winning producer and director of many book trailers.

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