The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient


Alex Michaelides

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Published : February 2019

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“Choosing a lover is a lot like choosing a therapist. We need to ask ourselves, is this someone who will be honest with me, listen to criticism, admit making mistakes, and not promise the impossible?” 

Alicia lives a rather perfect life. She’s a successful painter, and her husband is a successful fashion photographer. Their life is ideal.

That is, until Alicia supposedly shoots her husband in the face multiple times, and then stops talking.

Alicia is moved to a forensic unit called the Grove, where a criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber is incredibly determined, bordering on obsessed, to get Alicia to talk about the truth of what happened that night.

Though there were some parts that I found rather slow, overall this book was on-the-edge-of-my-seat thrilling.

Alicia doesn’t talk for a majority of this book, but she’s very expressive and that’s due to good writing. The plot, the themes; they’re all incredibly well done.

I got so invested in the characters, and the twist at the end did take me by surprise, which is hard to do because I love to try to predict everything that’s going to happen.

Also, you know you’re having a good time when you gasp out loud while you’re reading.

I straight up read this book in a day, I just couldn’t put it down.

I would highly recommend this book to anybody who likes psychological thrillers.

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My Rating :

★★★★ ½ ☆

Thanks for reading!

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