New Book Review: The Silent Patient

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Rated 4.25 of 5 stars

I may be the last person on Earth to not read this novel but boy, I’m glad I finally did! This was a un-put-down-able book! For a debut psychological thriller, this is as good as it gets! Alex Michaelides is one to watch. His writing style, twists and characterization is flawless (or nearly flawless). So here’s a little more about the book:

Alicia Berenson is found in the living room of her home, splattered with blood from the five bullet holes in her husband’s face. The story is told from the narration of Alicia’s journal entries and psychotherapist, Theo, as he ventures forward in his dream to treat Alicia. He transfers his work to her mental institution in hopes of helping her come to grips with the tragedy. She has not spoken for 6 years and has not reacted to any therapy. She has not claimed guilt or innocence. She has said nothing since the murder. The only communication is her last painting in the gallery finished days after the murder. Theo finds himself unraveling Alicia’s life as he searches through family and friends, all with motive to break her mental capacity, all with something to gain. Theo gets deeper and deeper into his sessions with the silent Alicia until one day…he becomes so clear on her past that he realizes everything that happened that day in her home.

The twists will leave you breathless. You won’t know exactly how and who is to blame. Highly recommended for readers that enjoy psychological suspense with an investigative edge.

Raging Book Reviews Highly Recommended

*This book was gifted from a friend for review.

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