Books, Thriller/Mystery

The Silent Patient by Alexis Michaelides

Remember, love that doesn’t include honesty doesn’t deserve to be called love.”

Excerpt from:
The Silent Patient
by Alexis Michaelides
Synopsis from Goodreads:

Alicia Berenson’s life is perfect. She is a famous painter married to a fashion photographer. They live 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 her wife, Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word after the incident.

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….

Since I’ve been reading mysteries and thrillers for a while, I’ve noticed that not all of them are very captivating. I’ve had The Silent Patient for a while, but I haven’t had time to read it. But I made the decision to begin because of the pandemic.

This novel is both engaging and memorable. I was astounded by how this novel finished. I’m constantly on the lookout for a book that will give me shivers and make me ponder the entire time I’m reading it. The Silent Patient is a must-read that should be on your reading list. I’m a fan of Gone Girl and Before I Go To Sleep, and this book definitely fits into those categories.

In the end, I believe this book has the potential to be extensively discussed and might perhaps be adapted into a movie. In terms of truly significant events or frightening scenes, it’s not a fast-paced story, but I found the small chapters to fly by and I was fascinated throughout since I wanted to know what occurred and I enjoyed the author’s writing style. Expertly created. Breathtaking. An irony I can’t reveal without ruining it all. I was smitten. And I desire more.

There is no dead air for me since it kept me wondering up to Alicia’s accident that placed her in a coma. I found the tale to be incredibly compelling, and it is undoubtedly unputdownable. I’d want to read another novel like this. If I get the chance to suggest this book, I will without a doubt do so to readers who enjoy mysteries and thrillers. In fact, I marked this book as one of my favorites. I absolutely want to buy and read another work by Alex Michaelides.

My Overall Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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