Shhhh….The Silent Patient- Book Review

Hey all! Just finished with my most wanted to read book, which I have wanted to read for the past two years–The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides! Here’s my review

The Silent Patient: The Richard and Judy bookclub pick and Sunday Times Bestseller by [Alex Michaelides]

Alicia Berenson lived a seemingly perfect life until one day six years ago.

When she shot her husband in the head five times.

Since then she hasn’t spoken a single word.

It’s time to find out why.

No. of pages:- 336 pages

Date Published:- February 2019

Genre:- Psychological Thriller

Alex Michaelides

Alex Michaelides was born in Cyprus to a Greek-Cypriot father and English mother. He has a MA in English Literature from Cambridge University and a MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. The Silent Patient is his first novel.

The Silent Patient book is the debut book by the author Alex Michaelides. This book had been in my want to read book list but I manage to get this book finally on Kindle!!!! So I am excited to read the book and I must say, I was not to be disappointed.

Alicia Berenson was guilty of murdering her husband, Gabriel. Gabriel was found tied on a chair, bounded and he was shot six times on the face. Ever since then Alicia Berenson had remained silent, refusing to talk about the crime and was put into the psychiatric unit of The Grove. Theo Faber is the new psychiatrist at the Grove and he was determined to make Alicia talk, despite the fact that many of his colleagues are asking him to give up. He wanted Alicia to talk of what really happened that night. And why was Alicia refusing to talk? And why is Theo so determined to make her talk? I feel like this story is more like a cat and mouse chase, demanding answers and truth.

I must say, this is one of the best psychological thriller I have read in a while! The story is intense, gripping and I was so hooked into the story that I couldn’t simply put it down! The story is told from the perspective of Theo and some extracts from Alicia’s diary so we get to know more about both of them. It is also interesting that both Theo and Alicia almost shared the similar family backgrounds–both came from dysfunctional families and both endured childhood abuses. I also like the style of writing as well and the story is somewhat realistic. There were twists and turns in each of the chapter but the ending was the most unexpected twist that I had read that I am still recovering from that twist!!!

Overall, I had a good rollercoaster ride with this book. The book is one of the best psychological thrillers I have read, in my opinion, unputdownable, with lots of unexpected twists and turns that will keep you up at night. I was so hooked into the story that I kept reading and reading, wondering what is going to happen next so over all, the author did a good job of making the reader feel like they are at the edge of the seat, waiting for something to happen!

The ending was good–a bit confusing however but to me, it was good, unexpected good.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good, twisty psychological thriller. Worth five stars!

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