The Silent Patient By: Alex Michaelides (Reviewed by Rochelle)

Good Morning my book followers here it April 8, 2019 and I have ready a few books, and now on to my reviews of them.  I have some scheduled for later posts on this book review blog; but I just had to post this review.  This was a awesome read.  And this is one Author that I will be following and looking for more from him, as this was his first book.

If you want a good read check out this book.

Happy reading everyone.

About Book:

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller

“An unforgettable―and Hollywood-bound―new thriller… A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy.”
Entertainment Weekly

The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband―and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.

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….


About Author:

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.

  • Hardcover:  336 pages
  • Publisher:  Celadon Books (February 5, 2019)

My Review:

Whoa! This was brilliant!

After hearing about this book I knew I had to read it, I had to wait for it to be available from my Library.  I had finally received the email that the book was available for download.  Oh I was so excited,  And I must say it was worth the wait.

Alicia Berenson seemed to have it all. She’s a successful painter and her husband, Gabriel, is a famous fashion photographer.  But what lead her to end it all by shooting her husband 5 times in the face and then never speaking again.  But Theo is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited for a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia and to learn the truth.

Alex Michaelides is an author to watch! This is his first novel, and it is a humdinger! It is a murder mystery, told from the point of view of a psychotherapist who switches jobs so he can try to help Alicia, the silent patient of the title.   This was an awesome book, one that I could not but down as I wanted to learn the reason of Alicia not speaking.

 Good Reads


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