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"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
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....
I couldn’t put this down! Read it over a weekend.55
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I can’t believe I’m only now discovering this book. You think you know where the story is going but then you can’t put the book down because you realize how wrong you may have been. Again and again. 10/10.55
I enjoyed the plot, usually I determine “who done it “ within the first chapter.55
This book had me hooked from the start. The huge twist towards the end was so unexpected!! I had to reread parts to be sure I’d gotten it correct. This is one of those books that stays with you for many days after you’ve finished it.55
A decent read. Was highly recommended on YouTube for horror/mystery genres. I got very little horror personally. The vibe was more mystery with a lot of drama involved.45
I was stunned by the actions unfolding by each chapter later to realize the plot I was shocked. It got me good55
￼ The overall story I enjoyed I just wished the ending was more fulfilling, and the way we find out about Theo walking & confronting the women which (spoiler) it was Alicia could’ve been written better.35
It's very well written and the characters come to life. The ending was a surprise and not what I expected. I recommend.55
The book itself was well written. I just don’t like ambiguous endings.45