Book Review: The Silent Patient
Alicia Berenson is a famous painter. Her husband, Gabriel is a famous fashion photographer. Anyone could’ve thought of their life as something perfect until one night, Alicia shoots her husband five times in the face. She becomes completely silent after that, never denying nor admitting the crime; nobody knows why, and nobody could get her to talk. Theo Faber, a criminal psychotherapist challenges himself to do what no one else could – to break her silence.
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is a psychological mystery thriller that completely pulled me in, from start to finish. I was very curious to find out what the hype was all about and now I know. This book was very well-written and outlined to draw readers into a mind-boggling story. I thought it would be scary, so I was hesitant at first because I have a faint heart, but upon reading it, it only gave me much excitement and curiosity. I had so many questions in mind: Why did Alicia Berenson kill her husband? Did she really kill her husband? Why has she stopped talking? I’m sure all of these questions were the same exact things that the readers also had in their mind. But then of course, when I got the answers, I was surprised.
I’m giving this 5 out of 5 stars. It was gripping, stimulating, and mind-boggling. Alex Michaelides sure did surprise a lot of readers for writing such brilliant debut novel. I couldn’t have known that this was his first book if I hadn’t google searched him. This book is definitely recommended to all readers and nobody should miss this!
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