The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides- Book Review

I’m jumping on the band wagon with this one. I have seen this book everywhere and have heard nothing but great things. I’ve had this book on my tbr list for months now and I can’t believe I hadn’t read it sooner. It was easy to get right into the story. It opens up with a murder of a famous photographer and his wife Alicia is standing over his body in complete shock and the remains completely silent. It takes you down so many twist and turns and keeps you guessing until the very end. Then you get to the end of the story and you are completely blown away. I absolutely loved this book and I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. If you are looking for a great psychological thriller then definitely read this one.


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….

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