THE SILENT PATIENT by ALEX MICHAELIDES

The Silent Patient

Alicia seems to have a perfect life. She is a well-known painter and her husband is a well-known photographer. They live in a lovely home in London and things seem perfect.

Until the night her husband comes home late and she shoots him in the face five times. Yes, five times. And never speaks a word again.

Her refusal to speak at all has turned this into a mystery that is big news. Suddenly her art is worth a lot and she is sitting silently in The Grove, a secure forensic unit in London.

But there is a new criminal psychotherapist at The Grove. Theo has been looking for an opportunity to see Alicia for a long time. He is determined for her to speak and finally find out why she did this horrible crime. And it just may cost him everything.

This book has been on my radar since it won the Goodread’s Choice Award in 2019. Sitting at my table begging to be read.

Let me say this is one of the most shocking psychological thrillers I have ever read. And I loved it! Every suspense-filled second. And as soon as I finished it I spent about an hour with my jaw on the floor. Then I rushed to my Grandmother’s house to give it to her. I refused to tell her anything and instead let her have the full experience.

What a really good story this was. I had no idea until the last pages! I can’t wait for his next book.

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