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User Review  - mainrun - LibraryThing

The book was a "this could be really good but something is just missing." The ending was unexpected, but did not blow me away. It was just "oh well." Probably not really liking many characters was the real problem. 6/13/2021; 2,855 members; 3.78 average rating Read full review

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User Review  - evano - LibraryThing

(It should be 3-1/2 stars.) Good story. Generally well-written. A twist that genuinely surprised me. But... The characters were kind of sketched-in: the super-talented victim, his overshadowed younger ... Read full review

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User Review  - TomDonaghey - LibraryThing

The Silent Patient (2019) by Alex Michaelides. I felt that I had read this book before, or saw it in a dream. As I turned the pages nothing of itself struck me, but the flow of the story seemed like a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Asheley - LibraryThing

This is my book club's selection for November. It's a good story, and I can see why so many people have enjoyed it so enthusiastically. There are lots of red herrings and twists throughout the story ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheYodamom - LibraryThing

WHAT ?! I feel dumb I really never saw that not till the very end where it was handed to me on a platter. The narrator made this book work, I can't image reading this in print, I think it would have ... Read full review

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User Review  - CarrieWuj - LibraryThing

3.5 Psychological thriller. This builds slowly and then comes together in an abrupt explosive resolution. Theo Faber is a psychotherapist with a mission: to help "the silent patient" Alicia Berenson ... Read full review

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I don’t quite understand what the whole hype is with this book.
It did go off to a good start and kept me interested in the story, but then it started taking a rather bland and dry turn. It
started focusing on Theo’s obsession with Alicia and although it builds up to what happens to be a really good twist at the end, I didn’t think it was a great read.
Theo is just so unlikable and boring. There was nothing about him that really made the story stand out, he started getting annoying afterwards and as mentioned before, it wasn’t until literally the last few pages where the story blows up.
Yet as the plot progressed, you’re left wondering with what was going to happen next and it’s slowly drawn out and wasn’t grabbing my interest at all. The pace was slow, the plot was rather flat and coupled with an uninteresting main character definitely left the story lacking.
There seems to be a lot of positive reviews on this, but it’s just not for me. There’s much better suspense novels out there that held my interest more than this one.
 

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User Review  - Beth.Clarke - LibraryThing

A fun read if you like thrillers with a twist at the end. Read full review

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User Review  - Weezer41 - LibraryThing

Didn’t meet the hype, but still good. Read full review

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User Review  - Weezer41 - LibraryThing

Didn’t meet the hype, but still good. Read full review


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