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User Review  - A2Seamster - LibraryThing

I enjoyed the audiobook very much. The two readers did an excellent job. Lots of twists and turns; red herrings galore. The revelations were honestly earned. Some more sophisticated than I claimed to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vanessa_Menezes - LibraryThing

What an insane ending!!! To be honest I had no clue that this book even existed until I came across the Goodreads Choice Awards List. I saw that it had got the maximum votes I thought why not try it ... Read full review

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User Review  - ReviewsByKay - LibraryThing

Holy smokes I was no expecting that ending. Seriously! This book is told in two different perspectives: Alicia’s Diary and her psychotherapist Theo. Midway through the book I totally thought I had it ... Read full review

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User Review  - cherybear - LibraryThing

So Theo, a therapist, is determined to find out why Alicia, a famous painter, killed her equally famous husband, and never spoke again. He works tirelessly with her, trying to discover the secrets ... Read full review

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User Review  - tina1969 - LibraryThing

Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can treat Alicia Berenson. Alicia has shot her husband five times and hasn't spoken since. This is a book that I have seen having a lot of good ... Read full review

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I’ve read hundreds of thrillers. This was hands down the best I’ve ever read. Unpredictable all the way through. Beautifully written. I read it in one day, couldn’t set it down. I’m spending time reviewing it because I dare say- the best book I’ve ever read.

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This book is thrilling every moment. The characters are filled with depth and the twist is shocking even with the clues hidden throughout the book. I recommend this for any fan of thrillers.

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I wasn't sure about this from the title: The Silent Patient. Especially as the opening pages, main character is writing a "journal". I thought perhaps this journal would be the "patient", and lead to the clues. But...
A husband is murdered. A wife accused. However, she is silent and says nothing. She doesn't deny or confess. She has suffered a trauma that keeps her from speaking, but why? Why did her husband die? Why won't she speak? She is an artist and she paints a self portrait of herself. This portrait seems to be a key, but we don't yet know. Enter a doctor who is fascinated by her story. Someone who can relate to her. But will he be able to help her and will he be able to solve what really happened that night?
I just finished this book and I was NOT disappointed.
 

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Oh but I do love it when a novel turns all my pre-conceived interpretations upside-down and provides a completely unexpected and shocking ending. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is that psychological thriller. Alicia Berenson is a famous artist married to Gabriel, a fashion photographer. All seems well until Gabriel arrives home late one night and Alicia shoots him in the face five times. She is found at the scene, having attempted to slit her wrists. She will never speak again. Having been found too unstable to go to prison, she is remanded to a secure forensic unit where she is heavily drugged. And that is where Theo Faber, a criminal psychotherapist, with dysfunction in his early years, attempts to get to the bottom of Alicia's own dysfunction and the truth about her husband's murder. The rest you must read for yourself. You will not regret picking up this novel. Highly recommended.  

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User Review  - Completely_Melanie - LibraryThing

So good! Never saw that twist coming! Read full review


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