I hadn’t read a psychological thriller in forever so I was excited when my hold at the library came due for The Silent Patient. I brought this book with me this past weekend on our getaway to Lake Oconee and was hesitant to start reading it because I didn’t want to ignore my hubby once I started. Does anyone else tend to stick their nose in their book too, ha ha? But I did end up starting it and had it read within a couple days. It was an easy read and the perfect escape. This book has gotten lots of hype and while I enjoyed it, I wouldn’t say it was one of my favorite books ever. However- it really was a fast read and something perfect to get you in the creepy Halloween mood. (but it’s not too creepy, I promise!)
On a side note- my library just recently reopened after being shut down since the pandemic and it was a very smooth process to check a book out. I just drove up to the designated parking spot, someone came out, scanned my library card, and then delivered the book to my car. It all felt very safe!
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THE SILENT PATIENT
The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband―and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.
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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