Book Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Genre: Psychological Thriller 
Interesting rating: VERY
Star rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Would I recommend it? Yes

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If I had to use one word to describe Alex Michaelides’ The Silent Patient it would be ‘chilling.’

What’s the book about

Meet famous artist Alicia Berenson and her fashion photographer husband Gabriel. They’re happily married – or so it seems. One night when Gabriel returns home late from work, Alicia kills him. Then, she stops talking. Psychotherapist Theo Faber is hellbent on discovering the story behind the story.

The review

I’ve wanted to read The Silent Patient ever since I read the synopsis when it was first published in 2019. This was a thrilling read that I won’t forget anytime soon. The characters were fascinating and the pace was nail-biting. I kept turning the pages for more. I didn’t figure out the surprising twist. I wish I had, but I didn’t. And judging by the quotes in the front of the novel, I’m not the only one! Nevertheless, it was wonderful to discover. Consider me stunned.

To sum up

This brilliantly-written psychological thriller had me completely hooked. A must-read if you’re a thriller-junkie like me.

4 out of 5 stars

Publisher: Orion Fiction
Year: 2019 | Pages: 339
ISBN: 978-1–4091-8163-7

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