Book Review: The Silent Patient

Author: Alex Michaelides

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense


In The Silent Patient, Alicia Berenson’s, her life looks to the point. A mind-blowing painter married to fashion photographer, lives in a grand house. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s denial to talk, turns a domestic tragedy into something extraordinary, a suspense that captivates the public and casts Alicia into fame. The price of her art, and she is hidden away from the spotlight at the Grove, a forensic industry in London.

Theo Faber is  criminal psychotherapist who awaited very long time for the golden chance to work with Alicia. His persistence to get her to speaking and reveal the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a turning path into his own goals, a hunt for the truth that threatens him.


Whom I would recommend this book?

Clearly, this book is deserved to be read by anyone who loves fantastic mystery, thriller and suspense. An amazing use of conflict in characters by portraying real time problems like madness, comfort and lust.


Cover- 3/5

Title Justification- 4.5/5

Plot- 4.5/5

Narration- 4/5


Overall rating- 4.5/5

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