The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient

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Alicia Berenson is a famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, living in a posh area of London. One evening, her husband Gabriel returns home late. Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word.
Publisher: New York, New York : Celadon Books, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781250230782
9781250301697
Characteristics: 325 pages ;,25 cm.

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hillabean Aug 31, 2019

Short punchy chapters that really pull you through the story. I found there was a bit of a slump in the middle, but the ending made it worth it!

"That rarest of beasts: the perfect thriller. This extraordinary novel set my blood fizzing—I quite literally couldn’t put it down. I told myself I'd just dip in; eleven hours later—it's now 5:47 a.m.—I've finished it, absolutely dazzled."
—A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling auth... Read More »


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MiRiAm12345
Oct 22, 2020

Psychological thriller in the "spirit" of Gone Girl. The "solution" of the crime is certainly clever, but the denoument of the book was a bit unsatisfactory. Like the author ran out of steam. I heard it on audio book CD format. It was well read by the two narrators. And the interview with the author at the end was really charming!

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empbee
Oct 21, 2020

Good psychological thriller with a surprise ending.

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MrsRedbeard
Oct 19, 2020

Enjoyable read, liked this book, quite the ending.

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finn75
Oct 08, 2020

I tried to predict the twist but failed. A very clever mystery around a convicted murderess who maintains complete silence. Why did she kill her husband? Her psychotherapist is determined to find out. Read it in a day. Excellent

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Ireadalot2
Oct 02, 2020

Creepy.

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Starfa11
Sep 23, 2020

Easily the best thriller of 2020. You’re guaranteed to read this in a single day, so plan accordingly. Without giving too much away, a woman murders her husband and a therapist is driven to figure out why (and that’s all I’m going to say about that).

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Zoelexi777
Sep 21, 2020

This book was definitely a detour from what I normally read but I had heard so much about it I decided to put my name on the hold list. It was a little slow to get started but kept my interest because I wanted to find out how it ended. The end of the book has a real twist.

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CAR101010
Sep 20, 2020

There's been a lot of hype around this book that caused me to raise my expectations, then the book didn't quite meet them.
Very easy to read with incredibly short chapters. Good writing. Was expecting a thriller, but I would say it's more psychological. Not a lot of heavy suspense. Decent plot twist at the very end.
I gave this one 4/5 stars.

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blor028
Sep 13, 2020

I have no idea why this book is a best seller, the marketing team did an amazing job selling this book. The plot is silly and the characters are all unlikable. The writing is probably the worst part about this book, the style is so mediocre. The authors does a lot of telling instead of showing. I don't understand why he kept telling readers what country certain characters come from but give us nothing other than hey guys, character one is from the Caribbean and character two is Turkish. I would not recommend this book.

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glocambi
Sep 04, 2020

Not worth the hype.

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"No one is born evil. As Winnicott put it, "A baby cannot hate the mother, without the mother first hating the baby."

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"Sometimes it's hard to grasp why the answers to the present lie in the past."

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" I didn't want to die. Not yet; not when I hadn't live. This gave me a kind of hope, however murky and ill defined."

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"Somehow grasping at vanishing snowflakes is like grasping at happiness: an act of possession that instantly gives way to nothing."

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"The development of our personalities doesn't take place in isolation, but in relationship with others - we are shaped and completed by unseen, unremembered forces; namely, our parents."

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