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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meslee4
Jan 05, 2020

This book literally gave me chills! I ripped through it so quickly and was so taken aback at the end. Wow!

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elyse0513
Jan 03, 2020

Mystery prompt

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hez
Dec 26, 2019

I did not like this book. Yes it keeps you guessing however I found none of the characters were fleshed out nor could I develop any empathy for any of them. Perhaps the superficial was what the author was aiming for. When I finished the book I felt I had wasted my time. I kept waiting for something more. It's not the first best seller that I couldn't connect with.

IndyPL_LindsayH Dec 09, 2019

If you want a book that keeps you guessing this is the one for you. You won`t be able to put it down. Which narrator is telling the truth?? Read this book to find out.

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gohawkeyes
Dec 05, 2019

Fast read that kept me guessing until the end.

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swathikilingaru
Nov 23, 2019

Initially I thought it’s not my type of book. But later story picked up. One side you read Theos Faber story another side Alicia .. beautifully written. Five star for this. Very interesting thriller. I could not keep book aside just read finished it in one and half days. Must read if you like physiological thriller.

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2303tes
Nov 09, 2019

Kept me interested and I didn't see the end coming.

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cknightkc
Nov 02, 2019

THE SILENT PATIENT is an impressive debut by author Alex Michaelides. It’s a mostly solid psychological thriller that held my attention throughout the book (even though I figured out the “twist” before the reveal). With short chapters and an intriguing plot, THE SILENT PATIENT is a quick read that will keep you entertained late into the night.

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literarygene
Nov 01, 2019

Kept me reading due to the unique plot and informational knowledge of psychology. Lack of character depth for main female character and her spouse compared to the other two male characters in novel. Would recommend novel overall b/c of unique plot.

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Eil_1
Oct 17, 2019

Many likes and dislikes with this book. Personally, I enjoyed it very much. The plot was well-conceived and held my attention throughout. The conclusion rolled out smoothly with a twist that I hadn't expected. I'd recommend this intense and unique novel.

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