The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient

Book - 2019
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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
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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May 14, 2020

I found myself looking forward to time of day where I could pick this back up to read more. The characters were interesting, I was fascinated on where the story would go next- the ending even surprised me which is not easy to do. I look forward to what Alex Michaelides puts out in the future and would recommend the read to friends.

May 06, 2020

This book was on Jimmy Fallon's summer read list. Gave it a go and thought it was an okay read.

Apr 27, 2020

One of the worst books I've read in a long time. The only reason I read, and finished it, was for a book club. Otherwise, I would have quit at chapter 2.

Apr 07, 2020

This one kept me guessing all the way through, excellent plot twist and is a real page turner.

Mar 13, 2020

Such a slooooooow, nothing-happening first half; pretty surprising for a pot-boiler thriller. I was just about ready to put it down when the pace picked up. Then it became very readable but dumb as dirt. But I guess I'm pretty dumb for bothering to finish.

Mar 10, 2020

Absolutely great page turner I couldn’t put it down Not disappointing ending like so many stories of this type Definitely recommend

Mar 06, 2020

Completely implausible connection of characters; what Roger Ebert called "the idiot plot." A good twist at the end, but not sure it's worth the read to get there.

Mar 05, 2020

I read the reviews on this book and realized that some were not so kind. I decided to give it a chance and so glad I did. I found this book an excellent read. I hope this author continues to write more novels. I probably could have read this in one sitting but wanted the suspense to continue. I usually have a good idea who the person of interest is but this one kept be hanging. I only had the book for 7 days and read more than half the first day. It’s that good. Enjoy.

_McGeek_ Mar 04, 2020

I give this a 5/5 for its genre. If you're into psychological thrillers, as I am on some occasions, this book has rich character development, some incredible twists and a perfect setting for the story in central London and at a psychiatric care facility (I read the author worked at a facility like this and has a background in therapy both as a patient and working in care, which shows in the book).
I constantly tried to figure out the ending, and I normally pride myself on predicting/ruining the endings of most things but this took me by surprise. Highly recommend if you're into this genre or just looking for an intense page turner!

Feb 27, 2020

I'm sorry, but I can not see how has been rated so highly. Everyone, and I do mean everyone in it, has been so screwed up by their parents that they are all a mess. I know life can be hard but really? Is everyone this warped and twisted? The surprise ending was ridiculous and dare I say, sick. I know that life can be hard and tragic but completely hopeless and pointless? I don't think so. I had to read this for a book club. I was very disappointed and somewhat irritated that I had to waste my time in this way when there are so many other worthwhile books out there. I now have to expend energy trying to forget what I read- it was that disturbed. Two hours of my life that could have been better spent.

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