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Book Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides ~ #TheSilentPatient

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Ronnie Turner ~ Author & Book Blogger

the silent patient

The Silent Patient


Alex Michaelides

Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.

Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought.

And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?


My Review

Alicia Berenson shoots her husband one evening. Five shots. A swift and brutal conclusion to his life. They were a loving couple. Caring, attentive, happy. Gabriel, a brilliant, sought-after fashion photographer, doted on her. Alicia, a successful yet troubled artist, adored him. Or so it seemed before…

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