The Silent Patient
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The instant #1 New York Times bestseller
"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.
Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.
Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....
Not the best
While well written the novel lumbers along. Admit-fully the end is a twist but it labored to get there.
The ending is...okay.
For someone’s first book I’m impressed. Excellent writing and story telling.
As for the plot...well, there’s a lot of anticipation for the final reveal only to give itself away too soon. Honestly, the journey was riveting until that point.
Nonetheless a promising writer with more great work ahead.
The Silent Patient
Amazing! Will definitely read more of his work.
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Feb 05, 2019
- Publisher: Celadon Books
- Seller: Macmillan
- Print Length: 304 Pages
- Language: English