The Silent Patient by @AlexMichaelides #bookblogger #bookreviewer #bookcommunity

February 15, 2019     Ami@ Reading Though The Pain     Alex Michaelides, Authors, Book Reviews, Crime, Five Hearts, Psychological Thrillers, Ratings

 

 

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Publisher: Orion

Published Date: 7th February 2019

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Format: Kindle

Buy Now: Amazon

 

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ALICIA
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.

THEO
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?

 

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I came across this book as it has been hyped up on many Facebook groups, Twitter etc. It looked really intriguing from the blurb and I wanted to check it out to see if it lived up to the hype. Let me tell you OMG it absolutely bloody does. Every good comment and review is truly well deserved.

Alicia was an artist married to her husband, everything seemed like she has the perfect life and marriage. Except her struggle with her mental health. And shockingly she is found covered in blood, a gun by her feet and her husband was dead. From that moment, she became completely mute. She didn’t speak for years and nobody could make her speak.

When she was at the trail for the murder of her husband she was charged with murder under diminished responsibility And was admitted into a closed secured psychiatrist hospital ‘The Grove’.

Until Theo saw a job being advised at the grove previously working at broadmore with dangerous mentally insane client. He began his long dedicated journey to making Alicia talk and find out the real reason, she shot her husband 5 times and why she has been totally silent for years. He went above and beyond seeking out her relatives and friends about her childhood and more to understand and figure out Alicia.

I completely connected with Alicia especially her writing in the diary’s and it was very well done and a great understanding of mental illness and how we really think and feel.

I devoured this books in under 6 hours which is my quickest read to date because it was bloody epic!!

This book kept me completely gripped, I could not put this down with every page turn, I had to find out what was going to happen. It’s twisty, unbelievable and fast-paced.

Definitely one of the best books I’ve read this year.

 

 

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