The Silent Patient

Author: Alex Michaelides

Review:

In one word if the book has to be described…. its intrigue.

Alicia Berenson leads a so called perfect life with her Photographer husband Gabriel. Alicia is a gifted artist. But in addition to what meets the eye there is a lot of depth in her paintings which makes her a class apart. That perhaps is also the crux of the entire story. The story is narrated by a psychotherapist Theo Faber.

The plot is about how Alicia killed Gabriel in cold blood. However the next six years of her life are spent in total silence in the Groove, a secure forensic unit in London. She had been hidden from the prying tabloids after she became famous post the crime.

The author has woven the track so well connecting different dots across different layers that you are bound to it from the beginning and the end….. well that is the best part of the book. It riles you as you are caught totally unawares.

Though the book comes under the thriller genre, I would classify it as a well researched psychological study. Brilliant portrayal of the characters’ psyche is what is most appealing.

A must read…..

Available on amazon.

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