The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
BOTM copy; all opinions are my own
Why yes, it did take me forever to read this book, but I am so glad I finally did. I actually did a buddy read with some BookTok friends and we all absolutely adored it. I gave this one five stars; it was just so so good.
The basic premise is that Alicia Berenson seems to have a good life, until one night she ties up her husband and shoots him dead. Ever since then, she hasn’t spoken a word. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist, and he feels drawn to Alicia, and he finally gets the chance to work with her, hoping he can find a way to make her speak and tell her story.
The book is Theo’s POV, but a couple times throughout we have Alicia’s thoughts in the form of a diary that she kept before murdering her husband. I was so curious as to what had happened to Alicia. Why would she kill her husband? But beyond that – why not talk about it? Was there no defense she could give for doing it? It’s definitely intriguing!
I read this one pretty quick, and it had some twists and turns that really shocked me. I just love when that happens since I read a lot of mysteries and thrillers. If you haven’t read this yet, GET A COPY NOW!!!