The Silent Patient (Alex Michaelides)

Rating: 5 Stars

Synopsis
Despite everything seeming perfect on the outside, one night, Alicia (Gabriel’s wife) shoots her husband five times in the face and never says another word. Not during her trial, where she’s found guilty of murder, not to proclaim her innocence, not even to explain to the mental health professionals at the facility she winds up in. That’s where she meets the criminal psychotherapist, Theo Faber, who’s one mission is to get Alicia talking.

Review (Spoilers)
This book was twisted. The whole time you think you have a general understanding of what the heck you’re reading, only to discover in the last few chapters, that you actually had no idea what was going on! Unreliable narrator! My very favourite books to read always have a narrator who’s not what they seem and I think that’s probably why I enjoyed this book so much.

I know it’s getting mixed reviews but I was honestly shocked by the ending and chilled to the bone with how everything tied together. This novel left me with a shiver and I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it. I cannot say enough good things.

The Silent Patient had everything I need and love in a thriller/mystery novel! I could not put this book down, despite how sick I was with the cold while reading it! A+

If you’re on the fence about this one, just read it!

Boo might look angry but he really enjoyed the book.

Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions are simply my own honest ones and I have not been asked to write this review. Not everyone may agree with my thoughts and that’s okay! I hope you enjoy reading about mine.

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