REVIEW: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

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Book Title: The Silent Patient
Author: Alex Michaelides
Series: None
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction
Published: February 5th 2019 by Celadon Books


Alicia Berenson is condemned to a psychiatric unit for the murder of her husband in a murder–suicide attempt.  Much attention is focused on Alicia as she has remained silent since the fatal incident. Six years later, Psychotherapist Theo Faber is offered the opportunity to work with Alicia and goes through great lengths to break her silence. Will he succeed or will the impact that Alicia has on him ultimately consume him?

The story is told from Theo’s perspective throughout his treatment of Alicia and the downfalls in his personal life. The reader is also offered splattered pages of Alicia’s diary—given to her as a coping mechanism in dealing with the mental health issues she suffered from. Within, she outlines moments in her life leading up to the murder of…

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