The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – 4 stars

The Silent Patient begins with Alicia telling us how much she loves her husband, Gabriel. But Gabriel dies and Alicia stops speaking and is locked away in a psychiatric institution, having been accused of his murder. A psychotherapist becomes fascinated with Alicia’s story and wants desperately to try to help her. Can he break her silence and find out what really happened on the night Alicia was accused of Gabriel’s murder?

This story is told from Alicia and the psychotherapist’s points of view. We find out much about both of their lives from first-person accounts.

My feelings about this book are hard to summarize. I was enticed by the plot and eager to get through the book to see what happened, but somehow happy when it concluded. I didn’t form a sympathetic attachment to any of the characters, except the elderly therapist, Ruth. The ending was somewhat predictable but still worthy of an enthusiastic nod.

Overall, this Psychological Thriller was a bit dark and menacing, but I think it was written well since it held my attention, minus the unnecessary foul language that ruined my true enjoyment of it. Owing to that I would not read this author’s books again, so I can’t recommend it.

This was an audiobook obtained through my local library.

Have a great weekend everyone!! 😃

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13 thoughts on “The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

  1. Glad it held your attention Laurie! I don’t know why authors have to use foul language! Sorry it ruined your enjoyment, but I wholeheartedly understand! ❤

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    • Hi, Diana. Yes, the f-bombs are too much for me. I don’t like that. One of my favorite Thriller authors, Charlie Donlea, writes amazing books and he does it without excessive profanity. I was listening to The Silent Patient, and could have done without the foul mouth. Without it, a solid 4.5 stars.
      Thanks for stopping by. 🤗

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