Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.
Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.
Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought.
And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?
I received this book from NetGalley and am pleased to be able to share my review as follows:
I thoroughly enjoyed this compelling psychological thriller.
The writing style is just perfect for me – well written and straight to the point without the long drawn-out descriptive pages that often find their way into books. This was written to be an experience where you are carried along with the plot so much so that it could be read in a single sitting. I found it very difficult to put it down and even when I did I was constantly thinking about the characters.
I would recommend this book without hesitation.
- PUBLISHER: Orion/Orion Publishing Group
- PUBLICATION DATE: 7 February 2019
- GENRE: Mystery & Thrillers
- ISBN: 9781409181613
About the Author – Alex Michaelides
Born in Cyprus to a Greek-Cypriot father and English mother, I studied English literature at Cambridge University and got my MA in screenwriting at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
I wrote the film The Devil You Know (2013) starring Rosamund Pike and co-wrote The Con is On (2018), starring Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Parker Posey and Sofia Vergara.
THE SILENT PATIENT is my first novel.