Wednesday, 25 January 2023

# bookreview # english

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

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Title: The Silent Patient

Author: Alex Michaelides

Pages: 339

Genre: Mystery, Crime Fiction, Psychological Thriller

Publisher: Orion Books

Year published: 2019

ISBN: 9781409181637


Alicia Berenson lived a seemingly perfect life until one day six years ago. When she shot her husband in the head five times. 

Since then she hasn't spoken a single word. It's time to find out why.

I've so many good things about this book and finally got myself a preloved copy and finish reading it like  in December last year. Back to the review - the story starts off slow with the character introduction and the background of the story. Easing me into the story of Theo's personal mission of getting Alicia to talk again and find out what actually happened that faithful day six years ago.

The book was written in two perspectives - one of Theo's pov and the other one is through the diary of Alicia. So, even though I never 'heard' Alicia's voice, her story is still being told. As many other readers out there, I am rooting really hard for Theo to succeed in making Alicia talk again and finally proves her innocents. Or so I thought.

There was so much twist and turns to the story that I definitely did not see coming. All these turns are making me confused and suspects of everything and everyone. It was so hard to predict the end game for each character and when it turns out the way it did, I was left stunned and in a state of disbelief. Yeah, I really couldn't accept the way it ended. There was so kind of anger but also satisfaction as it was not really what I expected it to be! So glad to read books with different ending than I thought. Bruised my reader-ego a little but yeah, keep me on my toe.

The writing and the story was brilliant! The writer was able to keep me hooked and I really had a hard time to put the book down. The suspense, the mystery, everything was present at the right place to keep me entertained. Sure it was one of my greatest read of last year. I love it so much!


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