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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Monday, December 02, 2019

The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Celadon Books; (February 5, 2019)
ISBN-10: 1250301696

Amazon Review:

The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband―and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.
Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations―a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....

This was a good  murder mystery.  I like when a book is trying to get answers to "secrets" in order to find out who murdered the victim .  The book had very short chapters.. always a good point for me, and moved along rather quickly.  Either that or because the book before this was nearly 500 pgs this one seemed short! 

I seem to enjoy books that has a person who can't talk or their memory is not what it should be.. this one fit the bill !  A enjoyable , fast read.


Blogger Cath said...

Wow, this one sounds excellent, Sis! I want to ask what the outcome was. LOL

And I like short chapters too. It's the only reason I'm managing to get through Moby Dick... it has short chapters!

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