The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is a thrilling suspense novel which reinforced my belief that I’m very easily misled when it comes to discerning “who done it”!

In this novel which we find a criminal psychotherapist in London named Theo Faber whose fascination with an artist named Alicia leads him to use any means possible to obtain a position at the Grove, a mental institution, where artist Alicia is a patient ever since she supposedly shot and killed her husband. Alicia hasn’t spoken a word since she was discovered standing with slashed wrists next to her husband’s corpse in the living room of their home months prior. Her silence led to her admittance to a mental institution. Based on his own life experiences, Theo thinks he’s the one person who can bring Alicia back to reality.

I think this suspense novel is one of the best I’ve ever read. It contains several twists and turns and a few likely suspects. The ending took me completely by surprise! As stated previously, I am not the best detective when it comes to mystery books, but I’ll wager the ending will amaze many readers with greater knowledge of suspense stories. This is a mystery I highly recommend!

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Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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5 Responses to Perspective

  1. Martie says:

    I’m reading it now! I’ll read your review after I write mine so I’m am not influenced. But so far so good.

  2. dianeledet says:

    I appreciate your compliment. We write reviews differently; one isn’t better than the other. 👍

  3. Martie says:

    You are so sweet.

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