REVIEW: The Silent Patient


This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.


I don’t read that many thrillers but when I heard about The Silent Patient, I knew that I had to read it.

The Silent Patient is all about Alicia, a painter who shot her husband in the face and has remained silent ever since. Even after being admitted to The Grove, she hasn’t said a single word. When Theo, a psychotherapist, joins the team at The Grove, he is determined to find out the truth about what happened that night.

What follows is an intense novel that makes you question everything you read. The smallest detail becomes crucial in just a few chapters and the final twist is…sublime. It’s hard to tell you much more than that without giving anything away but trust me when I say that this is a fantastically constructed thriller that leaves you wondering what or who you can trust. It is brilliant at packing in the twists and turns that make me enjoy a thriller!

It’s hard to talk about the characters I like when I didn’t know who to trust but I can’t deny that there was something about the characters that I was drawn to. I desperately wanted to know Alicia’s story, and to a slightly lesser extent, Theo’s. It is the investment in these characters that makes the twists all the more impactful.

It is clear that there is something enticing in Alex Michaelides’s writing and that The Silent Patient is a perfect example for this!

I might even have to read some more thrillers since I enjoyed this so much!

Kelly x


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