Title: The Silent Patient
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
No. of pages: 352
Genre: Psychological thriller
Publication date: February 5th 2019
Date read: May 8th 2019
After shooting her husband in the face, five times, Alicia Berenson is admitted to a mental institution. To no avail: after being admitted she doesn’t speak a word, to anyone. Psychotherapist Theo Faber has made it his goal to create an environment for Alicia, so that she will eventually talk about what’s happened.
I loved reading The Silent Patient and I read it in only two days. I was simply hooked and had a hard time putting it down once I started reading. Michaelides did a great job with story building in The Silent Patient and the plot twists were just great! The solution to the story crossed my mind a couple of times, but I didn’t know how it all could fit. In the end it all fit perfectly! The details of the human’s psychology in the book made me question if Michaelides was a bit more than a writer. His bio at the end told me that he based this story on his experiences as a psychotherapist (although I can’t find this information on the internet), which made my reading experience of The Silent Patient even better. It just all felt right!