The Silent Patient

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Read the Sunday Times and No.1 New York Times bestselling, record-breaking 2019 thriller that everyone is talking about - soon to be a major film. 'Terrific' - THE TIMES Crime Book of the Month 'Smart, sophisticated suspense' - LEE CHILD 'Absolutely brilliant' - STEPHEN FRY 'A totally original psychological mystery' - DAVID BALDACCI 'One of the best thrillers I've read this year' - CARA HUNTER 'The pace and finesse of a master' - BBC CULTURE ALICIA Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet - and to prove to her ...

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Jan 28, 2019

A joy to read

When Alicia's husband is found tied up next to her shot 5 times at point blank she is sentenced for his murder. But she hasn't spoken a word since that day, not even in her defence - so what really happened?

The Silent Patient was one of those stories that was just a joy to read. I put down my notes page and found myself completely hooked on the story - finishing it in almost one session! It's well crafted, switching perspectives between psychologist Theo and snippets from Alicia's diary which drip feed you just enough information to keep you guessing throughout. The plot itself is well paced, it never felt like it was dragging or being drawn out. There were some very well-rounded characters in the book as well - most of them not particularly nice but this helped to leave you guessing what happened to Alicia right up until the final moments.

No spoilers of course but the ending is brilliant - very well thought out and surprised me completely which was lovely. I've read quite a lot of thrillers this year already so I was worried I was beginning to find them a little predictable but this one left me in shock!

This is a rather short review but that is because it was just a joy to read - go pick it up and see for yourself! Thank you to NetGalley & Orion Publishing Group for a chance to read the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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