The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 3:45pm -- JGranatino

Famed artist Alicia Berenson has been convicted of her wealthy husband’s murder and sent to an institution for the criminally insane, remaining silent throughout her arrest, trial and incarceration. Psychotherapist Theo Faber is keenly interested in her case, especially when he sees her last painting entitled “Alcestis”, which he believes to be a key in finding out her possible motive for the crime. He secures a position at the institution and gradually works his way to meeting with Alicia, trying to gain her trust and break her silence. Alicia’s journal entries are woven into the storyline, adding more suspense as you begin to understand her state of mind prior to the murder. Twists and turns in this debut novel skillfully keep the reader guessing as to motive, with a shocking conclusion. Perfect for fans of psychological thrillers from authors Fiona Barton, Ruth Ware and Paula Hawkins.

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