The Silent Patient (Paperback)
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"When was the last time a book really threw you for a loop? The Silent Patient should be next on that list. We meet Theo, a forensic psychotherapist who endeavours to help a particularly difficult (silent) patient, Alicia, after she murders her husband and stops speaking altogether. Theo has his own unfortunate childhood to deal with, which clashes with his professional life in a delectable thriller that I couldn’t put down. Your instincts take a back seat in this story, which TRULY keeps you guessing until the very end. While this story does take its time with fleshing out the characters and their experiences, this allows the reader to become fully invested in your eventually outburst with the twist at the end. I wish I could read this book again for the first time. I would probably still drop the book right onto the floor from shock, all over again. If you’re looking for a refreshing thriller/mystery, do not pass this debut up."
February 2019 Indie Next List
“The Silent Patient is an outstanding thriller centered on a spellbinding mystery with a shocking twist; in other words, you are going to love this book. Alicia was a talented painter and devoted wife until the night she was discovered still as a statue and covered in blood, having apparently killed her husband. The answer as to why has remained locked inside of Alicia, who stops speaking following the murder. Six years later, Theo, a young psychologist, is determined to get the mysterious Alicia to spill all of her secrets. The final surprise will have you rethinking every riveting scene in this brilliant debut.”
— Luisa Smith, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA