This is a honest, spoiler free review and age rating of The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.
Alicia Berenson lives a life that is perfect… on the outside. She is a famous painter and her husband Gabriel is a well-known fashion photographer. They have everything they could want: a beautiful house in a desirable neighborhood and true love for each other. However, one day when Gabriel returns home from a shoot late, Alicia shoots him five times in the face. She hasn’t spoken a word since. Alicia is kept out of the spotlight in The Grove, a mental hospital in London. Shut away from everything she knows and loves, Alicia becomes The Silent Patient. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited for the opportunity to work with Alicia. But why is he so obsessed with unraveling the truth when everyone knows Alicia killed her husband?
This was a fast paced psychological thriller that kept me intrigued from beginning to end. The main characters as well as side characters are what kept me reading. The dynamic between Alicia and Theo was so interesting and I did not see the twist coming.
I throughly enjoyed Alex Michaelides writing style and would be interested in reading his newest book: The Maidens.
I feel like there’s not a whole lot I can say without spoiling things. If you are looking for a psychological thriller I would definitely recommend this one.
I would give The Silent Patient a rating of 4/5 stars. It was intriguing and fast paced but it wasn’t the best thing ever.
I would give The Silent Patient an age rating of 15 and up. It has some sexual content without detail, violence, and a few moments that may be triggering for some.
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