What is your favorite thriller novel?
I’ve been hearing a lot about The Silent Patient and I was very excited to win it through a giveaway on Instagram from @booknerdwatercolor. I finally read it last week and I couldn’t put this book down!
Alicia Berenson is a famous painter married to her beloved husband, photographer Gabriel. One night when Gabriel returns late from work, Alicia shoots him five times in the face. She never speaks a word again but does paint a haunting self-portrait. Psychotherapist, Theo Faber, is obsessed by Alicia’s story and jumps at a chance at a new job at the facility where she is staying. He wants to work with her and get her to talk again. Will Alicia finally reveal what made her snap?
I loved the short chapters that kept the plot moving through this novel. I found the mystery to be very intriguing. I really wanted to know why Alicia wouldn’t talk and what caused her to murder her husband. Unfortunately, I did figure most of this one out. I had read an Agatha Christie novel in the last few months with a similar reveal. If I wouldn’t have read that book, I don’t think I would have figured it out.
“Alicia Berenson was thirty-three years old when she killed her husband.” – Great First Line!
“We’re all crazy I believe, just in different ways.”
“Love that doesn’t include honesty doesn’t deserve to be called love.”
Overall, The Silent Patient was a riveting thriller.
Book Source: Won from @booknerdwatercolor on Instagram. Thank-you!