The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: Book Review

Good hello, friends! Happy Thursday! Ain’t no party, like a review party!! If you can’t tell, I’m really excited for this review because I believe this is my first review for an adult thriller.

My Lame Synopsis: A woman can’t seem to talk after experiencing a trauma and the main character goes out of his way to help. Goodreads

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My Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

I think I need a fact check that this is a debut book. The writing was so good that it’s hard to believe that The Silent Patient is his first book. I was very intrigued by the concept, that’s what pulled me in to pick it up. I wanted to know why the woman wouldn’t/couldn’t talk. One could say that the silent woman is a commentary on society; women are suppose to have their roles, be quiet, that they’re oversensitive, etc.

Now for the mystery aspect of the book. I was, at times, tense throughout my whole body reading to see what happens. When I started to relax, thinking I figured it out. Something happens and I have no idea again. I was really kept guessing the whole time. I really loved this detective-like feel to the mystery, it was exactly what I wanted out the book.

The Silent Patient is definitely a strong case for mental health, but also the fact that one doesn’t know what other people go through. We have play important roles in each other’s lives and we are often not aware of the effect we have.

As always, thanks for reading!


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