“Alicia Berenson was thirty-three years old when she killed her husband.” –The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Hello Goodie Two Shoes!
I don’t remember where I heard about this book first, but since I’ve learned of it’s existence, it has been on my tbr.
While I was visiting my friend (more about that here) we went to Lake City Books. I found it, picked it up, and I bought it! Along with Sandro the turtle, a beautiful copy of Jane Austen’s novels, and a bookmark I have since lost.
The premise is what really grabbed me, and for awhile, it’s the only thing that was keeping me reading.
But the prose was good enough that I didn’t want to stop, and it was also a pretty quick read.
And then that ending. 😳
I was completely taken by surprise, in the best way. I never would have guessed the ending, and then I kept getting plot twist after plot twist.
But also I think I found a plot hole? Maybe not, but there was something weird I’ll talk about later.
Alicia Berenson murdered her husband and then never spoke again.
Psychotherapist Theo Faber makes it his mission to save her.
This book worked. I didn’t realize it was a mystery until towards the end, but that aspect of it worked well.
The only think that I thought was a sort of plot hole was the weather mentioned. I could be wrong, but I want to read it again and check a few things out.
The set up was done really well, it kept my reading.
Even though I couldn’t guess the plot twists, they still worked.
There was some language, and an intimate scene, but it wasn’t described too much.
Uh, well, I was kind of bored throughout the story, and the end got me.
I really can’t talk much about this story because I don’t want to give away the ending, but I highly recommend it.
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Thank you for reading!
Stay fun! I’ll see you in the next one.