I Can’t Keep Quiet About the Silent Patient!

silent patientWhich is why I have to SHOUT FROM THE ROOFTOPS THAT YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK (seriously, it’s really good). Telling the story of a woman who killed her husband and the psychotherapist who can get to the reasons why, The Silent Patient is a book a lot of people have been talking about. And it’s easy to see why.

I picked this up after discovering The Maidens and was quickly drawn into this mystery. The book lends itself to the audiobook format. Michaelides has a brilliant ability to capture different voices, cleverly contrasting the artist’s diary with the doctor’s more clinical notes. I felt like I was inside the psychotherapist’s head, watching with horror as events unfolded.

And once again, the classics references were on point. The myth of Alcestes was artfully incorporated into the plot and used to illustrate difficult themes. It helped to capture the sense of heartbreak and betrayal, exhibiting the realism behind these thrillers. Because these books are better than simply pure entertainment- they have hidden depths. They are filled with pain and truth and snapshots of beauty.

And of course: a fabulous twist (which I won’t be spoiling for you! You’ll just have to read it!!) It was neatly done and boldly executed. I have nothing but good things to say about this book!

Rating: 5/5 bananas

5 bananas

So, have you read this? Do you plan to try it? Let me know in the comments!

10 thoughts on “I Can’t Keep Quiet About the Silent Patient!

  1. This is on my to-read list! I read his other book The Maidens, however, I wasn’t super impressed by that one, everyone I’ve seen talk about it says this one is amazing though! We’ll see when I get around to it though haha

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  2. Hahaha …. I just read another review that said the first 85% was boring, and the last 15% was incredibly twisty and page-turning. Sounds like you had your 3D glasses on and were able to see the hidden depths.

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  3. Ok. Am I a horrible person if I say I guessed the twist? And I remember marking down the spot because I knew my friend who also read it would say how did you know that?

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