The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

CONGRATULATIONS-Goodreads Choice Awards Mystery & Thriller Winner

I picked this book up because one of the trainers at the gym was talking about it and he said this might be right up my alley. However, I decided to go into this novel with a clean slate, a blank canvas (no pun intended). I didn’t read any reviews because I didn’t want to see something that would give me any clues, either intentionally or unintentionally. When I know there’s a twist, or if I see hints of something, I usually figure out what’s going on. So I entered this story in the dark, curious to find what I would discover between the pages.This is definitely an experience. For me, the author’s words painted a vivid picture (again, no pun intended). The timeline of the story was a bit hazy at points because the main character, Theo, talks in the past tense, but about a more recent past and a time that seems undefined. I won’t mention anything that could spoil what happens. All I’ll say is that I had several theories, varying in their levels of crazy. When I got to the end, I wasn’t knocked off my chair surprised because I read a LOT of books in this genre, but I also can’t say that I completely saw it coming either. Instead, I found myself trying to retrace steps and get oriented. At some point I feel like I want to read the story again to truly put the puzzle back together in the right order now that I had all the pieces. Alex Michaelides if this is the genre you plan on living in with your books count me in for the next one this was a treat.  




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