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Reviewed in India on 29 October 2019
"Her lips were pale, bloodless; they fluttered occasionally but formed no words, made no sounds. She answered no questions. She could not, would not, speak."
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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is the story of Alicia Berenson, a skilled painter, who mercilessly killed her husband. She refuses to speak after this incident and turns silent for years. She is termed evil, monstrous and mad by the people around her. She is then admitted to The Grove for her treatment. Theo Faber, a psychotherapist in The Grove tries his best to help and fix her.
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There are so many questions which the readers might have in their mind when they'll read this book- What is the reason behind Alicia's silence? What was her state of mind during the entire incident? Why is Theo drawn towards her? Why does he want to help her?
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I was totally immersed in the story and life of Alicia. I just couldn't put the book down even for a minute. I kept thinking about possible culprits and different scenarios. The twist towards the end was absolutely shocking and totally unexpected.
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I loved the fact that this book explores one's subconscious and unconscious mind. I have read a little about psychoanalysis and Freud's work so I was very much interested and intrigued throughout the book. Also, the author has drawn a parallel to the Greek tragedy named Alcestis which has made this book more interesting.
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I'm highly impressed by the author's work and this book is a must read for everyone who enjoys the thriller genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A mind-blowing thriller with an unexpected twist! A must read for all
By shivani.rohella on 29 October 2019
"Her lips were pale, bloodless; they fluttered occasionally but formed no words, made no sounds. She answered no questions. She could not, would not, speak."
🎨🔪
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is the story of Alicia Berenson, a skilled painter, who mercilessly killed her husband. She refuses to speak after this incident and turns silent for years. She is termed evil, monstrous and mad by the people around her. She is then admitted to The Grove for her treatment. Theo Faber, a psychotherapist in The Grove tries his best to help and fix her.
🎨🔪
There are so many questions which the readers might have in their mind when they'll read this book- What is the reason behind Alicia's silence? What was her state of mind during the entire incident? Why is Theo drawn towards her? Why does he want to help her?
🎨🔪
I was totally immersed in the story and life of Alicia. I just couldn't put the book down even for a minute. I kept thinking about possible culprits and different scenarios. The twist towards the end was absolutely shocking and totally unexpected.
🎨🔪
I loved the fact that this book explores one's subconscious and unconscious mind. I have read a little about psychoanalysis and Freud's work so I was very much interested and intrigued throughout the book. Also, the author has drawn a parallel to the Greek tragedy named Alcestis which has made this book more interesting.
🎨🔪
I'm highly impressed by the author's work and this book is a must read for everyone who enjoys the thriller genre.
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