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The Silent Patient
The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
Famous artist Alicia Berenson shoots her husband in the head five times, and then never speaks again. Five years later, Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber must find a way to get Alicia to talk if he wants to treat her. Only then can he unravel the shocking events of that tragic night five years before... Sold in over 15 territories, and film rights snapped up by an Oscar winning production company, THE SILENT PATIENT is the most gripping thriller - with the single most shocking twist - of 2019.
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cewilf
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I ended up actually finishing this! And really enjoyed it. The plot was engrossing and I needed to know what would happen next.

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cewilf
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Borrowed from a friend. I‘ve been in such a slump lately; hopefully, this one hooks me.

Bookzombie I hope so too! 💕🐈‍⬛ 1w
readordierachel I've heard good things about this one. Hope it works for you! 1w
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MicrobeMom
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I have so been loving my winter break. Time with my kids, hubby, and dogs. But also time@to read. Starting this one this morning.

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DieAReader
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#WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs #Challenge2021 #ChristmasMyWay #Wintercosy #AVerryMerryReadathon #WrapItUpReadathon

This kept me on my toes! Great read & I very much enjoyed it♥️

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TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 3w
CoverToCoverGirl 👏🏻👏🏻✅ next…. 🙂 3w
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DieAReader
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#WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs #ChristmasMyWay #Challeng2021 #LitsyLaughs

I, now give myself permission to no longer feel bad about my own similar thoughts (on several different occasions🤷🏻‍♀️)

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Andrew65 🤣🤣🤣🙈 3w
DieAReader @Andrew65 🤣🤷🏻‍♀️🤫😂 3w
CoverToCoverGirl 🧐🤔🤣🙈 just sayin‘ 🤷🏼‍♀️I nearly spit my wine out! 3w
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Conservio
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A few years ago I started a personal tradition of reading in Christmas Eve.

The book I‘m reading tonight! It‘s for a bookclub and nothing says “Joy” and “Peace to Mankind” like a thriller/Mystery!
#tradition #christmaseve

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DieAReader
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#WinterGames #MistletoeManiacs #Challenge2021 #ChristmasMyWay

#LibraryLoan #ImpulseReads #FlippedMySleepScedule #ICanSleepWhenImDead #IBlametheMeds 💊

Sleep?!?🤣 It‘s been a matter highly overacted these last few weeks. Even after a glass of🍷I had hoped to be “tired”, unfortunately no such luck. In my head, that means that reading🤓📚is the only logical solution.

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Andrew65 I know this feeling lately! Hope the situation improves for you 4w
CoverToCoverGirl It‘s terrible when you don‘t get enough sleep 😴 Sorry this is happening to you. Hopefully things will improve soon. Reading a book of course, is the obvious choice when you just can‘t sleep. 📚 4w
DieAReader @Andrew65 @CoverToCoverGirl In a sad way, I‘ve mostly learned to adapt to the flip switch (minus some😡🤬at times). Apparently I was like this even as a child🤣🤣 4w
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mtippett
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If there were any book I could rate more than a pick, this would be the one. It was recommended to me by my best friend, who I will forever be in debt to for it. The writing. The plot. The characters. Everything. Just utter brilliance. I have no critique that would make this book better than it already is. I will never stop praising this book, nor will I ever get over the ending. An absolute psychological thriller if I‘ve ever read one.

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Went to a friend‘s baby shower this afternoon. Totally needed a bathroom and a coffee afterwards and the closest place to get those was Barnes and Noble, so...
#bookhaul Let‘s just call this a reward for finishing another grad school class, right? Right 😉

Suet624 Perfect reward. 1mo
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lilpumpkin2.0
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December 10, 2021 Man! It has been a while since i last posted. I have been swamped with school and I still am swamped. I felt like reading SO I picked up this book and read from where I stopped. The book is getting intense and I cannot stop!!!!!

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DieAReader
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#WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs #Challenge2021

When😴 holds no appeal, there are always books to be read🥰♥️

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LiteraryinLawrence I thought this book was soooo good. Hope you like it! 1mo
Trashcanman ❤️ 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl Truth! 1mo
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The story is about a very artistic couple, the husband, Gabriel, who‘s a famous photographer and his wife, Alicia, a painter. We learn about their relationship and how in love they are until we hear that gabriel was brutally killed right in front of Alicia. However, we don‘t know if Alicia actually killed him people are just making assumptions because she was found in the house with each other‘s blood everywhere.

mady.kocsis She is sent to court for the murder of her husband but while litigation is continuing, she paints her most famous painting called the “alcestis”. People start hearing about her trial and her new painting which cause even more people to speak their mind about what really happened and that she‘s just a murderer who was after her husbands money who deserves to be punished. 1mo
mady.kocsis During the litigations, the judge brings up her past mental health issues and then is soon admitted to the Grove, a psychiatric hospital run by Professor Diomedes. All this attention over Alicia catches the eye of one person in particular, named Theo. 1mo
mady.kocsis He is fascinated with the story of Alicia and wants to get to the bottom of what actually happened and to hear her side of the story. So he takes a leap in his career and applies for a job at the grove, hoping to treat Alicia. 1mo
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mady.kocsis If you like books that are suspenseful thrillers that always keep you guessing, then you‘ll enjoy this book a lot.
The theme in this book so far is staying hidden from the truth. Alicia is persistent on staying silent and keeping what really happened that night to herself, and a secret that only she knows for now.
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MissYaremcio Oooo this looks like a fantastic read! Nicely done Mady! And cute pupper! 6/6 1mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂
Check out #LitsyEvents for a varied listing of fun-related happenings within this neighborhood of fellow readers.🤗
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Book #63: The problem with me reading thrillers is that I must binge read them to find out what happens as quickly as possible. I partially predicted the twist but I was not expecting the reasons and details behind it. I saw this was being adapted for film… hope it comes out some time soon!

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Lexeegee
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Lived up to the hype! 🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨

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Lauren890
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Excellent thriller! Some suspension of belief was required but some good twists in the story as well. I still think The Push is my favorite thriller this year, but this one is definitely second.

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Nute
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I had heard that there is a BIG twist at near-end of this book shortly after it‘s publication. There was a lot of buzz, so of course, when you know that something surprising or startling is coming up, you spend all of your time in Sherlock Holmes mode - trying to solve the mystery, trying to see around the corner from the straightaway, trying to deflate the jolting moment, well before it happens.👇🏽

Nute This story is pure psychological thriller. I was not here for literary enlightenment…just a thrill ride. It delivers on that premise…fast, tingly, magnetic with enough backdrop on the two protagonists to make the reader care about their outcome and some attention to the plight of mental health care and the consequence of adverse childhood experiences on later health status. I appreciated the raising of awareness.👇🏽 2mo
Nute Remember, not here for deep thinking. Okay with tropes. Okay with implausibility. Okay with the means justifying the end (Why did Kathy say “Yes?” IDK!🤷🏽‍♀️). Plot problems - bypass.😶 Sexism (drugged up silent “Siren” working some kind of magical seduction in the Psych Ward) - WTF….conclusion: BS!!!😐 But what this story did BEST was the Unexpected Thing!👇🏽 (edited) 2mo
eanderson 100% agree with your review! This book caught me off guard and it was awesome! 2mo
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cinda.marie Great review! Well-said and I completely agree! 2mo
Kdgordon88 What a compelling review.! It puts this book back on my radar. 2mo
Nute ***Sorry for the interruptions. Writing this while at work***

👆🏽I didn‘t see that Thing coming for miles around even with my Sherlock Holmes hat and pipe in place (Did you?). When it reveled itself, I was flabbergasted. I had to read those last few pages again and revisit previous chapters to hunt for clues.
Recommended just for that sheer craziness or brilliance!
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BeaG I absolutely loved this book. I couldn‘t start a new for days because I kept thinking about this one. 2mo
Nute @eanderson Thank you, Ms. Elisabeth!💕 That Unexpected Thing should make the Best Twist List!😄 2mo
Nute @cinda.marie Thank you, Ms. Cinda!💕 2mo
Nute @Kdgordon88 Thank you, Ms. Debra!💕 I hear you…I‘m feeling like I should have this book a whole lot sooner just to be in the know of that twisty detail. Let me know what you think when you get around to this book.🙂 2mo
Nute @BeaG It definitely begs some afterthought! 2mo
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peaches424
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I loved this and especially the audiobook version. It was paced very well, fast enough to keep me interested but slow enough to develop the characters. I really enjoyed it.

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kyvennslibrary
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This book was WILD

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Nute
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Saturday morning. Book club reading. It doesn‘t feel like a hustle this time because this story pulls the reader along at rocket propulsion speed.🚀

IamIamIam 👏👏👏👏 2mo
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SandieForsythe
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This was awesome!! Loved the twists and turns! I did not want to put it down!!

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RaeLovesToRead
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#bookspin and #doublespin for November 🖤

I'm quite excited about these picks, but preparing myself for disappointment over the Witcher series: I've heard that Andrzej Sapkowski is not a fan of the videogame series and The Witcher 3 was one of my favourite videogames of all time!

Yuki_Onna The Silent Patient was so good! 👏 3mo
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iamcourtneyb
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Can‘t wait to get into these two! Maybe during fall break because as a middle school language arts teacher I seem to have no time during the year to read for myself 😕

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StaceGhost
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Started reading for @TheAromaofBooks at 7 this morning with this thrilling read— as soon as I guessed what the narrator was hiding it all became sooo much creepier! Eliot couldn‘t believe it when I told him haha

Yuki_Onna 🤩 3mo
AmyG Awww ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts Adorable 3mo
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BookwormM What a cutie 🥰 3mo
StaceGhost Thanks! He‘s the best 🥰 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Hopefully the big reveal didn't scare Eliot too much! 😂 3mo
Nute That‘s the perfect expression on his face for the twist in this book! 2mo
StaceGhost @Nute haha! I know! It was so funny! I think toddlers know way more than we give them credit for lol 2mo
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Littlewolf1
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Hey ladies… I‘m so excited about this round. These four books have been on my TBR forever, three of them just sitting on my shelves waiting to be read. What are you thinking?

Readergrrl Oooh, I‘ve heard Dark Matter was really good!! 3mo
Alfrazier21 I‘ve read Dark Matter and the Silent Patient! The other two sound good!! 3mo
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sparrowssavvy
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This book has so much hype going in. Overall it was a great story, so I really enjoyed that. However I think it could have been better written. I felt more subtlety and layering would have really made this book into something remarkable. That said, it was enjoyable but I felt it could have been better.

CarolynM I agree 3mo
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PhyllisH
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I finished #bookspin number nine,TBR - my choice. I‘m not a big fan of the suspense/thriller genre, but I did enjoy this one.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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I saw it now. I would never be safe. Never be loved. All my hopes, dashed—all my dreams, shattered—leaving nothing, nothing. My father was right—I didn‘t deserve to live. I was—nothing. That‘s what Gabriel did to me. That‘s the truth. I didn‘t kill Gabriel. He killed me. All I did was pull the trigger.

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BeeMagical
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Book 101🎧
Although I figured it out early, this was still a super interesting listen! Total suspense of waiting to see if she will speak or not🤐

He wants to help her see more clearly, but the dead don‘t speak💀

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anniebannanie
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Literally could not put this book down. It was good in the way that I sat on my couch afterwards in silence.

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Skeeterisme
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Whoa

MehoLovesReading That was my reaction too 😂 4mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

MUST READ ! My opinion still the same ! I love everything about the book. Second time reading this book! Still my favorite book… if you didn‘t read it please read it ! It will keep your attention

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Lucy_Anywhere
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First book down for #bookspinbingo and it feels like I‘m the last person in the world to read this thriller 😂 The Silent Patient was a page turner and I really wanted to know what was going on but I‘m not sure how I felt about the big twist… @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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RiaWritten
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Audiostitching over and the book was...meh. the author has some writing quirks I didn't love and the ending sort of made me roll my eyes to the heavens but it held my attention. Probably won't be going back for more Michaelides though.

CarolynM Totally agree. 5mo
dragondrool I was so underwhelmed by this book and the ho-hum ending. 4mo
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RiaWritten
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Audio stitching today! Almost done with the book and just starting the cross stitch. Interested to see how this wraps up...

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cinda.marie
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I sometimes hesitate to read a book with all sorts of rave reviews. I think it makes me expect too much. But this story kept me on the edge of my seat for three days. It would‘ve been one day, but life got in the way (you know, eating and sleeping). As for the ending, you may guess part of it, but you won‘t guess all. A good story that reminded me a little of Hatter Fox. A few similarities there.

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CarolynM
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Thrillers are not my favourite reading. This one was okay, I guess, it kept me turning the pages. The writing is pretty ordinary (almost every character was introduced with a perfunctory physical description such as "plump" or "well-built", a reference to age, a reference to their nationality/ethnicity - so lazy!) & some events stretched credibility. I knew pretty much where it was going very early, but there was an extra twist. #LMPBC #GroupZ

LeeRHarry My thoughts exactly - I had heard so much praise for this one that I thought it was worth a shot - thrillers really aren‘t my thing, I should just come to terms with that 😏 5mo
CarolynM @LeeRHarry It's good to read different things from time to time🙂 Every now and then I come across a thriller I enjoy, but I suspect most thriller fans wouldn't think much of the ones I like. 5mo
TheLudicReader That book was a lot of fuss for nothing, imho. 5mo
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AlaMich I didn‘t get the hype about this either. 5mo
Cathythoughts I do like a good literary thriller.. I bailed on this one 👍🏻 5mo
CarolynM @Cathythoughts Good call👍 5mo
Tanisha_A Super review! I didn‘t get the hype either, it was okay 5mo
Amiable Great review! 5mo
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CarolynM
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Getting started. #LMPBC #GroupZ

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BekaReid
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I was intrigued and engaged from page 1.

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Starting off the morning with a bit of reading before work. After reading The Maidens, I had to get The Silent Patient and am loving it so far!

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Yuki_Onna
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1. Egyptian! I used to pretend I was Cleopatra as a child... 😅 Still love Ancient Egypt - and so nearly would have studied Ancient Egypt studies as one of my majors...

2. Japan and Ireland. Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece. The list goes on, but those are the absolute favourites...

3. Tagged. Loved the thrill, discussion of mental health and interwoven Greek myth of Alcestis...

Always tagging the same ones... 😅❤Hope you don't mind, lovelies!

RaeLovesToRead Thanks for the tag! I'll have a think about answers! 😊 5mo
ozma.of.oz Some fantastic answers! Thanks for sharing them! 5mo
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cephellapod
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I can‘t decide if I like this book or not. Quite frankly, I as shocked by the ending, though I probably shouldn‘t have been. It was a pleasant surprise in some way though..

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Kenziejo
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Another #BOTM success and my #bookspin book for the month. I really enjoyed this tale. What a wild ride. That cover has quite a creepy feeling to it.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Loved the twists in this one, and I think it'll make for a great book club discussion!

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Eggbeater
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This is my second time reading this book because I'm rereading it for a book club. I wanted to see what it was like reading through it when I knew the ending already. I still had trouble picking up on cues. This book was very clever in spite of some glaring discrepancies.

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kimmypete1
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This was definitely only going to be a so-so book for me until that ending!! @Eggbeater @midnightbookgirl awyr

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Jhullie
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I read some mixed reviews on this one but I have to say that I enjoyed it. The final twist totally shocked me and I love it when that happens. I floundered a bit at the beginning as the characters were being introduced and ‘fleshed out‘ but The pace picked up and I was ultimately carried away by the story.

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Reagan
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Alicia Berenson kills her husband and stops talking.

Unpopular opinion, this was 400+ pages of being slapped across the face with red herrings. I think it‘s really hard for books with this much hype to live up to it past a certain point.

BRB_ImReading So true 7mo
BkClubCare I thought it awful. And so disrespectful of women. 7mo
TheLudicReader I really didn‘t get why this book was so popular. It was easy to read, but just….unbelievable and the main character just so unpalatable. 7mo
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“We are drawn to this profession because we are damaged - we study psychology to heal ourselves. Whether we are prepared to admit this or not is another question”