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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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keepingupwiththepenguins
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This might be one you just have to read for yourself to form a complete picture. I‘m not sure it *quite* lives up to the unbelievable hype, but it‘s definitely a decent, pacy read for the next time you want some twists and turns in your literary life. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-silent-patient-alex-michaelides/

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SerenaCrawford
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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amyrohn
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Now that I‘ve finally read this, I can understand why everyone went nuts over it but it just didn‘t do anything for me. I didn‘t like the writing, I didn‘t like the characters, I didn‘t like the convoluted plot twists and the endless red herrings. There was so much suspension of disbelief required for the last couple of chapters to make sense. Unfortunately this one got hyped a little too much for me. Hopefully book club will be a good time.

TheLudicReader I agree. I found it easy to read, but endlessly ridiculous. 🤣 2mo
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amyrohn
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Feels like I‘m the last person in the world to read this but thanks to book club I‘ll finally do it! Cheers to the last train ride from Philly of the year.

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nibech
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is the book that got me out of my recent reading slump. I read this around Halloween and it definitely fit the creepy vibes. Loved this psychological thriller and wasn't expecting the plot twist at the end.

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rwmg
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Reggie What a nice place. 3mo
rwmg @Reggie It's the Starbucks in one of the local malls. A pleasant enough hangout. 3mo
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SMH86
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Very much enjoyed. Keep you interested and trying to figure it out until the end.

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paisleyjess
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I devoured this book. And even though I thought I had it figured out, there were two twists at the end that I didn't see coming at all.

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Balibee146
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Next up. This was #99ponkindle last week.

SpookyDonut I loved this one! Enjoy! 4mo
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Michreader3
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Wow! Although this book felt like it took a little while to get going, the plot twist really took me by surprise. I liked the way the characters were written. Would definitely recommend!

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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What the what?! This was an amazing read, for the most part! Well thought out, but needed at least one more round of editing. The "shower of strings" on the harp took me out of the story briefly. I flew through this in less than 24 hours, staying up way too late to finish it, as it's 3:30 AM...perfect thriller for spooky season if you like psychological novels!

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CSeydel
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Hoooo boy. I may get some side eye over this, but I felt this book needed about 3 more rounds of editing. Great premise, juicy twists, plenty of red herrings, but when all was said and done, the big reveal left too many plot holes. To really nail your twisty thriller, it has to work forward AND backward, and too many things just didn‘t add up once the misdirection was cleared away. Good effort but sloppy execution. #TrappedinaSpookyHouse

CSeydel Oh and another thing that bothered me was the diary entries. Using Alicia‘s diary to fill in backstory from her perspective was a fine idea, but the diary was written in the exact same voice as Theo‘s first-person narration. The entries include full dialogue and dramatic elements intended to create suspense—in other words, not at all the way someone would record events in a diary. 4mo
GondorGirl I've not read this one, but I really enjoyed 4mo
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Beatlefan129
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I‘m not sure why I keep reading thrillers when I end up feeling disappointed every time.I‘m not usually one of those people who can guess a twist before it happens, but even I had some idea of where this story was going.Story is based on the Greek myth of Alcestis who volunteers to die in her husband‘s place. When she is brought back to life, she refuses to speak ever again.Based on the writing style I could tell the author has written screenplays

BarbaraBB I often feel that way too about thrillers. However I recently read one that I really loved, maybe you‘ll like it too: 5mo
Beatlefan129 Thanks for the rec @BarbaraBB , I‘ll have to check it out! 5mo
BarbaraBB Don‘t let the premise discourage you, it seems so weird but it really is a thriller! 5mo
intothehallofbooks I agree with @BarbaraBB! I loved The Passengers! 5mo
bthegood Agree with @BarbaraBB and @intothehallofbooks I listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed 5mo
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451Degrees
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Wowza. Plowed through this in two days and was wholly unprepared for the last thirty pages. I‘m not usually one for psych thrillers but this was one that I couldn‘t put down!

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jamield1911
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I was told by my colleague that this would ruin all psychological thrillers for me as the twist is so insane.
I'll admit, it's fantastic. It's clever. It's quick paced. It's insane. BUT.... I guessed the twist 🤣🤣 even though I guessed the twist (and it's a fucking GENIUS twist) I still threw the book across the room because of the last chapter! What the fuck was that?!?!

5feet.of.fury I liked this one, but I agree it doesn‘t reinvent the genre IMO 😂 7mo
jamield1911 @5feet.of.fury I am FUMING at the last chapter 🤣 7mo
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kwmg40
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A tense psychological thriller that was hard to put down. The ending surprised me.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
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EmiWaltz
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Almost done reading!!!

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Blueberry
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Wow, quite the twist! 4 ⭐

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Blueberry
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"I don't know why I'm writing this.

That's not true. Maybe I do know and I just don't want to admit it to myself."

#FirstLineFridays
#ShyBookOwl

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shxriel
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GIRLLLLL THIS BOOK WAS SO GUDDDDDDDDD AHHHH . SO this therapist is very intrigued with this girls case where she murdered her husband and never spoke again and now its his mission to try to get her to speak again and theres a plot twist that literallyyyyyyy blew me away. I LOVE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS SO SO SO SO MUCH

shxriel i cant wait to revisit this book and deep dive with notes and writing down quotes and see what i missed the first time ahh 7mo
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MaggieCarr
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Well, that was twisty.

Also reminded why I'm not drawn to thrillers. Only slept in bits & pieces, reading several times in the middle of the night to keep gathering information throughout the pages. Looking forward to sleeping well tonight, having finished the book.

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SiameseCatsRead
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Ok, so we have a "crazy" lady who is in the psych ward and won't talk. Years of not saying a word. But the twist at the end is what got me. I actually stopped the audiobook and shouted," OMG WHAT?!?" This is a must-read!

#suspense #thriller #thesilentpatient #omg

S3V3N This is one of my favorites. 8mo
SiameseCatsRead @S3V3N I didn't know if I'd like it at first, but I ended up loving it, too! 8mo
shxriel im glad its a universal reaction i screamed too😭😭 7mo
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she.hearts.horror
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I figured out the plot within the first three chapters, so… yea… sigh

shxriel HOWWWWWW. omg what gave it away, i was completely oblivious i screamed😭 7mo
she.hearts.horror Two things: 1) The narrator seemed like an unreliable narrator ( so that made me question his intention and why wouldn‘t he be helpful if he really didn‘t know anyone?) 2) all of the narrator‘s offhand comments about his wife, their marriage, and cheating ( I figured there had to be a connection between his wife and the SP‘s husband or some other connection… because why else would it matter to the reader?) 7mo
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noseinabookagain
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This was very fast paced and busy. I was not overly fussed on the structure of short, snappy sentences throughout the book.

I also couldn‘t connect to any of the characters; there was very little development in that aspect. The lack of depth made what could have been a potential page turner, very disjointed. Events also became unbelievable towards the end.

Another overhyped book from the ‘gram

TheLudicReader Agree that it was overhyped. Easy to read, but neither believable or well-written. 9mo
noseinabookagain @TheLudicReader Even the twist at the end didn‘t add anything for me. I think because I was so not invested by that point 9mo
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Kshakal
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚👍🏻😱 9mo
Eggs Excellent choice 👍🏼 9mo
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Erin.Elizabeth10
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I know that psychological thrillers are such a popular category, but I just haven‘t read that many, so I wanted to try reading a few. I picked this one to start… and it was the perfect pick! This book is so good. I was expecting it to be dark and cheesy, but it was honestly so well written. I‘m glad I gave it a try!

currentlyreadinginCO I loved this one! 10mo
Erin.Elizabeth10 @thereadingreference Yes, it was so good! 10mo
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DebbieGrillo
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I powered through this one in less than 36 hours. It is worth the hype it has generated. It's been a long time since I stayed up way past my bedtime reading, but this book did that for me.

The.Great.Catsby This was the book that got me into the psychological thriller genre! It's so so good!!! 11mo
shxriel same, i stayed up until 3, i was a bit tired in the morning but it was totally worth it! 7mo
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Picking_Books I absolutely loved The Silent Patient! 11mo
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tpixie Wow 11mo
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abostwick24
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After hearing that this was the greatest twist in a book of all time, my hopes were dashed when I read the reality. The plot was interesting but the twist was too unbelievable for my liking. The characters were all pretty insufferable but that honestly added to the book. Alicia‘s narrative kept me engaged with the novel. Overall, it was an okay fast paced read — nothing I would add to the top of anyones reading list.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3/5)

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papascott33
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#9 of 2023. Heard lots of great things!! WOW what a reveal. Had to read that chapter twice to make sure I didn‘t miss it! 😂
Started: 2/25/23
Finished: 3/3/33
7 Days

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JenReadsAlot
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1. Not sure if it was the worst, but I did not like tagged book at all! I'm a therapist so I think that's part of it!
2. I've never read popular mystery authors like James Patterson, David Baldacci, etc.
@RaeLovesToRead thanks for tagging me!

RaeLovesToRead Haha, another vote for the silent patient 🙈🙈 I kinda loved it 🤣🤣 12mo
JenReadsAlot @RaeLovesToRead A lot of people did! 12mo
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Nik_reads
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This book was amazing! Had me guessing till the end.

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5feet.of.fury
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Entirely worth the hype.
I was 100 pages in and nothing had really happened but the reveal was ✨brilliant✨ Chapters were short and the motives compelling so the pages were turning in the meantime.

#20in4
#jumpstart2023 - goal exceeded 6/5 books from my physical TBR. I might be able to come off my book buying ban someday 😂

noseinabookagain Had my eye on this for a while! Definitely going to move up on my tbr 13mo
Clwojick Great job! Well done! 13mo
The.Great.Catsby So good!! One of the books that got me into psychological thrillers. 13mo
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Andrew65 Well done, I love this book 👏👏👏 13mo
IMASLOWREADER i know right………icould not put it down…I devoured it in 3 days 13mo
5feet.of.fury @Roxy26 so worth it! @IMASLOWREADER same, I didn‘t think I was going to finish it as quickly as I did. I had 1/2 the book left this morning, “oh just let me read a few chapters” whoops haha @Clwojick @Andrew65 @The.Great.Catsby Thank youuuu 13mo
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5feet.of.fury
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#20in4
I‘m going to go for 20, we got the Royal Rumble 🤼‍♀️ on Saturday but not much else.
Goals part 2-
Finish - These Fleeting Shadows (I‘m pretty far in and will probably finish it commuting tomorrow anyway)
Finish - The Silent Patient (extra credit for my #jumpstart2023 goal)
Start - either Nightbitch or The Witch and the Tsar
And either start another physical book or devote more time to My Heart Is A Chainsaw.

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Atheall
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The author leads you to suspect multiple characters throughout which made it very exciting. Highly recommend and would read again to see if I can pick out some more key features on a second read!

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Kshakal
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Fast-paced with a super twisty ending… this book definitely lived up to the hype!

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samantharoberts
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A few people recommended this to me, and I thought it would be one of those overhyped, predictable books. However, I was pleasantly surprised! I read it in less than a day because I just couldn‘t wait to find out what happened. I will say SOME aspects were predictable, but there were still one or two twists that got me 😜

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Amabear
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I think I enjoyed this so much for two reasons 1. I listened to the audiobook which added a level of immersion I‘m not sure I would have gotten otherwise. And 2- I have never read this type of book before so I definitely wasn‘t expecting the ending at all.
It was a very enjoyable experience! I enjoyed observing the inner workings of psych wards and how the mind works and processes trauma in this particular story.

SandySaga I‘m also listening to the audio book and I definitely agree 1y
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Boss69Lady
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The Silent Patient is a great example of a psychological thriller. It starts with an immediate revelation. As read more it became more of a page turner. I wanted to know if they‘d finally reveal Alicia, the silent patient‘s, story. The exerpts of Alicia's diary read like a novel, complete with storylines, and dialog. No one writes in a journal like that. It takes away from the authenticity. Would still recommend, good read.

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Madison91
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This would have been better if the massive hype didn‘t COMPLETELY oversell it. It was a good book. But I wasn‘t shocked like I thought I would be

ShyBookOwl That's why I tend to avoid books with too much hype. I have hype-aversion 😅 1y
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BooksNBowls
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I started this book this morning, never expecting to read the whole thing in a single day, but it was so good! I didn‘t figure this book out early, but when I reached the end I felt dumb that I hadn‘t caught it. 5/5 great suspense and short chapters made for a quick and easy read!

LiteraryinLawrence I didn‘t guess the ending either. This one was great! 1y
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