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Silent Patient
Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
"That rarest of beasts: the perfect thriller. This extraordinary novel set my blood fizzing--I quite literally couldn't put it down. I told myself I'd just dip in; eleven hours later--it's now 5:47 a.m.--I've finished it, absolutely dazzled." --A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the WindowPromising to be the debut novel of the season The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman's act of violence against her husband--and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive...Alicia Berenson's life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London's most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.Alicia's refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations--a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....
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megannbutzz
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aimee23
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The plot 👌
The twist 🤩
IMMEDIATELY ENGROSSED as I started reading.

I came across this as I was browsing Blackwell's books online. I saw that it was a bestseller, and got it. The book delivered. 👏🏼 The last parts were the best.

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megannbutzz
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Mariasimon
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I literally can not say enough good things about or recommend this book enough. A psycho thriller in which a woman, Alicia, shoots her husband after ~6 years of marriage, and then goes silent for ~6 years following. Enter psychotherapist, Theo, to try to uncover why she went silent and try to get her to talk again. Twists and turns and many psychology components, absolutely a must read.

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Amazing! I was blown away! I went into the book with little to no expectation...but i was completely hooked to the book from start to finish... Its fast paced and full of twists! Never saw the ending coming... Loved it...

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Lindsay.Butier
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Read it. That‘s all I can recommend. The characters are built in a way where you can feel the different emotions that are written. Yes this was a 10/10

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Lindsay.Butier
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Reading in bed for this teachers Christmas break 💆🏼‍♀️ I am already hooked and only 6 chapters in

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monalyisha
The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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This is my beloved house rabbit, Moxie Crimefighter, helping me with a reading challenge nearly 7 years ago.

First thing tomorrow morning, she goes in for oral surgery. She gets a little, bunny-sized gas mask, & they knock her out so they can file her teeth down. It should help with the pain she‘s been experiencing. The doctor is renowned in her field & very reassuring…but I‘m *incredibly* nervous.

Please send us love from your corner. 💞

shortsarahrose Good luck, Moxie Crimefighter! 7mo
Karisa (((Hugs)))🐰🐰🐰💐💐💗💗💗 7mo
EvieBee You can do it! 👊🏼💫🥬🐰 7mo
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Jas16 Lots of love coming from my corner for you both. 7mo
JessClark78 ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
wanderinglynn Sending much love & {hugs}! 💜🐰 7mo
RaeLovesToRead Good luck, Moxie! ❤🥬 7mo
Patchshank Sending love ❤️🐇🥬 7mo
Kdgordon88 Sending all love and luck to Moxie and her mama! 7mo
AmyG May all go exactly as planned. Sending good vibes! 7mo
rachelsbrittain Sending hugs and well wishes! 7mo
Megabooks For sure! Floating a bun‘s teeth is essential. (I‘m a vet.) wishing her an easy recovery! 7mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Clare-Dragonfly Poor Moxie—good luck! Bunny surgery is so scary. ❤️❤️❤️🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 7mo
MaureenMc 💗💗 7mo
Laughterhp Good luck 💚💚💚 7mo
BookwormAHN Sending love and luck 💕🍀💕 7mo
ravenlee Good luck Moxie and her people! 🤞🏻 7mo
mklong Sending lots of love your way. If possible, will you please post a pic of the bunny sized gas mask? That sounds adorable. 7mo
monalyisha @mklong Believe me, I would if I could! Alas, I don't think I'll be allowed in the operating room. 7mo
rabbitprincess ❤️❤️❤️ good vibes to Miss Moxie! 🐰 7mo
DaveGreen7777 Wishing Moxie a speedy and full recovery! 🐰 7mo
allureofbeauty Thinking good thoughts for the bunbun 7mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Sending Moxie some good juju for a speedy recovery. 7mo
Bookzombie Send so much love and good vibes to Moxie and you! 💕 7mo
Cinfhen Hope all is well with sweet Miss Moxie, 🥰 7mo
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JenniferP
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This book fit my reading mood exactly. I was annoyed at the male doctor trying to speak for and heal the voiceless woman but nevertheless I read compulsively til the end. #BOTM

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Coleen_Nieto
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Pumpkins 🎃
Sunflowers 🌻
Thanksgiving
Apples 🍎
November
@thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🍁🌻🍂 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You have to have October!! It‘s my birthday month!! 🤣🤣 9mo
Coleen_Nieto You're right @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'll give up pumpkins for October 9mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Violeta
2. Watermelon
3. Under the whispering door

I'm grateful for kindness, especially when it is unexpected
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs I‘m anxious for Violeta as well ❤️🥰❤️ 9mo
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Bookishgal71
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I did not see that coming. Red herrings everywhere. I listened to the authors interview at the end and it was cool to hear how influenced he was by mythology. Good read if you like twisty whodunnits but not a psychological thriller, in my opinion. A solid mystery nonetheless.

iamvleigh Great book! 9mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Irelqnd, Now York, Memphis
2. Im not sure. Plrobablt need to think about self care.
2. I Can't Make this up
4. I'm thankful for Mt home
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs 🇮🇪📚❤️👏🏻 10mo
Coleen_Nieto Goodness the typos! Note to self...don't post without reading glasses lol 9mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. My favorite season is Autumn!!
2. Just being!
3. Powells or Shakespeare and Co.
4. Life, trash tv, my dogs, my family
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 🌟 ... sometimes trash TV is just what you need 😊😊 10mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. I like to feel like I'm good at guessing but sometimes I'm surprised.
2. Outlander or Flavia Deluce
3. WW2, anti-heriea
4. I'm grateful for my dogs, they are such great company
@eggs thanks for the tag #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Great post 🥰🥰 Thanks for joining in 🤗📖👏🏻 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🐶🐾 10mo
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Sitting outside on a beautiful morning having my coffee, listening to the birds sing, my boyfriend is working on drawing up someone‘s tattoo for the day and I‘m about to step into this that I have read so much about. Have a fabulous day 🐝🐛🌿🌻🍄

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zdbz
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Couldn't be more excited to read these off one by one ?! It's undoubtedly one of the best purchases of my life! Sadly it has to wait for "one of us is lying"?

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CoveredInRust
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Loved this one! Right up my alley for vibe, storytelling, and setting. Can't wait to read The Maidens!

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CoveredInRust
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A little into this. I am intrigued.

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prachi_kothari
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It is more of a character study than a murder investigation. It's about what goes on inside the mind of the murderer and also the psychological effect of the events leading up to the murder. The brilliant plot twist. No matter how many murder mysteries you read, you wouldn't see this one coming. The last few pages tie up the novel so beautifully that you will find yourself flipping back to the pages to check if you have somehow missed some clues.

SW-T Welcome to Litsy! 🙂#LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
mavey Welcome to Litsy!!😊💞 Check out the link in @Chrissyreadit 's profile to know more about this wonderfully friendly community! Join in on the fun with buddy reads, challenges, games and much more! Hope you have a wonderful time here! All your reviews of the fantastic books are already fab! Looking forward to more of your posts!💕 12mo
prachi_kothari @Mavey thank you so much! ❤️❤️ 12mo
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prachi_kothari @SW-T thank you so much! ❤️ 12mo
Chrissyreadit Welcome! This link has a ton of good info : https://sites.google.com/view/litsywelcomewagon/home 12mo
prachi_kothari @Chrissyreadit wow. This link really has a lot of good information! Thank you for sharing it 💕 12mo
Eggs Great review! Welcome to Litsy 💙🥳❤️ 12mo
prachi_kothari @Eggs thank you! 12mo
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Lauram
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Tagged audiobook kept me company while I cleaned up my workspace and filed paperwork to wrap up this challenging school year. To all the Litsy teachers, instructional assistants, school administrators, OTs, PTs, SLPs, guidance counselors, school librarians, school nurses, and all the other essential school personnel I‘ve neglected to mention- thank you for your hard work and dedication. I hope you have an amazing summer!

Johanna414 We're not done til June 25th... 😭😭😭 13mo
Lauram @Johanna414 Oh no!! I hope the remaining weeks just fly by! 13mo
kspenmoll I am finished June 15th! What a year we have all experienced. Thanks for this post! 13mo
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Ms.Karpyshyn

Non-fiction: Do you feel the author is believable? Does he/she write with any bias? Explain.
Fiction: *Character Focus*: What choices has the character made thus far? Do you agree with their decision? Why or why not?

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KaylaCostello
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I really enjoyed this book! 10/10 would recommend! I was nervous about this book as it‘s actually the field that I am in. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Ksvz
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Mehso-so

March 2021.- mystery / psychological thriller - meh disliked everyone because the writing was good and made me dislike them. Weird story.

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Ms.Karpyshyn
The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides

Non-fiction: Copy a short passage that you found to be interesting. Explain what made it interesting for you.
Fiction: *Focus on Personal Connections*: Do any of the characters remind you of someone in your life? Who and how?

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amberavidreader
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THIS BOOK WAS FREAKING AWESOME! READ IT IN ONE DAY. COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! 10 STARS!

#bookrecommendations #books #readers

The.Great.Catsby Totally agree!! 1y
Kris10H One of the best! 1y
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miribelladiamond
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One of a kind

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zoeratters
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fab fab fab loved it

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BookNightOwl
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The silent patient is about Alicia who is found with a gun and her husband murdered. As Theo starts to look into Alicia's pass as to why she has became mute things start coming together.

Fully engrossed in the book. Had twist and turns I didn't see coming. Thoroughly enjoyed it left me shook.

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Lauren_paige
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I loved every minute of this book! Such a great psychological thriller kept me hooked from start to finish. Would definitely recommend📖

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binte_badr
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Something that's gonna keep you hooked up!!

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Tanisha_A
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Phew! This was a good read and definitely lived up to what i was looking for in my reading at the moment – it's a psychological thriller, with good premise and pace. I had forgotten how it feels to finish a book in a day, and it's great when thrillers deliver on that. Pick it up if you are in a slump or are generally looking for a novel with good suspense writing.

PS: I found the narrator annoying at times though. 🤪

BiblioLitten Is that the shiny triangle pencil from Apsara? ❤️ 2y
Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten Hahah! This one is Faber-Castell 2y
BiblioLitten Ah yes! Faber-Castell 2y
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It appears I will be re-reading this book 😂

In an effort to get my non-reader coworker to read more books, we started an unofficial book club.

We let Non-Reader choose the book and the schedule (and I said it didn‘t matter to me if I had already read the book).

He arbitrarily chose 5 chapters a week. Then someone realized the book is 71 chapters. This will officially be the slowest reading pace ever for a thriller but I am so excited 😅

Tanisha_A I am reading this right now 2y
Bookish_AF @Tanisha_A I really enjoyed it the first time! I think it will be interesting to read it again knowing how it ends. Except I‘m apparently going to be reading it for like 3 months 🤣 2y
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FantasyChick
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Oops. Forgot that I finished this last night. Tells a lot about the story, huh? I almost DNF'd this one because I was just so bored but it did pick up closer toward the end. Not enough that I'd classify it as a great thriller but it was ok.

I'll figure the #readathons out later. My book is too far away 😂😂

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#Scarathlon2020 #teamslaughter #screamathon #bookspinbingo #sbooktober #thrilloween

@Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @4thhouseontheleft

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
ravenlee I felt decidedly meh about this one. I don‘t get all the hype. 2y
Clwojick Same. I thought it was... good? Definitely not great. I figured it out early on. 2y
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TheLudicReader Agreed. It did not live up to the hype. 2y
FantasyChick Oh good, it wasn't just me. I was starting to think I was reading the wrong book because everyone hyped it up so much 😂 @Clwojick @ravenlee @TheLudicReader 2y
BiblioLitten Felt the same about it. 2y
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abookishbutterfly
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Delilah has been doing well since her tumors were removed. Although there was some scary swelling in her paw initially, it is back to its normal size now. Her wounds are still healing and the one on her foreleg looks especially raw since the tumor was so large and some of the stitches had to be removed. But I think she is out of the woods. She‘ll be going into the vet today for a checkup and I know she is hoping she‘ll ⬇️

abookishbutterfly get the okay to get off “bed rest.” She has missed her furry friends very much and she is eager to go play with them. At any rate, she has been the most precious little patient and I will miss having her in the bedroom with me when it‘s time for her to rejoin her siblings. 2y
JessClark78 ❤️ 2y
bookish_wookish Love to Delilah from me and my fuzzle Amelia! 🐾 2y
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canbku
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I had some DNFs but now I'm enjoying this. It's keeping me up way too late at night!

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FantasyChick
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Time to get tucked in and get some reading done before I call it a night. I hear good things about this one and so far, it looks promising

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#Scarathlon2020 #teamslaughter
@Clwojick

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ctelford
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - must read! Unbelievable first book by Alex Michaelides, couldn‘t put it down and finished more or less in a day (which for me, a self confessed snail pace reader, is unimaginable). Joint top read of 2020 so far!

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Danielle145
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💛💛💛💛💛

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

Dontcha love #1stlines? ?

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AlaMich
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Halfway through this and I‘m hanging in there mainly to find out what the big twist is. I‘m annoyed by the male narrator, who uses his Serious Ominous Voice for the entire book, even when it‘s very inappropriate for the line he‘s reading or the whole scene.
#audiobook

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Laiju1217
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Loving the twist and turns of this book. A page turner!!! 😊

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veritysalter
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ A fast and gripping read, with a superb twist.

LiteraryinLawrence I agree! 2y
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morgan_krahn
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I‘m kicking myself for leaving this one unread/unheard for as long as I did. I couldn‘t read it fast enough and I think my jaw physically dropped while I was listening 😳😳

4.5/5 🌟

The.Great.Catsby Yesssssss!!!! Loved this book!!!! 2y
aperfectmjk Definitely at the top of my 2020 reads! 2y
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Mariah2
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Quick read! I heard a lot about the twist not being easily predictable, but as I got closer I did figure it out early on. Over all a 3.5 star for me but I would recommend it overall.

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morgan_krahn
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Starting this audiobook at work while enjoying a protein iced coffee and trying to ignore the mask on my 😷 oh the joys of healthcare....

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Erofan
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This is an amazing thriller! But the excitement of reading begins towards the end of the book. From the very beginning, the author gives the reader some hints that everything is not so clear! The most important thing that I liked was the unexpected ending of the book! 🏥🎨🖌️💔

BiblioLitten It sure was unexpected! 2y
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ReadingFeedsTheSoul
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Starting this on audible today! Thought I would give audio books a try instead of listening to music at work. Are you guys a fan?? Would love your opinions 🥰

SiameseCatsRead I can't listen to audiobooks unless I'm doing "mindless" things like playing on apps. I do like to listen to them to and from work in my car. I've almost had to train my brain to listen. I have ADHD, so it can be super hard to do 2 things at once. I started with books I knew (Harry Potter), and then went from there. Now I love them! 2y
Birdsong28 I also can't listen unless I am doing 'mindless' things as I need to be able to concentrate on them. I tend to listen whilst walking to work so I feel that I have used the time to it's full potential and got some reading time in when I normally wouldn't. I have read more books this way. 📚📖 2y
The.Great.Catsby I listen a lot while doing DIY projects. I loveddddddd The Silent Patient!!!!! 2y
Suet624 I generally only like nonfiction on audio. I tend to unfairly judge fiction. I think I just space out too much with fiction. 2y
cdcnmac Yes, absolutely prefer audiobooks if the narrator is great/good it can improve the book- and you can multi task while you listen 🤓 2y
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jpetrillivm
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Enjoyed!

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Shaleen
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I started reading War and Peace this month and within 2 days with little progress I wanted a break from it. So I picked up the Silent Patient. And it turned out to be truly riveting. I read it cover to cover. The story is gripping and the language very simple. Definitely one of the best psychological thrillers I have read so far.

eeclayton War and Peace is very difficult at the beginning, but if you can endure the first 100-200 pages or so, it becomes really rewarding 🙂 2y
Shaleen @eeclayton Thanks for the tip. It has been on my TBR for way too long. I plan on reading it this month. 😁 2y
eeclayton @Shaleen It took me about 4 months, but I was also reading some nonfiction at the time. Good luck 🙂 2y
Shaleen @eeclayton Thanks😊 2y
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