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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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AkashPhoenix
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Undoubtedly the best Thriller this year! The author writes with such an ease that made this book unputdownable!

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BeckyandBooks
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One of two new books that managed to find their way into my cart at Target today. Can‘t wait to start this one!

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Gissy
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A liked this thriller.Maybe the end was a clitché which I cannot mention without spoil the story. But it was a surprised for me at some point. I think what I liked more was the psychological dynamics between the characters, how some psychological terms were well managed like the concept of contratransference and the therapy sessions. I could imagine some of the art works described here I wish they would be real4⭐️debut novel?

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reluctantangeleno
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Panpan

This might be an #unpopularopinion, but I thought this book was garbage! You can tell it was written for the main purpose of adapting it into a movie. Despite what he says in the acknowledgments, the author clearly has zero real knowledge of therapy.

My book club has been picking some real crap lately. 😡 But at least the book was over quickly.

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longisland_mom
Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
Mehso-so

I thought this book was interesting, and definitely a quick read. The twist was satisfying. But it was also pretty simple and mostly predictable. Packed with in-your-face allusion and chapter-ending lines that are short and dramatic but don't really need to be. I don't regret reading it but would consider this a classic Mom book.

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Macker11
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Hold the phone. I just finished this book and I‘m in shock. I loved the intensity and you never knew what was going to be next in the discoveries and who knew what. The ending was a twist and I loved it.

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Macker11
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Next topic I would request a discussion on: What do y‘all mark on your sticky notes while reading?! If any. When I do a book club book, I use them to remember points during discussions. But that‘s normally all.

OrangeMooseReads I don‘t mark anything on them. I try to use different colors for quotes, good points, interesting language, etc 3mo
starlight97 I put a sticky note to interesting quotes so I can add them to my collection later. Also, I loved the Silent Patient! 💛 3mo
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Macker11
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LOVE LOVE LOVE the bookmarks ! I think I‘m just going to use them all at once!! I love the handmade ones even more! The little monster on the corner is so cute. I know my step daughter will snatch up the dog one, I am not going to even get attached to that one lol. Thank you @Lexeegee @Kshakal @ValkyrieAndHerBooks 📚💛 Thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting my first #swap !! #bookmarkswap

LibrarianRyan Those are awesome. 3mo
Kshakal I am so glad you like them!! 3mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Yay! I‘m glad you like them! 3mo
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ehewett88
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really enjoyed this, it kept me reading to the end and a great little twist at the end. definitely recommend

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Litsyjp
Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Psychological thriller. Engaging from the first sentence. Highly recommend.

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OwlReadWithYou
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Mehso-so

I wasn‘t overly thrilled with this one. Very slow beginning, but did have a twist I wasn‘t expecting towards the end, but took a long time to get to it!

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Econo
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Mehso-so

Unique story layout, so good hidden twists. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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AmyG
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Oooh, what a fun read with a crazy ending. I couldn‘t put it down!

Jas16 I received the package you sent me today but will wait until my birthday to open it. Thank you so much that is so sweet of you. 8mo
AmyG @Jas16 😘 My pleasure. 8mo
Booknerd2 Absolutely 💜💜💜 it!!!! 8mo
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LoTulsa
Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
Mehso-so

The book was good. The twist was kind of expected - wouldn‘t ever reread.

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KerriArista
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Mehso-so

And.. the end. I was into it- but felt a little “meh” with it at the end. I think it was overhyped. And/or I read too many books in this genre. How did the side story of his wife resolve- I missed that and just don‘t feel like flipping around on a kindle to see if I missed something.

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BlueStockingReviews
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It‘s a ghastly murder by a troubled woman. This haunting tale will have readers ripping through the pages to see if Alicia ever speaks again and why she would have killed the husband she loved. Theo, her therapist... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-silent-patient

Melli Enjoy 8mo
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LWagoner
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Wow! Just Wow! I love when a book turns the corner in a story and you are caught off guard. Not saying much more to avoid spoilers. Wow, just wow! #botm

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KerriArista
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Here we go!

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Jeannineth
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Trying to read some of my unread book of the month selections. What are you reading ?

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Mrscastro
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Heard this is a good one! 🍪☕️📖

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Pemberley
Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I am so far behind in my reading goal for the year! I read so many heavy books in a row and needed a break... back at it now with this one.

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Bookladylinda
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I‘m probably going to be in the minority here. 🙁 So, I really wanted to love this book. I didn‘t hate it but I didn‘t love it either. The end was a shock in a good way since I did not see that coming at all! But in the end this one was just a 3 star read for me.

KerriArista I feel the same 8mo
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alanamaghan92
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I never saw the ending coming. I had so many guesses. Loved it.

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LazyLibrary
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #BOTM picks are on point. While Theo, our psychotherapist, comes off as slightly pathetic, and Alicia, our patient, is primarily silent, the need to know why she shot her husband kept me turning the pages. Each character we meet that came in contact with Alicia is shrouded in suspicion, none are likable. It‘s a quick read with a major twist!

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wallacereads
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We are heading for a cruise and yesterday I picked this up as a last minute vacation read. I read it in one sitting on the plane. This is one of the better thrillers I have read in some time. #24b4Monday

Jeannineth I have it too . I guess I‘ll read this after I finish my current book. Enjoy your cruise.! 9mo
Andrew65 Stacked, thanks, and enjoy your cruise. 😊 9mo
Hollie Have fun! Ours is in 2 weeks and we can‘t wait! 9mo
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Breanne1
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Couldn‘t go to sleep without finishing this the other night. A very enjoyable psychological thriller that came together at the end a little too quickly for me. Just so happy to have read one of my #botm books frolic ever growing pile of them!

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dgingo
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Mehso-so

“I‘m so glad mom finished her book; now she can pay attention to me!”

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4-4 1/2 stars until the end, which was disappointing and seemingly rushed. Solid otherwise, and enjoyable for the most part, but the ending needs rewriting. 🤷🏻‍♀️

#ToughCritic #NotMyGenre #BOTM #BookClubOfTwo #AccidentalBookClub #KittensWhoAreLittens #CatsOfLitsy

KerriArista Agree 8mo
dgingo @KerriArista 👍🏼 It‘s not my usual genre, so it‘s good to know I‘m not alone. 8mo
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dgingo
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I took myself out to dinner and plan to finish this book. It‘s a quick read, but I had to slow down to discuss sections of it for our #BookClubOfTwo. Now let‘s see if my predictions come true. #BOTM #AccidentalBookClub

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Mowen036
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You won‘t regret picking up this book!!!

Sassy_Steph I received an ARC of this a while ago, but I haven‘t had a chance to read it yet! I‘m very intrigued though 9mo
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Amberdfoy
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Can‘t wait to dive into this one!

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BookofWords
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It‘s that chapter you get to that you have to re-read to make sure that really happened. It‘s that good!

BarbaraBB It sounds great! 9mo
BookofWords @BarbaraBB I raced through it in less than a week. 9mo
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MeganAnnabell
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OMG... I NEVER saw that ending coming. My mouth literally dropped as I was reading.

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Velvetsun
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After a crazy week, I can‘t wait to get started on this.
The hype surrounding it is bonkers.

4thhouseontheleft Parks and Rec! 😍😍😍 9mo
Velvetsun @4thhouseontheleft Yes! My go to when I‘ve had a crappy day at work. ❤️ 9mo
Reviewsbylola I want to read this one! 9mo
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Jemgirl2014
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And the books keep coming! I can't wait for this one. 😄

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dgingo
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Plane reading, not to be confused with plain reading. 😂 On to chapter 5. Airplanes are one of my favorite public places to read. ✈️📚

#BookClubOfTwo #BadPunsCourtesyOfTooLittleSleep #WhoAmIKiddingImPunny

Serena5 @dgingo I cannot wait to read this! #rockyourpuns 9mo
dgingo @Serena5 Ha! Thank you! 💕 If you don‘t have a copy, I‘m happy to lend you mine when I finish it! 9mo
Serena5 @dgingo Aw, you‘re sweet! I already ordered my copy. But thank you! 9mo
dgingo @Serena5 You‘re welcome! 9mo
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Melli
Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Really.. like really.. I have no words.. I never saw that ending coming..

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Melli
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Almost at the halfway mark.. getting good

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GenreMinxReviews
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This was truly a captivating story that has plenty of twists & turns that will keep your eyes glued to the pages. I absolutely loved that I was caught up trying to decipher what truly took place that night between Alicia & her husband only to have all my guesses blown out of the water when the reveal finally took place. I did have my suspicions but I never would have guessed everything that took place. Full review at www.thegenreminx.com

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dgingo
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So my mom‘s husband thought that the Christmas #BOTM subscription we got him meant that we were now in a book club together; and, since he has been wanting to talk about books/be in a book club with people he knows to no avail, he was *way* too excited about this and our “book of the month club” for me to tell him otherwise about his gift, so now I‘m reading a thriller, his genre of choice, for our “book club” for two. 😂 📚

TrishB Sounds like fun though! 10mo
dgingo @TrishB And I‘ll read some books/genres I wouldn‘t have otherwise. And he‘s so elated, it‘s cute. ☺️ 10mo
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MoniqueReads305 That is so cute. Book clubs are fun. I hope you have lively discussions. 10mo
dgingo @MoniqueReads305 It is cute, isn‘t it? We live in different states, but we‘ll make it work! 10mo
MoniqueReads305 @dgingo A FaceTime like book club would be great too or some type of readalong. 9mo
dgingo @MoniqueReads305 Yes—maybe FaceTime would be a good option. Thanks! 9mo
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candc320
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I forgot to share when my #BOTM book FINALLY arrived last week 🙄. I‘m hoping to read this newest one next month. If not it‘ll make it onto my new Book of the Month shelf 🤗!

BridgetteM Just finished this one over the weekend. It‘s really good! 10mo
candc320 Yay!! That makes me want to read it even sooner! Thanks @BridgetteM !! 10mo
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Kristineoc
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The Silent Patient was my first book of 2019. Psychological thrillers aren‘t usually a genre I‘m drawn to, but I did find myself having a hard time putting it down once I reached the second half. Decent read.

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Gaylagal2
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1. As much as I'd love to read minds, I think it would be so awesome to teleport!
2. I just got my #BOTM delivered today in this incredible snowstorm....so good!
3. Nope, not one.
4. Several shows : Murder Mountain, Arrested Development, Weeds and Grace & Frankie!
5. You got it 😉
#FRIYAYINTRO
@howjessreads

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Tex2Flo
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Behind the times for Circe, but trying to catch up with The Silent Patient. #botm.

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Kerrioke
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Got my #BOTM picks in! I can‘t wait to dig into them 😁 #TheBOTMpilegrows

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guinsgirlreads
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Got my #botm box. Lisa Jewell was sold out somehow 😞😭

Jem1354 Did you understand the ending with the detective (edited) 10mo
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Aswenson
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So... confirmed Dec. 28th. Still haven‘t received a shipping notification. Anyone else? #botm

Leigh0906 I got mine earlier this week- you may want to contact them! 10mo
hermyknee I confirmed mine in Dec., too, and got my shipping notification on Monday, but my box won‘t arrive until this coming Monday. 10mo
irre I just got shipping confirmation yesterday and I made my pick on the 28th as well. 10mo
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8little_paws Lately mine has been arriving near the 15-17th or so 10mo
Aswenson @hermyknee @irre @8little_paws Glad to know I‘m not alone! 10mo
8little_paws @Aswenson it kinda sucks, but I also have a whole bunch of other books to read so it's not a big deal! 10mo
JenReadsAlot Same... 10mo
Aswenson @8little_paws Haha- same here! 10mo
BookNerd9906 I can‘t even make a decision! 😬 10mo
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Tex2Flo
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Tex2Flo @karenuk I evidently have no idea how to technology” as I‘ve deleted your comment. HOWEVER, I did regret every minute that I didn‘t choose Circe when it was first offered on BOTM. 10mo
KarenUK @Tex2Flo 😂 10mo
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LazyLibrary
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😃😃😃Anyone else get next years book of the month before this year ended?? Quickest delivery ever! This def throws a wrench in my NYE book plans💫 Soooooo do I dive into this? OR should I continue Colleen Hoover's Verity?????? I'm only on chapter 2, so 🤷🏻‍♀️Anyone read it yet?? #botm