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The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides | Alex Michaelides
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The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides THIS IS AN EBOOK NOT THE PHYSICAL BOOK (PDF VERSION) NO PHYSICAL BOOK WILL BE SHIPPED Product Description The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides "The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a womans act of violence against her husband - and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Alicia Berensons 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 Londons 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. Alicias 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...." About This Product: Language: English Format: eBooks - PDF pages: 298
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rebbyj
Mehso-so

Meh. But glad I got through it

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BeccaR
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What a read!!

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lilpumpkin2.0
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December 21, 2021 Listers! I finally came to the end of the book. It was such a roller coaster. The author depicts so much with in the last 100 pages of the book. I COULD NOT STOP READING. I wanted to see for myself whether Theo would indeed help Alicia out and get her to talk again OR if Alicia was going to be silent the whole time. There were a lot of parts in the book that made me speechless and also feel sad for Alicia. 5/5

lilpumpkin2.0 What happened at the end? Did Alicia kill Gabriel or did someone else kill Gabriel?? Who was the man who was staring at Alicia's house and making her uncomfortable and endure fantasies 1mo
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kelskels25
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Very interesting! Wasn't my favorite writing style at the beginning, but got into very quickly!

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LibrarianBanana
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Absolutely loved this one. So well paced and developed. I listened to the audiobook and it has alternating narrators, which was brilliant. I was hooked and could not stop myself.

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marss
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“We're all crazy, I believe, just in different ways.”

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zdbz
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About to embark on a journey of thrill and suspense....

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Caroline.t

I‘d never known that skin could be so luminous, so translucent: ivory white with occasional blue veins just beneath the surface, like threads of color in white marble. She was a statue, a Greek goddess come to life in my hands.

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ReadingRambo
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I bullied a coworker into reading Gone Girl, and they made me read this in the spirit of reciprocity. This book is about a famous artist who murders her husband and refuses to speak another word after. (Which, honestly is a smart legal strategy) A psychotherapist enters and is determined to get to the bottom of things. This book is built on unreliable info, which is not good for the pandemic trust issues I've developed over the past year 😩

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MidnightBookGirl
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#LittensDressedInBlood Today‘s prompt is: Every Breathe You Take. For me that brings to mind obsession, stalking, the warped mind that mistakes possession for love. I recently read the tagged book and it was the third book that came to mind for today‘s prompt. I‘ll tag the other two books in the comments.

MidnightBookGirl Let's face it, Every Breathe You Take is probably Joe's theme song, and he probably finds it terribly romantic. 5mo
MidnightBookGirl I won't apologize for the love that Twilight once held in my heart, my friends and I bonded over this series, and even went to the Midnight release of book 4 together and spent all night reading, just like we did with the HP books... and we were adults. But Edward's sojourns into Bella's room to watch her sleep is definitely worthy of this song and all of it's darker implications. 5mo
WJCintron I haven't read it yet! But I've heard a lot of great things about it!! 5mo
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Sapphire
Mehso-so

Listened on audio during drive from Indiana to Texas. The twists got me.

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kavikrishacs
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Mehso-so

Wasn't pretty satisfying as per the hype the book had. Plot, language, storyline everything worked well except the climax. I don't know why it didn't work for me. Read more about my views on Silent patient at www.wordsbehindtheink.wordpress.com

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Roxanagomez
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Best book I‘ve read this year! Loved it. 5/5

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TheNerdGodfather
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“There‘s so much pain everywhere, and we just close our eyes to it. The truth is we‘re all scared. We‘re terrified of each other.”

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MidnightBookGirl
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When you get near the end of the book and you resent having to go to work instead of being able to stay home reading.

Bookzombie This happens a lot! 6mo
FlowerFairy Or sit in your car in the parking lot at work in the morning trying to get to the end of the chapter even though you know it means you will have to literally run in order to get inside just in the nick of time. 🤣 6mo
mitu.delghy Yeah..this book is magnet. 6mo
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Tiffanychan
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A story of childhood trauma, betrayal, and secrets that lead a psychotherapist and his patient to discover the truth about each other. Such a good read! I could not put the book down!!

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kricheal
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Mehso-so

I just thought this was ok... I'm trying to clean up my "reading" list on goodreads. My library switched ebook/audio book systems a few months ago. I miss our old system. We did use Overdrive. I'm sloooooowly getting used to cloud library. Do any if you use it?

rabbitprincess My hometown library switched to CloudLibrary and I find the interface clunky and the catalogue less well stocked than the old Overdrive catalogue 😕 7mo
TravelsWithBooks I use Libby. 7mo
kricheal @rabbitprincess is there a way to request books on there. I haven't figured it out yet. I know on Overdrive I could request up to 99 books they didn't have in their catalog a day. 7mo
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kricheal @TravelsWithBooks I used to be able to switch between Overdrive and Libby with no issue because they were both supported. They reportedly made the switch for "more content"... I'm not a fan. 7mo
Myhusbandhatesreading I have both available but still use Overdrive…it‘s just what I‘m used too. I know at some point I am sure our library will switch totally over to Libby too. 😕 7mo
Jennaree3 I agree. I thought this book was good, but certainly not great. People raved about it and I was waiting for some great creative work of literary prowess…which, unfortunately, never came 😆 7mo
kricheal @Jennaree3 I think the hype made me rate it lower than I would have normally. I felt so let down. 7mo
rabbitprincess @kricheal I haven‘t found a way, but I haven‘t looked for one. My hometown library is my « backup » library so I don‘t use it very often. 7mo
kricheal @rabbitprincess what do you use if you don't mind me asking? I think I'm going to look elsewhere. 7mo
rabbitprincess @kricheal My main library (Ottawa, ON) is an Overdrive/Libby library. 7mo
absolutebookish My library did the same a while back & I'm still not happy about it. It glitches a lot: highlights & notes disappear, books close randomly or have trouble downloading, dictionary doesn't always work, app shuts down. 😖 What I do for requests is go to SEARCH, click the FILTERS at the top right, & switch the toggle on for SUGGESTIONS FOR LIBRARY. Then when you search titles your library doesn't have, you can click SUGGEST so your library can get it. 7mo
kricheal @absolutebookish thank you! 7mo
absolutebookish @kricheal You're welcome! ^_^ 7mo
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Jennaree3
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Mehso-so

It was good, but certainly not great. I may never understand the veneration, or why this one topped every book club reading list for the past 2 years. 7/10

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Jennaree3
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Some light reading on a rainy Monday…

KristenDuck Great book and cute pic! 7mo
LeslieO Looks like he‘s gonna DNF that one. He‘s not feeling it. 7mo
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Jennaree3
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Next up…

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BookBosomed1
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I usually don‘t gravitate to thrillers but my mom sent me this one so I gave it a try. I read it in a day because I was so enthralled.

The story centers on a woman who goes silent after her husband has been murdered. A psychotherapist tries to figure out why she is silent. And, that is all I‘ll say about the plot.

I recommend this book if you like whodunnits.

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Ms. Karpyshyn

Non-Fiction: What information was already familiar to you today?
Fiction: *Plot* What questions do you have about the story? Why are you curious about these particular components?

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manpreetkaur
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‘The Silent Patient‘ ends with a major twist. Should a savvy reader have seen it coming?

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shannon_champagne
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Very good quick read

KierstenMead05 This one has been on my list- I really want to read it! 9mo
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Ms. Karpyshyn

Make a text-to-world connection with the section of text that was read today.