The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides @MacmillanAudio #bookreview #audiobook

Happy hump day book lovers!

Today I am so excited to share with you my audiobook review of this brilliant debut thriller! This is a definite can’t miss and was so spectacular on audio!🎧🎨 also as an added bonus I have a little Guest review from my mom, the woman who taught me to love and appreciate books! I will periodically be bringing you many reviews from her, she is the English major after all!💕

  • My Thoughts

  • This book was… simply bRILLIANT! Fraught with tension and an urgency that made me fly through the story!
  • This book has been billed as the “debut thriller of 2019“ and can I just say, it just might be! Bravo Alex Michealides! This was one heck of a debut! A well-crafted, perfectly paced story, that I believe will please even the pickiest thriller lover! This was a unique take on a psychological thriller, seriously the entire book was a twist, because I never knew in what direction it was going….
  • Alicia has been convicted of shooting her husband five times in the face… she was discovered with the gun in hand, covered in blood, and did not offer up a word of defense… not only that she has not spoken a single word since the murder… she now resides at the Grove a psychiatric hospital in northern London…. Theo is a criminal psychotherapist who is obsessed with the mute Alicia… convinced he can get her to talk, he gets hired at the Grove and insists on treating her… why won’t Alicia talk? Why is Theo so obsessed? Why would a seemingly happy wife murder her husband? What really happened that night? These are just a few questions that ran through my head throughout this book…
  • The story is primarily told from Theos point of view… although it is quite remarkable how much Alicia said with her silence… Theo is a complicated character in his own right, with troubles and issues of his own… we learned about Alicia and her marriage through Theos eyes, as he investigated and interviewed those that had known her and her husband Gabriel… we also got an even more personal glimpse into Alicia‘s psyche when she revealed her journal to Theo… nothing in this book was ever quite as it seemed….
  • This was a complicated tale bursting with misdirection and an ending that will make you gasp! I was thinking what? How did I miss this? Someday time permitting I’d like to go back and read this again, and find the clues the author left behind, because I did not see that ending coming! Absolutely recommend this one should not be missed!
  • 🎧🎧🎧 I was fortunate enough to listen to this one on audio and can I just say it was stellar! Jack Hawkins did an amazing job of bringing the character of Theo to life, there really is nothing better than listening to a book that takes place in England with that posh English accent in your ear! Louise Brealey voiced Alicia, another English accent I could listen to all day. It was interesting because I was discussing this book with my mom who does not listen to audiobooks (shame on her) and I think the characters were so much more likable for me because I had more of a connection with them through their voices. Does this make sense? To clarify she love the book, I just think I saw some things a little differently because I had a little more of a personal connection. Audiobooks really do add another dimension to the story, in my humble opinion.
  • 🎵🎵🎵 song running through my head! OK I know this is not politically correct, but seriously this was the song running through my head during this book 🙃
  • … See a clinic full of cynics
    Who want to twist the peoples’ wrist
    They’re watching every move we make
    We’re all included on the list
    … The lunatics have taken over the asylum
    The lunatics have taken over the asylum
    … No nuclear the cowboy told us
    And who am I to disagree
    ‘Cause when the madman flips the switch
    The nuclear will go for me
    … The lunatics have taken over the asylum
    The lunatics have taken over the asylum
    … I’ve seen the faces of starvation
    But I just can not see the points
    ‘Cause there’s so much food here today
    That no one wants to take away
    … The lunatics have taken over the asylum
    The lunatics have taken over the asylum
    The lunatics have taken over the asylum, take away my right to choose
    The lunatics…
  • *** A huge thank you to Macmillan Audio for my copy of this book ***

My Mom’s Thoughts

The author of THE SILENT PATIENT made a wise career move when he decided to write a novel instead of a screenplay.  What a trip he takes the reader on with a calm narrator and a mute patient towards a shocking reveal.  Nothing was quite the way it seemed to be and the truth was well hidden.  A quick, captivating read you won’t soon forget.

About the Book

“That rarest of beasts: the perfect thriller. This extraordinary novel set my blood fizzingI quite literally couldnt put it down.” A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the WindowThis program includes a bonus interview with the author.Promising to be the debut of the season The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a womans act of violence against her husbandand of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motiveAlicia 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 motivationsa search for the truth that threatens to consume him…. More praise for The Silent Patient: Absolutely brilliant I read it in a state of intense, breathless excitement. Stephen Fry Smart, sophisticated storytelling freighted with real suspense – a very fine novel by any standard. Lee ChildThe Silent Patient sneaks up on you like a slash of intimidating shadow on a bad 

Have a beautiful day! Berit☀️✨

24 thoughts on “The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides @MacmillanAudio #bookreview #audiobook

  1. So many great things about your review, Berit!! ☺️ I’m going to have to check this out on audio. Did you get it through Audible? I love excellent, British narrators, so I’d certainly want to have a listen. And I agree with you about how much an audiobook can add to the enjoyment of a good book, particularly when the narrator(s) are good.
    It’s so cute that you included your mom’s review. 🥰
    I just read Mackenzie’s review of this book and she loved it too. I’ve added it to my tbr. I’m about to see if I can find a video clip to see what the narrators sounds like. 💕
    Thx so much for reviewing. 😊

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