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The Silent Patient (Paperback)

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Imagine being accused of murder, but remaining completely silent. That is exactly what Alicia Berenson does; she does not defend herself, offer any explanation, nor give any testimony at her trial. Instead she is put into a psych ward because of her unusual behavior. Then you have her enthusiastic psychotherapist, Theo Faber, whose motivations and mental stability you start to question mid-way through the novel. This book kept me on edge until the very last page. It was highly suspenseful with two unreliable narrators. I thought it was a very clever story line, which seemed well-thought out and researched in regards to all the psychiatric details. I recommend it to lovers of Gillian Flynn, Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, and JP Delaney. 

— Amanda

February 2019 Indie Next List


The Silent Patient is an outstanding thriller centered on a spellbinding mystery with a shocking twist; in other words, you are going to love this book. Alicia was a talented painter and devoted wife until the night she was discovered still as a statue and covered in blood, having apparently killed her husband. The answer as to why has remained locked inside of Alicia, who stops speaking following the murder. Six years later, Theo, a young psychologist, is determined to get the mysterious Alicia to spill all of her secrets. The final surprise will have you rethinking every riveting scene in this brilliant debut.”
— Luisa Smith, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA



Product Details
ISBN: 9789577412713
ISBN-10: 9577412718
Publisher: Chun Tian Chu Ban
Publication Date: July 31st, 2020
Language: Chinese