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Book Review The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

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Well. I had high hopes for this book. Hmmmm. It got great reviews but for me it just fell short of spectacular and I was left going “meh”.

Touted as the next “Gone Girl” (big shoes) and “destined for the big screen” (maybe better as a movie?) I just couldn’t find the love for this book.

I figured out the plot twist pretty early on, and although there were some surprising turns, there were also some gaping holes.

We are introduced to a psychotherapist, a famous artist, and a famous photographer. Difficult family backgrounds and childhoods, insecurities and infidelity will play a big role in the development of these characters and how their lives and deaths come together.

Who loves who? Who is the real villain? Who is really the crazy one? And in the end will we be satisfied with the wrapping up of this “thriller”? Unfortunately, I wasn’t. Movie coming! “Meh”.

⭐️⭐️⭐️Three stars for The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Read last week’s review of The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates.

My Current Read – The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

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2 Comments

  • Reply Padraic Murray

    At last! An honest review! Or perhaps one that coincides with my conclusion of the book being ‘good’ but not ‘great’ and some gaping plot lacunae. Certainly worth a read and different. Its likely a film will overcome some of the structural difficulties the book could not.

    May 23, 2020 at 4:23 pm
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