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Read & Download Æ The Silent Patient 105 Cure forensic unit in North LondonTheo 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 hi. This book starts off really strong with a great premise intriguing and mysterious right away the writing is even pretty strong in the beginning but somewhere along the way it all seemed to fall apart for me I felt like the author was so determined to deliver the big twist that he lost sight of the actual plot It just gets so convoluted and meandering and I couldn t really follow what actually happened from what was meant to be the lies and fantasy of some characters The author also spends an awful lot of the book having the main character Theo investigate Alicia s family members the cousin the aunt the brother in law her gallery manager and each of them is made to seem weird untrustworthy and in some cases outright creepy but all of it ends up just feeling like a cheap trick because nothing comes of any of them Like for example the plot about the brother in law assaulting her or the cousin borrowing money none of those things are resolved and it just feels like a lazy way for the author to point our suspicions in the wrong direction while leaving frustrating loose ends everywhere I mean you can make any character seem suspicious and create false suspense very easily if you have no obligation to deliver any resolutions In the author s single uest to deliver the big twist he also left big holes in the plot and expected us to overlook implausible things like one small but obvious thing at the start of the book Theo s belongings are searched by security before entering the hospital and he is specifically told he can t have any lighters for obvious reasons can t have any of the psychiatric patients getting their hands on a way to start fires now the author didn t need to mention this in the story he could have lost this scene and not drawn attention to the fact that Theo was not allowed to bring in a lighter not sure why it was even a point but then through out the book the characters smoke cigars and cigarettes in the hospital how do they light them They all carry matches I assume Are matches any less likely to start a fire There were SO MANY eye rolling moments through out the book like that one and far worse So many times we as readers were expected to buy into implausible actions by characters like Alicia s cousin beating Theo over the head with a baseball bat and knocking him out because he thought he was an intruder in his yard not even his house and then not to mention Theo feeling fine and not needing any medical attention or just overlook unbelievable scenarios like Theo following his wife s lover for miles and never once actually seeing his face When the police investigate the scene of Alicia s husband s death how do they not find the rope and wire that was used to tie up Alicia And Who has enough rope and wire just lying around in their house to tie up two adults anyway And another doozy Theo injects Alicia with enough morphine to put her in a coma for the rest of her life but she has time to find a pen and diary and write a very lucid long entry explaining Theo s role in everything Besides the fact that she would be completely out of it and totally incapable of writing even if she could why wouldn t she I don t know go get help because you ve just been injected with a lethal dose of morphine instead of writing a short story And then with a lethal amount of morphine coursing through her blood stream she takes the time to hide her diary in a picture frame Seriously It s almost funnyAnd what about Alicia s silence The mystery at the heart of the book in the very title itself The big reveal the big answer shrouded in suspense and mystery the reason she didn t talk was because she felt she had nothing to say Because she felt like she was dead too Wait what Seriously She s been accused of murdering her husband while the man who stalks her breaks in to her home ties her up and threatens to kill her later shows up as her therapist while she allows her other therapist to continue drugging her with horse dosage amounts of sedatives but oh well silence for years and years because she felt dead and had nothing to say And she stays silent mind you while she still manages to hide her diary We can only assume she goes to extreme measures to keep the police from ever finding it Even though they walk in right after the murder while she s still holding the smoking gun I guess they gave her time to gather her things and somehow hide a diary down her pants while she was brought to prison Not to mention how no one found it when she was transferred to the mental hospital Why go to so much trouble to hide a diary if you feel like you re dead and you have nothing to say Giant eye rollI m sorry this book just asks too much of the reader this twist has been done many times before and it only works and still very poorly if you overlook all the giant plot holes and ridiculous scenarios

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Read & Download Æ The Silent Patient 105 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. As you will see it s an incredible story of that there is no doubt Whether you believe it or not is up to you Ohhhh I see why this book is getting so much buzz it is virtually unputdownableI didn t actually have any plans to read The Silent Patient I just happened to see it hanging around in the new releases took a uick peek and thought why not Well I ll tell you why not You absolutely definitely should NOT read this book if you want to go to sleep and get up for real life stuff in the morning I read this until my eyes were like nope and closed on their ownIt s very compelling A psychotherapist called Theo Faber narrates the story and he announces early on that he s pretty fucked up He worms his way into a new job at the Grove mental health facility because of his fascination with the artist Alicia Berenson who murdered her husband in an open and shut case and hasn t spoken a word since But let us not forget that while Alicia Berenson may be a murderer she was also an artist Theo finds himself connecting with Alicia and feeling a desperate need to figure out why she did it And what s he wants to figure out why she is silent What can t she say What won t she say The he digs into her life her family and her past the deeper in he gets It s a fast paced ride with short punchy chapters oh how easy it is to think just one chapter The story has so many threads and little surprises to uncover More uestions arise at every turn And even those who work out the main aspect of the mystery will probably still enjoy the journey of finding out why and all the little shocking discoveries made along the wayIt is true that those who have read a number of twisty mysteries will likely guess the truth but I think there s enough goodness here to make it enjoyable anyway Or it was for me at least Full of thrills artistic metaphor twists and Greek tragedyBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Her Small Town Hero you will see it s an incredible story of that there is no doubt Whether Red Tail Silhouette Desire #208 you believe it or not is up to Promises in Tumble Creek you Ohhhh I see why this book is getting so much buzz it is virtually unputdownableI didn t actually have any plans to read The Silent Patient I just happened to see it hanging around in the new releases took a uick peek and thought why not Well I ll tell Mischief and Marriage you why not You absolutely definitely should NOT read this book if Cold Case Hot Accomplice Men of Wolf Creek #1 you want to go to sleep and get up for real life stuff in the morning I read this until my eyes were like nope and closed on their ownIt s very compelling A psychotherapist called Theo Faber narrates the story and he announces early on that he s pretty fucked up He worms his way into a new job at the Grove mental health facility because of his fascination with the artist Alicia Berenson who murdered her husband in an open and shut case and hasn t spoken a word since But let us not forget that while Alicia Berenson may be a murderer she was also an artist Theo finds himself connecting with Alicia and feeling a desperate need to figure out why she did it And what s he wants to figure out why she is silent What can t she say What won t she say The he digs into her life her family and her past the deeper in he gets It s a fast paced ride with short punchy chapters oh how easy it is to think just one chapter The story has so many threads and little surprises to uncover More uestions arise at every turn And even those who work out the main aspect of the mystery will probably still enjoy the journey of finding out why and all the little shocking discoveries made along the wayIt is true that those who have read a number of twisty mysteries will likely guess the truth but I think there s enough goodness here to make it enjoyable anyway Or it was for me at least Full of thrills artistic metaphor twists and Greek tragedyBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

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Read & Download Æ The Silent Patient 105 Never speaks another wordAlicia’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 se. I m annoyed

  • Hardcover
  • 325
  • The Silent Patient
  • Alex Michaelides
  • English
  • 20 May 2018
  • 9781250301697