The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Alicia Berenson is confined to a psychiatric hospital after brutally murdering her husband Gabriel. She has been silent and withdrawn since the horrific incident, despite therapeutic intervention. What happened leading up to the murder--as well as Alicia's motive--remains a mystery.
When psychotherapist Theo Faber takes over her case, he is determined to break Alicia's silence and make progress in her condition. But deep, destructive secrets lie buried below the surface, and exposing them will bring the dangerous truth to light.
This dark and twisty psychological thriller is a pulse-racing page turner guaranteed to send a chill up the spine. Alex Michaelides's debut novel is an impressive addition to the genre.