This Was Good

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I was obviously intrigued with The Silent Patient from the start. A woman, Alicia Berenson, kills her husband, seemingly out of nowhere, and then refuses to speak for years. Who wouldn't be hooked?

The Silent Patient is mainly told in the first person by a psychotherapist, Theo Faber but peppered in are Alicia's journal entries from the months leading up to the murder of her husband. However, the story is not exactly going back and forth between past and present nor is it really in consequential order either which is pretty much the reason this book is as good as it is.

I love stories where you have to fight between questioning the sanity of the narrator and being angry and/or frustrated with those around them for not believing the person. I also love when I can feel the undertone of something just not quite right but can't seem to figure out. That is, until the author chooses to reveal themself of course. It's a big game of what's real and what isn't.

Ultimately though for me this is a 3.5 due to a slightly predictable last few pages but rounded up because I have a soft spot for psychological thrillers.