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The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides
Fiction / 3rd May 2020

Introduction The Silent Patient is a mystery novel. I know it from Goodreads Choice Awards 2019. This book is the winner of the Mystery & Thriller category. Author Alex Michaelides is a screenwriter and an author. His productions include The Devil You Know and The Con Is On. This book is his debut novel. Content The author organizes this book into 5 parts. There is a prologue at the beginning. Part One contains 10 chapters. There are 34 chapters in Part Two. Part Three has just 1 chapter. There is a total of 21 chapters in Part Four. Part Five consists of 3 chapters. The chapters have no title except for those that are named Alicia Berenson’s Diary. These chapters contain the entries in her diary. Review The Silent Patient revolves around a homicide case. Alicia Berenson was found guilty of murdering her husband but she remained silent since the death of her husband and was incarcerated in a psychiatric facility. The protagonist is Theo Faber, a psychotherapist and is the narrator of this story. We experience the plot from his point of view. Theo wanted to get Alicia to talk about what happened and managed to get into the…