The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Sisters are joining in on the hype for The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides with our glowing reviews for this one. The hype more than lived up for us and we were left cheering after reading this one. If you haven’t read this one yet put everything on hold and dive right into this one!! If you have read it let us know if the hype was real for you or not.

Norma’s review

Astonishing, unputdownable and spellbinding stuff here!

Loved….loved….loved! This book is exactly what I needed……a fast-paced and fully absorbing thriller that I literally could not put down or stop thinking about. This was some fantastic storytelling!

THE SILENT PATIENT by ALEX MICHAELIDES is a dazzling, fascinating, compelling, and an absolutely fabulous psychological thriller novel that was quite the immersive and thrilling book to read. Right from the very beginning I knew that this book was going to be a gripping page-turner for me and I’m happy to say that it totally held my attention right to the very end, making this quite the compulsive and all-consuming read. 

ALEX MICHAELIDES delivers an impressive, clever, suspenseful, entertaining and well-written read here with an intriguing and refreshing premise, an intoxicating mystery and irresistible compelling characters. I thought this was an extremely well-crafted thriller where the author seductively guides you to the shocking and twisty conclusion. 

This book definitely appealed to this psychological thriller lover even though I wouldn’t necessarily say there is anything new here and you might have your suspicions early on like I did but it was all in the execution here that made this quite the fantastic and exhilarating read. I thought it was so cleverly and originally done. If an author can still make that ending shocking and thrilling to read even if you think you’ve figured out the outcome well then I’d say that is one heck of an accomplishment and perfect read! 

This was an absolutely fabulous psychological thriller that quickly made it into my favourite reads shelf making this my very first favourite of 2019!

Brenda’s review

A seemly perfect life, a murder, a wife who refuses to speak and a therapist obsessed made for a very intriguing read for us.

The Silent Patient is a clever, original and complex fast-paced character-based psychological thriller with one of the best gasp-worthy twists I have read. Paying attention to this character study might pay off with picking up some of those well-layered clues that lead to a very pleasing gasp-worthy twist. One even if you did pick up on some of those layered clues you might still find yourself shocked and left speechless. I highly recommend!

Norma’s Stats:
Cover: Intriguing, unsettling, creepy, eye-catching and an extremely fitting representation to storyline that kind of gives me the heebie-jeebies to look at. 
Title: The title of this book is an extremely fitting representation to storyline that definitely piqued my interest, totally intrigued and fascinated me. 
Writing/Prose: Well-written, entertaining, compelling, engaging and convincing. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style and it definitely spoke to me. 
Plot: Engrossing, refreshing, suspenseful, interesting, complex, fast-paced, and highly entertaining. 
Ending: A surprising and twist ending that definitely should shock and wow the reader regardless if you’ve figured it out or not. The ending was totally satisfying and did not disappoint!! 
Overall: A fantastic and riveting read that had me totally absorbed within this story right from the very start, thoroughly enjoying every minute of this debut thriller! Would recommend!

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Celadon Books and Alex Michaelides for the opportunity to read and review an advanced copy of this book.

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22 thoughts on “The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides”

  1. I wanted this one so badly, but I had too many Feb ARCS and controlled myself from requesting…I could smack myself now since it seems that everyone loved it! I’ve put it on my birthday wish list, so I hope to get it this week (if not, I’m buying it for myself, lol). Wonderful review ladies! I’m so glad you loved it!

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    1. Oh! Happy Birthday! I hope you do get it and if not you need to buy it for yourself. I have that FOMO and that’s why I can’t control myself. However, that also gets a lot of books on your shelve that you regret. lol I can’t seem to find a balance.

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      1. Thank you! It’s tomorrow, but believe me, I’ve been celebrating since the weekend and will through this weekend when I’m having dinner with my parents, haha. Oh, I will! I’ve been told to stay off of Amazon and not check orders and 2 boxes have arrived today that where hidden, so I have high hopes of them being some books! Haha! I do, but I know I can’t keep up with the reviews and I get more anxious about the reviews not being up by publication date and publishers getting upset although I’m not sure if that’s a real worry to have as long as I get it read in reasonable amount of time and review it. I’d probably get more books reviewed on my blog if I wasn’t always freaking out about dates. That’s the balance that I can’t find. It’s hard lol.

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  2. Oh! Happy Birthday! I hope you do get it and if not you need to buy it for yourself. I have that FOMO and that’s why I can’t control myself. However, that also gets a lot of books on your shelve that you regret. lol I can’t seem to find a balance.

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  3. Wow, great reviews ladies. It looks like this one needs to be moved to the top of my list. Wonderful descriptive phrases to hook me for sure. Hopefully I will get to it before the end of the month.

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