The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is an extremely intelligent book with multiple timelines and storytelling mediums. Even if you’re not a huge fan of psychological thrillers, you’ll probably find this one enjoyable. As I’ve said before, I’m not a big fan of the genre, but I did enjoy The Sittling Patient. I was captivated by the premise, the characters, and the overall plot.
The book isn’t based on a true story, but it’s very eerie and gripping. Alex Michaelides’ writing style is unique, making it difficult to put the book down. The main character, Theo, is a Greek mythical figure, like the mythical character Alcestis. The novel deals with murder, betrayal, guilt, psychological treatments, and twisted obsessions.
The book centers around a psychotherapist named Theo and his patient, Alicia. Alicia was the victim of a gruesome murder, and her diary entries help us solve the case. In addition to the murder, these diary entries explain pivotal events in the life of the two characters. While a thriller, The Silent Patient is a psychological thriller that is both intense and eerie. It has one twist that will make you break out in a cold sweat.
The Silent Patient is a psychological thriller that explores marital betrayal, mental illness, and the psychology of people. It touches on issues of communication, drug use, and the inner workings of the medical profession. Theo reveals to Christian that he was the masked man in the case of Alicia Berenson. In the final climactic chapter, the reader learns that Alicia’s mother attempted suicide when she was young.