In this episode, we're discussing The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelide. Both Classy and I listened to the audiobook version. Be sure to listen to the end because we share why we picked who we did for the fantasy casting!
Release Date: February 5, 2019
Format: MP3 Download
Audio Length: 8 hrs 43 mins
Narrators: Jack Hawkins, Louise Brealey
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Rating: 3 bookmarks - Tamara | 3 bookmarks - Classy
Synopsis: Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.
Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.
Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him...