Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: The Silent Patient (February 2019)

By Alex Michaelides

February 12, 2019

‘I love him so totally, completely, sometimes it threatens to overwhelm me.  Sometimes I think … No, I won’t write about that.’

Alicia

Alicia Berenson writes in her diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine.  She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.

Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

Theo

Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed.  Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought.

And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?

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