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Suspense/Thriller Book Club: “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides
March 9, 2023 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
In March, we will be reading “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides. We will meet on Thursday, March 9 at 5:15pm in the fiction room inside the Library. After February 9, you can pick up a copy of the book selection from the Circulation Desk or call the Library at 860-582-3121 to make arrangements for curbside pickup. Large Type and audiobooks are generally available. You may register for this program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, although registration is not required.
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….