book review: No. 1
One of my New Year resolutions each year (some years are more successful than others in terms of sticking to these goals) is to read more books. As one of the ways to keep myself accountable, I decided to start a new section on the blog - book reviews. Every few weeks, I am going to post about a book that I read and share some of my thoughts on it and in some cases do a summary without giving anything away, of course!
I love asking my family, friends, and colleagues for their book recommendations and thought this could be a great way to document some of my experiences and share which books I enjoyed or what impact they had on me.
For the first book review, I wanted to share The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. It's a great psychological thriller. The book is engrossing from the beginning to end, and I think the twist in the book is really well done. I definitely didn't see it coming but won't reveal more than that ;)
The story starts off about Alicia Berenson who killed her husband. After that she refuses to talk and it turns into this mystery that keeps you hooked through the very end of the book. Post trial, she is checked into a secure psychiatric facility, The Grove, and has spent several years there. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the chance to work with Alicia. He is determined to get her to talk and figure out the mystery of why she shot her husband which takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations. The story is written from Theo's perspective but we get a glimpse into some of Alicia's thoughts through her diary.
If you are at all interested in thrillers and mysteries, I highly recommend this book. It was so fascinating and the plot twist at the end is very unpredictable. Let me know if you end up reading it and what you think about it :)