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Just started this January pick (I'm clearly very behind)! I can't put it down! I'm in the middle of it, right when he gives her the paint set at The Grove. It's such a quick read and so gripping! I'm secretly reading it at work... Shhh.. :)
I was hooked as soon as I started reading it. It was a real page turner and it did not disappoint one bit. A couple of friends read it with me as part of a book club we started and not one of them had anything negative to say about it. Definitely worth adding it to your next box.
I couldn’t put this book down once I started reading it. I would have never guessed this was the first book for this author. A real “page turner” right until the very end!! I joined a book club and this was my first book. I borrowed a copy from another book club member but would not have been disappointed if I had purchased it. I have now placed my first order for TWO books from February’s selections. I can’t wait to receive my books and look forward to the upcoming months.
So I am a PROFESSIONAL plot-twist-guesser and I didn’t even see this coming.
This was my first BOTM book and I was hooked from the first pages. The ending plot twist had me. I still can’t understand why he put his self in close contact with her knowing she would recognize him. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to pick my next book.
This is the first book I read from BOTM and I am shook! The post twist at the end was so unexpected. the line "That was the day I meant Alicia Benson" I legit sat there for like 5 mins putting the story in order and being shook. My mind was racing like why did he face her knowing what he drove her to kill her husband? why didn't it click in his head that she recognized him when she tried to kill him? (Legit like that bitch was not playing) How can he act like he did nothing wrong when he committed the WORST crime. OMG 2nd/3rd BEST BOOK I EVER READ granted the diary being wedged in the painting was a cheap shot.
Why did Theo even bring the needle mark on Alicia to anyone’s attention?
I thought this was an incredible and thought provoking read. I did wonder though, was Kathy tortured by the death of Gabriel or was she tortured by knowing Theo was complicit in her lovers death. Thoughts? Why did Kathy become the silent shell that Alicia left behind?
I thoroughly enjoyed my choice of The Silent Patient as my January book. I was hooked from the beginning pages of the book.
I knew there was a plot twist coming about a third of the way through the book but I hadn't quite figured out all of the details by the time it was revealed.
My one big complaint after finishing the book is Theo as a character. I started out the book enjoying his character. He appeared to be an ambitious psychotherapist who had dabbled with depression and mental illness earlier in life and now aimed to help others like him. However my opinion of him changed quickly. Now that I am done with the book, I find myself annoyed with him. To avoid any major spoilers, when he found out about Kathy why not just approach her as I believe any "normal" person would do? I found his approach to the discovery very manic. I guess that is what makes this story a good one!
All in all, I couldn't put the book down and finished it in a day. I will definitely be recommending it to others.
I'm still in shock with how fast of a read this was. I also am shocked by the twist in the middle and I agree with some other posters that the timelines were awkward. But other than that I couldn't put it down. I will definitely be recommending this book to others!
Ok, I really liked this book. I was entranced the entire time. A little over halfway through, I did begin to have my suspicions about the timing of the two story-lines and was able to piece that information together, so the big reveal was not as much of a shock to me as other readers. However, I have one lingering thought that is bothering me...why did Alicia stick a paintbrush in the other patients eye? I know she was “provoked,” but I feel like this doesn’t fit into the narrative, especially after the reveal. Maybe I’m missing something. Did anyone pick up on anything regarding this?
This book would have been awesome for me.. except I just read "No Exit" and "Nine Perfect Strangers" so I was expecting a plot twist. The book kept me intrigued and I read it within one day. I loved everything about the setting and the characters emotional tragedies.. but because the way the narration was written I felt like the plot twist could have been explained better. Overall it was a really good book, I think I just need a break from thrillers and books with psycho main characters. I would recommend this to a friend though!
Anyone else still waiting for their book to arrive? Tracker has mine at the same place for five days now. Should I reach out to someone or am I just too excited for the book to arrive? Lol
I really have nothing bad to say about this book. I haven't been a fiction reader for long and have really only been into nonfiction. I have only been a member since December. However, I couldn't put this book down and finished it in two days. I was really shocked with the twist at the end and it was far off from what my personal theory was. I thought it was really great! I really can't find a reason to not give it 5/5.
I found this to be a fast, entertaining read. The flow is great and I sped through it. However I had one big issue (spoilers ahead): the twist. I didn't expect it, which was good. But the reason I didn't expect it is because we're inside Theo's head the whole time. There's a pretty standard rule of first person narration where you can't keep secrets from your reader when you're inside a character's head; it doesn't make sense. Obviously he'd be thinking "oh yeah I'm here cus I'm her stalker". By simply changing the narration to third, this issue could have been avoided & I'd have liked it more
I wanted to love this based on all the rave reviews and buzz about this book, but it just... fell flat for me. This was my first BOTM pick that I didn't at least somewhat enjoy. Did anyone else have the same experience? Am I somehow missing the brilliance of this book?
Between the Silent Patient or the The Night Tiger. I still haven't chosen a book and I only have until tomorrow ro choose! Help!!
I'm torn between Golden State and The Silent Patient! The Golden state seems really unique and exciting but I love a good thriller! Opinions?
The January book selection is released and I’m having fun debating with myself which one I should pick. The Silent Patient is a definite contender for me, but I keep wondering about The Night Tiger, too. Which one is your pick?