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La pacient silenciosa by Alex Michaelides
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La pacient silenciosa (edition 2019)

by Alex Michaelides (Author), Anna Puente i Llucià (Translator)

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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 spotlight of the tabloids 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 search for the truth leads him down a terrifying path and threatens to consume him.… (more)
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Title:La pacient silenciosa
Authors:Alex Michaelides (Author)
Other authors:Anna Puente i Llucià (Translator)
Info:Àmsterdam (2019), Edició: 1, 400 pàgines
Collections:Biblioteca Pere Calders
Rating:***1/2
Tags:Narrativa, Novel·la Anglosaxona

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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

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“Alicia Berenson was thirty-three years old when she killed her husband. They had been married for seven years.”

My second book in a row (not purposefully!) wherein the plot revolves around a therapist and a patient that doesn't talk! (I just read 'Please Tell Me' by Mike Omer)

This is a good read, with a really big twist! Part Four, Chapter Six is pretty fun with the therapist stirring up the tension between many of the characters in Alicia’s life, using her diary as bait!
Ahh...the diary... ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | May 22, 2024 |
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  LLonaVahine | May 22, 2024 |
I knew a twist was coming so I spent too much time anxiously awaiting it while reading. Once it was revealed, I didn’t find it that twisty. I did enjoy this though. ( )
  ehoustonmyatt | May 19, 2024 |
I have to collect my thoughts on this.... Damn. ( )
  escapinginpaper | May 18, 2024 |
Alicia Berenson lived a seemingly perfect life until one day six years ago. When she shot her husband in the head five times. Since then she hasn’t spoken a single word. It’s time to find out why.

Psychotherapist, Theo Faber is on a mission to make Alicia speak. He tracks down and questions key people in her life to help him find out everything he can about her past, what makes her tick and anything that might trigger some kind of reaction from her during therapy.

Alicia Berenson starts to keep a diary on the 14th July to keep her husband Gabriel happy. Gabriel dies on the 25th August. They had been married for seven years.

The truckload of twists and turns, the curved balls, false starts and dead ends had my head spinning on this rollercoaster ride of a read while the dual perspective and different timelines upped the ante. Who can be trusted? Who can be believed?

I jotted down notes as I was reading The Silent Patient in an attempt to stay on the case, it was that kind of book. I took five shots at the ending. They were all way off the mark. The last 50 pages were like no other. Yes! No! Really? Oh my goodness. And breathe.

Exhilarating, extraordinary and nail-biting, The Silent Patient is one of a kind. ( )
  geraldine_croft | May 15, 2024 |
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The Silent Patient is narrated by Theo Faber, a psychotherapist determined to discover why Alicia Berenson, a famous artist accused of murdering her husband, has refused to speak since her husband’s death. The therapeutic setting was inspired by Michaelides’s own experience. “Therapy is very important to me and has been a major part of my life,” he says.

Running through the novel is the Greek myth of Alcestis, and Euripides’s play of the same name. The Alcestis theme is perhaps one of the reasons that The Silent Patient is finding such traction both among early readers and the tranche of movie executives who fought to option it. With its story of female sacrifice and the silencing of a woman post-trauma, it feels highly relevant in a post #MeToo world. “It’s about silence as a weapon,” Michaelides says. “And it was very clear in my head when I was writing the book that Alicia was surrounded by these men who were imprisoning her. Like Alcestis, Alicia is trapped and she’s denied a voice. It’s a lifetime of being made to think that she wasn’t worthy, she wasn’t good enough, and maybe that’s something that a lot of women [readers] have been responding to.”

The novel has already been optioned by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, with Michaelides due to write the screenplay, a fitting circularity for a novelist who has spent the past 15 years working as a screenwriter.
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But why does she not speak? -- Euripides, Alcestis
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For my parents
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I don't know why I'm writing this.
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It's odd how quickly one adapts to the strange new world of a psychiatric unit. You become increasingly comfortable with madness—and not just the madness of others, but your own. We're all crazy, I believe, just in different ways.
"Choosing a lover is a lot like choosing a therapist. We need to ask ourselves, is this someone who will be honest with me, listen to criticism, admit making mistakes, and not promise the impossible?"
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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 spotlight of the tabloids 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 search for the truth leads him down a terrifying path and threatens to consume him.

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Alicia Berenson writes a 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.
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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