Adult Afternoon Book Discussion

Book: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 2 p.m.

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. – Amazon

The Silent Patient is available now for checkout at the Circulation Desk in regular print and large print. This book is also available in e-book and e-audiobook formats. For more information and to register, please call the library at (708) 449-7510 or contact Robin at rfuener@hillsidelibrary.org


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