Why did I love this book?
Michaelides’ psychological thriller, The Silent Patient, is a scrumptious read. I relate to the main character’s silence which feeds into the plot’s suspense. The human mind is fascinating, as are its methods, and all in the name of self-preservation. Equally enthralling to me is how Michaelides does such a great job sharing this in his book. This story also offers a twist that delighted me, along with its plot unfolding through the skillful use of flashbacks. I just love reading stories that effectively utilize this device. It is one of my favorite storytelling methods, too.