The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient

Alex Michaelides

fiction mystery thriller dark tense fast-paced

323 pages | first published 2019

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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 ret...

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Moods

mysterious 86%
dark 85%
tense 64%
emotional 21%
sad 11%
challenging 7%
reflective 6%
adventurous 4%
funny 0%
hopeful 0%
informative 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

fast 51%
medium 40%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 38% | Character: 32% | Plot: 28% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 29% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 69% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 4% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 78% | Yes: 13% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.77