Book Review: Alex Michaelides’s ‘The Silent Patient’

C15E9D29-6DFA-46F9-9714-0891FC26245CThis novel isn’t a blazing page-turner (it didn’t even draw me in until page 83), and in having read the previous month’s BOTM early release — also a shrink story with a character named Lydia — I predicted the outcome.

The debut author tried to create an intelligent, original story of murder infused with Greek mythology, which Donna Tartt successfully did in her first novel. Instead of Dionysos, we get Alcestis — along with characters who have Girl, Interrupted and Orange is the New Black unshocking moments.