Saturday, March 30, 2019

Third Thursday Book Club: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Third Thursday Book Club is back again with a new selection! This month's featured book is The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. 

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....

The next meeting will be held Thursday, April 18th at 5 PM in the library's Family Room. The group meets monthly and is open to all library users. 

Please stop by the library to find out how to reserve your copy. You can also call 915-212-0440 for more information. 

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