You would expect someone accused of murder to speak in her own defense, but that's not the case in The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. Alicia Berenson is found standing over her dead husband's body and refuses to utter a word. Six years later, psychotherapist Theo Faber feels certain that he can help her and also solve the mystery of what happened that night. Theo believes that he can break down the walls Alicia has built by trying to uncover what in her early life could have made her kill her own husband whom, by all accounts, she loved deeply. There is always more behind the scenes than we can ever know and this applies to all the characters in this book.
This was a very quick read for me. The chapters are short and the action has strong momentum. I went to bed last night with about a hundred or so pages left and couldn't turn off the light until I had finished. The author does a good job of presenting lots of possibilities to the reader trying to figure it all out before she gets to the end and it certainly kept me interested. I didn't love this book, but I liked it and sometimes that is just enough. This would be a good addition to your summer reading list- fun, quick, and exciting.