The Resource The silent patient, Alex Michaelides

The silent patient, Alex Michaelides

Label
The silent patient
Title
The silent patient
Statement of responsibility
Alex Michaelides
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A therapist becomes dangerously obsessed with uncovering the truth about what prompted his client, an artist who refuses to speak, to violently murder her husband in a way that triggers mass public speculation
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
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Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10755027
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Michaelides, Alex
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family violence
  • Selective mutism
  • Murderers
  • Psychotherapy patients
  • Artists
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The silent patient, Alex Michaelides
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000064435464
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
483 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432858643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The silent patient, Alex Michaelides
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000064435464
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
483 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432858643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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