The Silent Patient By: Alex Michaelides *Review

Overall, if you are looking for an easy thriller read, this one might be for you!

Pros:

As for most thrillers, there has to be mystery to it to keep my attention. From the beginning of this book you are prompted with a question of; why did the main character kill her husband? The very first chapter sets the tone for this mystery and prevails throughout the book until the very end. I was hooked on knowing WHY?!

There are several little twists and turns through out the story that make you want to keep reading, this is always a plus!

Cons:

The character development…I felt a lack of connection with the characters. I feel that the author throws in some unnecessary background and filler info. in here and there. In the place of that, I would have much rather gotten to know the main characters better. This is solely my opinion, and I am a “character driven” reader, I just have to connect.

Descriptive scenes, again, likely a personal preference, but I love some good description on the settings and such! I would have loved for the author to go into more descriptive writing regarding Alicia and the actual murder scene.

Overall 4 out of 5 stars for me! It was an easy thriller read that has you wondering until the end. It was a great plot twist and the overall story line was well thought out.

All opinions are my own.

Review~ Ghosted , Rosie Walsh

Wow.

This was one of my top to be read books for 2019 and it did not disappoint. I loved the buildup to the intense plot twist. It may have been one of my favorite ever! Steadman does a fabulous and admirable job of creating characters that are likable and relatable. I never once had the feeling of not being able to connect to the characters here. The love story amidst the suspense was something fresh and new that I really enjoyed.

The plot twist. Oh man the twist!! I can’t say much about this without giving it away. Just know that it will truly be a twist and you may even find yourself rereading that part, just to convince yourself of what you have just read. I did! It was certainly worth staying up half the night to get to that point! (or maybe to just go ahead and read the entire book in less that 2 days) ! 😉  Even with two toddlers in tow, I read this one in record time for me.

Had to pull out the highlighter for this one…so many memorable quotes and pieces of writing that pulled at my heart-strings. Well done Walsh, well done.