First Line Fridays

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

Below are some lines from one of my favorite reads this year. Can you guess what it is?

Here we go!!!

Alicia Berenson was thirty-three years old when she killed her husband.

They had been married for seven years. They were both artists – Alicia was a painter, and Gabriel was a well-known fashion photographer. He had a distinctive style, shooting semi-starved, semi-naked when in strange, unflattering angles.

Can you name the book? The answer is down below!

The Silent Patient is written by Alex Michaelides and is considered a suspense/thriller. Alicia is arrested after shooting her husband five times and killing him. When Alicia was found in the apartment and arrested, she never spoke another word.

Criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber begins a job at a mental health facility. He is determined to get her side of the story. He’s trying to find answers to the question everyone has…Why did she do it? Was the being abused? Was it for the money? Did she snap?

This book had me on the edge of my seat. Theo starts to become a little too invested in her while trying to get her to open up. This begins to blur the lines between therapist and patient. Is he taking things too far? Is Alicia really mentally? Was she set up? These are all questions I was asking myself while reading. I won’t give the story away, but I would highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a good suspense novel.

Have you read The Silent Patient? What are your thoughts?

3 thoughts on “First Line Fridays

    1. I enjoyed it. It was a little slow at times for me but that’s probably b/c I just wanted to know what happened. I figured out the plot twist a little before it was revealed in the book.

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