Hey there, reader! I’m thrilled to highlight these five February books that you’ll want to check out. When I’m not reading or writing about crime fiction as Crime by the Book, I can often be found perusing Criminal Element’s fantastic selection of crime book reviews and features.
I grew up in Cyprus, with an English mother and Greek Cypriot father, in a house full of books. I remember so clearly when my mother took me to the British Council library for the first time and helped me select some “proper” books. I must have been around 10 or… Read more
I love the combination of cinema and literature. I studied English Literature and was a screenwriter before writing my first novel, The Silent Patient—a psychological thriller about a woman who shoots her husband five times and then never speaks again. I’ve been reading mystery writers like Agatha Christie since my… Read more
Alex Michaelides’ debut psychological thriller, The Silent Patient, tracks one woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive… Doctor, heal thyself, seems to be the overarching theme of this new, incredibly sly psychological thriller. The narrative is presented from the point of view of… Read more
Promising to be the debut novel of the season, The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive—take a visual tour with GIFnotes! Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand… Read more
The Silent Patient introduces us to Alicia Berenson, a happily married artist who murders her husband and never speaks again. Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber sets out to unravel the mystery of Alicia’s notorious crime and quickly discovers that nothing about her case is as clear-cut as it seems. With film… Read more
Alex Michaelides’ debut psychological thriller, The Silent Patient, tracks one woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive… 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… Read more