First Line is my favorite weekly post! Booklovers can share the first line or two of the book you are currently reading, just finished or just randomly grab one off your shelf…💗
This week my Friday First Line is inspired by my latest book from BOTM, it just arrived in the mail this week.
Here you go…
Alicia Berenson’s Diary
I don’t know why I ‘m writing this.
That’s not true. Maybe I do know and just don’t want to admit it to myself. I don’t even know what to call it-this thing I’m writing. If feels a little pretentious to call it a diary. Its not like I have anything to say. Anne Frank kept a diary- not someone like me. Calling it a “journal” sound too academic, somehow. As if I should write in it every day, and I don’t want to- if it become a chore, I’ll never keep it up.
Title: The Silent Patient
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Author: Alex Michaelides
Pub Date: online it says, February 5, 2019. But I know that can’t be right since I already have it… so maybe January 5?
Promising to be the debut novel of the season. The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a 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 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…
I’d love to hear your thoughts and read your First Line…Even if you don’t have time for much reading this holiday season, grab a book off your shelf and share a first line!
Happy Friday friends & Happy Reading this weekend!💗 I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and you’ve still found time for reading!
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