A discussion of “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides will take place at 11 am on Tuesday, May 18th in the library’s Bradley Room. In this suspense-filled thriller, Alicia Berenson’s life seems perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable neighborhoods. One evening her husband returns home late from work, and Alicia shoots him five times. She then never speaks another word, which turns a domestic tragedy into a notorious mystery that captures the public’s fascination. Criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber is captivated by Alicia’s story and is determined to get her to talk and unravel the mystery, taking him down a path more unexpected and more terrifying than he ever imagined. “The Silent Patient” is a psychological thriller about violence, obsession, and the dark side of passion. The Booklist review of this novel said, “Unputdownable, emotionally chilling, and intense, with a twist that will make even the most seasoned suspense reader break out in a cold sweat.” Copies of the book are now available. Since space is limited, advance sign up is suggested.