Episode 72 - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

107 minutes

This psychological thriller didn't so much thrill us as annoy and infuriate us. Diary entries read like screenplays, the writing is bland overall, and ultimately the framing and plot have major issues. How does this book have such good ratings and reviews? Thanks to Chris's partner Rebecca for recommending this and donating her copy to the show.

Content warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, we've got descriptions of abuse, assaults, break-ins, drug use, murder, and flagrant ethical violations in professional/client interaction.

Audio quality warning: A bad XLR cable caused some crackling/static on Paris's track towards the end of the episode. We did as much as we could to mitigate this, but it is still audible. Apologies!

More episodes from Terrible Book Club

Ain’t a Hero: Season 1 by Bryan W. Schuder *Patron’s Choice* - Episode 147

It's another week and another Patron asked us to read their own work for the show! In this episode we discuss our experience reading Season 1 of Ain't a Hero, a web series by Bryan W. …

Identity Switch: Becoming The Woman Who Gets What She Wants by April & Adrianna Mason - Episode 146

We take a brief reprieve this week from our slew of Patron requests to dive back into the deep, dark waters of Amazon Short Reads. Chris pulled

Arabiolosis by Nathen Mazri *Patron’s Choice* - Episode 145

Our patron Lynn requested that we read Arabiolosis by Nathen Mazri, the man who brought the world GarfieldEATS. We were soon launched into an endless …

Drag Queen Dino Fighters by MP Johnson *Patron’s Choice* - Episode 144

We return to the wild land of bizarro fiction this week to discuss Drag Queen Dino Fighters by MP Johnson. This was requested by our patron Robin, who then provided us with the Amazon …

So I’m A Spider, So What? Vol 7 By Okina Baba *Patron’s Choice* - Episode 143

One of our anonymous patrons asked us to choose a light novel for their Patron's Choice episode this season, so we chose this because the title made …

Dating & Crypto by Gabriel Bell - Episode 142

Chris went on another deep dive into the “Short Reads” category on Amazon and found Dating & Crypto, a brand new self-help guide which promises to teach you how to use cryptocurrency to …

How you can listen to this podcast

You can listen to episodes right here on the website, or if you prefer, in a podcast app. Listening in an app makes it easier to keep track of what you’ve already heard, listen without using your data plan and many other conveniences.

Recommended apps
Start listening to Episode 80 - Bear by Marian Engel
1:36:22
Start listening to Episode 80 - Bear by Marian Engel
1:36:22