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Moonlight & Murder Book Club

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Program Type: Book Club
Age: Adult, Teen
Allowed Ages: 14 and older.
Registration for this event has closed.

Join the Moonlight & Murder Book Club for mystery and suspense Skype book discussions.  Meetings are every other month, alternating with the Romance on the Rocks Book Club.

Registrants will be notified when club copies are available of the books for pickup at the library's first floor help desk.  Digital book copies may be available through Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla or RB Digital.  Mead discussion groups are free, funded by the Friends of the Library.

*Please sign up for a free Skype account in advance and register with your mobile phone number AND email address so we can add you to the Skype discussion group.*
 

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

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....