Recensie: The silent patient

The Silent PatientAuteur: Alex Michaelides
Titel: The silent patient
Genre: Thriller, mystery
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2019
ISBN: 9781250301697
Aantal pagina’s: 323
Gelezen: Juni 2019

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….  Lees verder

Recensie: A stir of echoes

21315057Auteur: Richard Matheson
Titel: A stir of echoes
Genre: mystery, paranormal
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1958
ISBN: 9781447242390
Aantal pagina’s: 224
Gelezen: Augustus 2016

The novel that inspired the movie from Artisan Entertainment concerns an ordinary suburban husband who is able to read the minds of his neighbors and learn their sordid secrets. He is also haunted by the apparition of a mysterious woman, which forces him to uncover the truth behind a long-forgotten tragedy.
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Review: Possessed

16035935  Auteur: Kate Cann
Titel: Possessed
Genre: YA, Paranormal, horror, mystery
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2008
ISBN: 9781407135465
Aantal bladzijden: 331
Gelezen: Juni 2016

Rayne can’t wait to start her summer job at a remote country mansion, far from the crowded, noisy London she so desperately wants to escape. But the retreat soon turns into a nightmare — the mansion is creepy, the legends of ghosts keep Rayne up at night, and she doesn’t feel safe anywhere.

Can Rayne figure out why she’s so freaked — before she becomes a ghost story herself?
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Review: Sweeney Todd: The String of Pearls

Aute23705757ur: James Malcolm Ryder & Thomas Peckett Prest
Titel: Sweeney Todd: The string of pearls
Genre: Literatuur, classics, mystery, horror
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1846
Uitgeverij: Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486797397
Aantal pagina’s: 304
Gelezen: oktober 2015

The inspiration for the long-running Broadway musical Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, this Victorian novel originally appeared in installments as one of the era’s popular penny dreadfuls. Readers and audiences remain spellbound by the tale of a murderous barber and baker who recycle their victims into meat pies.
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