The August book of the month is the debut thriller that everyone is talking about! The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain. Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought.

And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?

The Silent Patient is the gripping must-read debut thriller of 2019 – perfect for fans of The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh and The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney.

Every month Manchester Libraries join Becky and her lunch-timers on the Becky Want Show on BBC Radio Manchester to discuss the latest bestsellers. We also buy extra copies of the books for your libraries in Manchester so that you can read along with us.

You can reserve a copy of the book and get it sent to your nearest library. All you need is your library card.

Tune in on Friday 30th to hear what we thought of The Silent Patient. Becky would love to hear what you thought of the book as well. Tweet your review to her at @BeckyWant.