WWW Wednesday – August 4th, 2021

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm, now hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. To participate, readers just need to answer the 3 ‘w’ questions below either on their blog or on Sam’s site in the comment section. It’s a fun and easy way to share recent reads with the community and see what everyone is up to 😊 Here are this week’s updates.

What are you currently reading?

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Link: Goodreads

“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….

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.

What did you recently finish reading?

Pathological: The Murderous Rage Of Dr. Anthony Garcia by Henry J. CordesTodd Cooper
Genre: True Crime
Link: Goodreads

“A Brutal Serial Killer Was Stalking Omaha. But Who Could Kill With Such Precision?

Detective Derek Mois wasn’t sure what he was dealing with when in March 2008 he walked into a home in an affluent Omaha neighborhood and was confronted with the bodies of an 11-year-old boy and the housekeeper. Both had been murdered with kitchen knives plunged into their throats. Who would do something so vile, and why? Lacking answers, Mois and other detectives working the case were stumped.Five years later, a strikingly similar crime occurred in which two more victims were brutally murdered with knives expertly thrust into their jugular veins. The modus operandi of the murders pointed Mois and a special task force in the direction of looking for a serial killer. But no one could have anticipated that path would lead to the Department of Pathology at Creighton University…”

What do you think you’ll read next?

Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women by Kate Manne
Genre: Nonfiction / Feminist
Link: Goodreads

An urgent exploration of men’s entitlement and how it serves to police and punish women, from the acclaimed author of Down Girl.

In this bold and stylish critique, Cornell philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical new framework for understanding misogyny. Ranging widely across the culture, from Harvey Weinstein and the Brett Kavanaugh hearings to “Cat Person” and the political misfortunes of Elizabeth Warren, Manne’s book shows how privileged men’s sense of entitlement—to sex, yes, but more insidiously to admiration, care, bodily autonomy, knowledge, and power—is a pervasive social problem with often devastating consequences…”

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