The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides

  • Release Date: 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
The Silent Patient book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 13,091 Ratings)

The Silent Patient Alex Michaelides Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars


"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
Entertainment Weekly

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....

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User reviews about this book

  • Too good

    By Yasbel22
    One of those you can’t let go. Excellent!
  • Loveee

    By joselineea
    This has to be one of my favorite books! I would definitely recommend this to anyone :)
  • Edge of Your Seat

    By Yankeesgirl8
    Well written and exciting mystery. It draws you in and a surprise ending! Loved this book. Highly recommend it.
  • favorite book

    By Green Polly is PLL
    i’m a 16 year old who honestly hasn’t picked up a book in three years (don’t say that’s sad, my parents just don’t like to buy me books because i read them too fast) and i finished this in six hours. i’m a destined forensic psychology major so that’s the main reason i picked this up in the first place, but found it to be so much more amazing and plot twisting than originally thought
  • Entertaining Read

    By DCraighill
    Finished within a week, great page turner
  • Fast and fun read

    By Destin123
    Loved this murder mystery. Easy to read and well written!
  • 5 starts

    By rosenfedea
    Great read! Twist didn’t see coming.
  • This was lowkey fun

    By Alberto nas
    This book kept me hooked, but the ending was definitely unexpected. I’m a bit disappointed with the ending . Not worth it!!!
  • Great!

    By Geech<3
    Great read. Started off slow but it picks up and keeps you guessing!
  • The ending was great

    By Carlee Snyder
    I did not see the ending coming. I had to read one part of it over and over to understand what events just concurred.

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