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 3,680 Ratings)

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

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller

"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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  • The Silent Patient

    5
    By Joanabake
    I love psychological thrillers and this one was really good. The narrator is so believable I was there with him the whole time. I rarely find books “page turners” but this one was, from the very beginning. I hope the author goes on to write more.
  • The silent patient

    5
    By redmarg
    LOVED this book. The way the whole story is tied together was a complete twist for me. 100% recommend reading this!
  • The Silent Patient

    5
    By amysbel
    Wow! This was an amazing read. Didn’t put the book down and finished in three days!
  • Couldn’t put it down

    5
    By ashkey._.jean
    Loved this book! Kept me wanting to read more and trying to guess what was going to happen next. I read it in just a couple days because it keep me on the edge of my seat. A definite must read.
  • Silent Patient

    5
    By LesoAnn
    Loved this book! It has a great twist, couldn’t put it down!
  • Ok...slow in the midle

    3
    By CM6258
    Good ending, but semi painful getting there.
  • Really good read !

    5
    By lswain5
    I was a little worried being the first book for this author but it was good and easy to get into !
  • Worst book ever!!!

    1
    By AllDaLadiesLoveLeo
    I read the first chapter and I threw it away!!! This thriller I don’t recommend
  • SO GOOD

    5
    By Madi Horne
    My mind is blown by this book. So many twists and turns. Do yourself a favor and read it! You won’t regret it and won’t put it down.
  • The Silent Patient

    5
    By goberh
    Had trouble putting this book down to go prepare meals or go to sleep! I kept saying “ one more chapter”: then that next chapter grabbed me too. Well done.

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