The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides

  • Release Date: 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 664 Ratings

Description

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....

Reviews

  • Silent patient

    5
    By Acquittal
    One of the best books I’ve read in a long while. Smart. Intriguing and great characters.
  • Interesting

    3
    By Tipping pt
    Maybe it was my own issues I am willing to own - but I was 150% into this book and it’s story until 3/4 thru it. The storyline is captivating but doesn’t explain reality - like how Theo didn’t have any other patients at the Grove, or why Diomedes didn’t care about Alicia’s stubborn behavior. Some questions were answered but most of mine were not. Perhaps that’s the point. ?
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  • Great twist!

    4
    By Crystal B :)
    I am impressed with this new Author! His writing style is so easy to follow along and keeps you engaged. His plot twist was amazinnngggg. I read this book in six hours. Loved.
  • Great book

    5
    By Pretafcat
    Love the twist at the end. Totally unexpected end.
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  • A Work of Art

    5
    By none left..
    This book captivated me from the beginning. I read the sample first and I knew I had to keep reading. I strongly recommend this book. There are so many unexpected developments, and ultimately the ending left me speechless.
  • a real gripper

    5
    By 612jazzy
    This thriller just spirals up and up with a fantastic plot twist at the end. loved it!
  • The Silent Patient

    5
    By Lunababe7
    I lost a nights sleep because of this book. I could not put it down. Mesmerizing, disturbing, twisted and credibly relatable to anyone who has experienced betrayal by those whose trust was essential to their ownership of self. A disturbing study of fractured psyche. The characters are perfectly complex and intricately woven together from start to finish. A story not soon forgotten. The movie will not do it justice!
  • Creative

    5
    By Louis_2098
    Thank you to the author....great to read such an unexpected plot and so well written.