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"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
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....
Finished this book in a few days, couldn’t put it down! I enjoyed the writing, it’s suspenseful and a quick, easy read. Great book.
One of my favorite books ever! Highly recommend!
this book is incredible. every aspect of what you would want in a great page turner; it’s all right here.
One of those you can’t let go. Excellent!
This has to be one of my favorite books! I would definitely recommend this to anyone :)
Well written and exciting mystery. It draws you in and a surprise ending! Loved this book. Highly recommend it.
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
Finished within a week, great page turner
Loved this murder mystery. Easy to read and well written!
Great read! Twist didn’t see coming.
This book kept me hooked, but the ending was definitely unexpected. I’m a bit disappointed with the ending . Not worth it!!!
Great read. Started off slow but it picks up and keeps you guessing!
I did not see the ending coming. I had to read one part of it over and over to understand what events just concurred.
This was one of the best books I’ve ever read. I couldn’t put it down.
This book was recommended to me through a book club I joined recently. To say the least, not only was I was pleasantly surprised, I was completely engulfed in curiosity from start to finish. The pacing was fantastic. Kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. I literally read it in a day. I took away one star because I ended up predicting the plot twist. Not that it was overly predictable, but I just wished the author would’ve buried the reveal a little deeper. Nevertheless, I thank him for the wonderful, never ending rollercoaster ride. Job well done. A definite must read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great book! Clever and intriguing!
One of the best book I’ve read ever.
Love it!! Teaches you a valuable lesson about being honest, loyal and what true love really is. Psychological thriller that will have you hooked .
Loved it and couldn’t put it down
Well written book about a mentally disturbed woman who is selective mute with an interesting twist in the end but also felt a little flat.
Great book, but I think too much hype around it.
This book was just absolutely amazing. At first I wasn’t able to get into it but then I kept reading because I’m in school to get my psychology degree. Over all I’m so glad I continued to read it was definitely worth it.
Great thriller! I guessed the ending with about 100 pages to go but still so captivating and wild!
THIS BOOK WAS SOO GOOD! You must pay attention to every detail. It is long - if you’re a book worm like me you’ll love it because it’s not rushed- but it keeps you interested the whole time trying to figure out THE OBVIOUS MYSTERY OF THE BOOK of why the patient is silent HOWEVER THE ENDING REVEALS MANY MYSTERIES YOU DIDNT SEE COMING & BLOWS YOUR MIND TO EVENTS IN THE BOOK YOU DIDNT FEEL WERE OF THAT MYSTERIOUS CALIBER! HOW THE LIFE OF MANY DIFFERENT CHARACTERS ARE CONNECTED AND THE ENDING REVEALS WHY!!! AMAZING!! FANTASTIC PSYCHOLOGICAL MYSTERY THRILLER!!
It started fine then it turned into the worst drivel I’ve ever read I’ll never read anything by this author again or watch a movie or anything it’s horrible one of the few books I just couldn’t finish. It doesn’t deserve one star it deserves no stars
I couldn’t put this book down. Read it in a weekend. As a former Therapist, I found myself angry at the main character throughout the whole story—then that stellar ending. Wow. The nuance of the characters to include their inner worlds, their flaws, and how it all tied to therapy and inpatient psychiatric facilities?! It was clearly so well researched so the story nestled in to the scenery seamlessly.
For me, this book started out a tad slow which is why I’m giving it 4/5 stars. The ending had a great twist and I wish had went on a little while longer to know the final resolution.
The plot twist at the end!!! Great book 5/5 stars!!
Interesting story, although about half way through it became pretty predictable.
What a great book. I couldn’t put it down, finished in a day. I hope we get the pleasure of more novels from Alex Michaelides!!
Once I started reading this book, I couldn’t put it down. I usually can figure out the endings of “who done its”, but this one was a total surprise! Written well and kept my interest until the end.
Great twist at the end!
Captivating! Couldn’t put it down.
I felt like the twists were great! Didn’t expect it.
This is a book that you will not be able to put down. It was captivating and beautifully written.
This book was had a very good suspense, I didn’t want to put the book down.
You won’t be able to put in down.
Couldn’t put it down. Would be a great movie
This is a great read! I really enjoyed the characters, and as someone in the field of psychology, I also liked having a deeper understanding of the mental disorders being referenced. I think the book is well-crafted, and I was so immersed in the story that the end totally caught me off guard (I was legitimately yelling “WOAH, WHAT??” at my phone). It was almost like how you see a movie trailer and expect one thing, but you watch the movie, and it’s totally different yet better than what you expected. A strange comparison, I know, but I feel like that is something we can all relate to. The TLDR is that you should read the book.
Such a great book! I read this in one day! Really hoping they make this a movie some day!
Wonderful read, finished in two days. Definitely recommend.
I thought I had predicted the ending about half way through, but definitely not lol a very good read that kept me wanting to read wayyyyy past my bedtime!
I had a hard time putting this down. Thrilling till the end.
Left me in suspense throughout the entirety of the book. I can normally figure out who is guilty pretty early on in most reads, but The Silent Patient left me guessing until the very end. I was shocked! So beautifully crafted!! Highly recommend to any psychological thriller fans!
Remains a top favorite thriller of mine!!
This was amazing!
Loved this book so much! It captivated my within the first chapter and I bought it for my daughter so we could read it together! It’s worth the time spent reading it. Will read again 😍👌🏻
Nice developing story, was my first audible book and didn’t really like the voice actor for Alicia but it was manageable
I love it! Amazing. I can say I was hooked from the beginning to the end. Anxiously waiting for another novel.
my God this was an amazing read! i couldn’t put it down once i started / incredible work!