The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient

Promising to be the debut novel of the season 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....

Title:The Silent Patient
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250301697

    The Silent Patient Reviews

  • Emily May

    As you will see, it’s an incredible story—of that there is no doubt. Whether you believe it or not is up to you. Ohhhh, I see why this book is getting so much buzz: it is virtually unputdownable....

  • Maureen

    My thanks to Ben Willis at Orion Publishing Group for sending me a paperback copy of ‘The Silent Patient’ I have given an honest unbiased review in exchange*Alicia Berenson was discovered standing...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    I feel like I should preface my review by stating that I have read A LOT of psychological thrillers, and coupling that with the fact that this was my most anticipated read of 2019 gave The Silent Pati...

  • Holly  B

    Wow, I'm still reeling from that ending! A mindblowing, to-die for twist! A fast read that kept me intrigued from beginning to end, although the shocker came at the end. Wait......wait......what just...

  • Debra

    Teetering between a 4 and a 4.5Alicia Berenson is a famous painter who has been admitted to the Grove, a forensic unit in North London. She has been charged with murdering her husband, Graham, who is ...

  • Felicia

    Dear Alex Michaelides,Brav-the-fuck-o dude 👏👏👏"Her silence was like a mirror - reflecting yourself back at you.And it was often an ugly sight."And that, my friends, sums up this book perfectl...

  • Michelle

    Whoa! This was brilliant! This book right here is the reason that I love psychological thrillers. This has become an overly saturated genre with every one taking a stab at writing these twisty little ...

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]

    FIVE STARSTHE SILENT PATIENT is a deep, dark tale of murder, love and revenge. This is a contemporary story steeped in a deliciously gothic tone. At the beginning of the book, we have a vicious murder...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE***Well looks like I’m the outlier on this book as I have been reading many glowing 5 star reviews. Maybe I’ve been reading too many thrillers lately. For me to love a thriller al...

  • Christina - Traveling Sister

    5, the debut of the century stars!!!Full review along with a Curry Chicken recipe featured on my blog Recipe & a Read!So first off, can I get a “hell yeah” for Alex Michaelides for this stunning d...