The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides

  • Release Date: 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 15,305 Ratings



"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....


  • Didn’t want to put it down!!

    By Thejoiofmusic
    This book quickly draws you in and makes you a part of the story! I’ll admit it has a slow start but then quickly escalates towards a shocking plot twist!! Be prepared- you’ll never see this coming !
  • Great read

    By DCharMarq
    A page turner
  • Captivating!

    By Taylor Muzio
    This book caught my attention from the start! Such a great psychological thriller and caught me off guard with the ending!
  • A who done it?

    By Cut Loose
    I liked the twist in it!
  • So good!

    By _barbara galaviz
    Enjoyed all of it! Had a good twist to it
  • You won’t believe it!

    By Laksag
    Had me glued to my couch! Haven’t read anything like it in ages. If your a fan of “ who did what and why” get this book. Then read the Maidens, you won’t regret it. Laksag
  • The Ending!!!!!

    By PWalker2014
    Oh my gosh!! Did not see the ending the coming!! Was completely mind blown… Soooo goooooodd!!!!
  • Strangely Perfect

    By FoleyM.
    A brilliant work of art on a canvas of the mind painted with trauma, suspense, betrayal, and blood. This poem can only be told with silence
  • What a thrill!

    By someone close
    Great book . Did not see that ending coming !
  • Wonderfully written

    By Wolf series
    An easy, suspenseful read. Loved it!