The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides

  • Release Date: 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 6,103 Ratings)


The instant #1 New York Times bestseller

"An unforgettableā€”and Hollywood-boundā€”new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
ā€”Entertainment Weekly

The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a womanā€™s act of violence against her husbandā€”and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.

Alicia Berensonā€™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 Londonā€™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.

Aliciaā€™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 motivationsā€”a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....


  • The Silent Patient

    By Droopyelton
    I loved it! Very complicated plot... a great read!
  • The Silent Patient

    By pinkdragon8160
    Spell binding, captive and great unexpected ending
  • The Silent Patient

    By TokypRosencrank
    Absolute crap. Flimsy, transparent, repetitive, boring
  • A whole new level of surprise

    By courtneyk93
    This book had me glued and the way it intertwined such elaborate psychological elements into the plot really blew me away. And the twist was one I did not see coming!
  • Title fitting

    By nursekg01
    Freaked me out. Good read.
  • Good Read

    By Older W
    It keeps you coming back. Very worth reading
  • Good read

    Well put together. Page turner written with simple fast paced language meant to keep the reader moving at a quick pace. Enjoy!
  • A plot-twist I did NOT see coming

    By caitlynel97
    This entire book from start to finish kept me interested. As was reading and trying to piece information together I hoped, deep down, that it would not have a boring ending. It did not disappoint! With every page came different twists and turns and new theories popping up in my mind; all to be dismissed with an ending that caught me off guard. This book could very well be adapted for the screen, I look forwarded to reading more from this author.
  • Twisted and twisty!

    By Nikk-ster
    This story was definitely worth the read! Was shocking, to say the least, and certainly was enjoyable-keeping a vice-like hold of my attention. I really enjoyed reading this but I do feel as if some kind of detail was missed on the time line of events... making me feel a bit unsettled. -Could just be me though and maybe Iā€™ll catch it when I probably read it again!
  • The Silent Patient

    By rbedeir
    Thrilling !!! I finished it in two days. Great read šŸ‘šŸ‘šŸ‘