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 10,939 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....


  • Plot twist of the century

    By Mrs. Zazueta
    I LOVED THIS BOOK. I just did not see that crazy plot twist coming. Great from beginning to end!
  • Silent patient

    By savyclends
    Page turner and fast pace! Highly recommend!
  • Great

    By pink dreams
    Loved it. Great story.
  • What a twist!

    By Gilli1998
    This book was a relatively quick read. Each chapter brings you further and further in until you are stuck in it.
  • The Silent Patient

    By Margefax
    This book held my interest the whole time. I totally enjoyed the read. Did not expect the surprise ending.
  • Astonishing

    By Lieningover
    This book will keep your mind going. Loved it!
  • Stellar

    By cael525
    couldnā€™t put this one down, loved it
  • Hated the ending

    By MonkeyMom150072
    Amazing book.....until the end. Was so disappointed felt like I had wasted days of my life reading it.
  • donā€™t like the ending at all

    By Music Omnivore 2
    The plot twist was quite contrived.
  • Speechless...

    By Amber Lynn W
    Let me begin by stating that thrillers are not my typical go-to genre. However, I am elated that I stumbled upon this book and gave it a try. First of all, the author is brilliant with his words. I finished this book in record time and was captivated from the first page. Second, it is going to take me a few days to really process the entire plot twist and ending. After finishing the book I just sat on my couch, wide-mouthed, and pretty much in denial. This was a wonderful, intriguing, and thrilling read. I would 100% recommend this to anyone!