The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides

  • Release Date: 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 19,234 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....


  • Wow

    By jxdvccvvcv
    Wow. This is probably the best book I’ve read. Typically I can guess the ending of thrillers but this one kept me on my toes the entire time.
  • The silent patient

    By yagayeet6
    Absolutely chilling! This book kept me on my toes like no other book I’ve ever read, the attention to detail is fantastic.
  • The plot twists; wow!!

    By Holly_Pop22
    Fantastic read! I got hooked right off the bat. Never dull moment, always keeping you interested and wanting to read more. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, it hits you! My jaw dropped! Excellent book! I would highly recommend!!
  • Must read for thriller lovers

    By Keanmelo1996
    i have to say that, after finishing the book, it became one of my favorites EVER! If you love thrillers, suspenseful books… this is a must read for you. The plot twist really blew my mind, I did not expect it.
  • Slow-burn for a few pages of plot twist

    By brendy456
    I expected more from this book because everyone raves about it. The beginning had a slow burn, some parts made you want to keep reading but others felt pointless when all said and done. I think there were many brilliant additions but overall unnecessary. However, the plot twist got me and was shocking to say the least.

    By nhti(yvhgvt6b
    This is AMAZING it has a giant plot twist at the end it is definitely worth the wait 5/5 would kill to read this for the first time
  • Amazing!

    By madds_713
    Amazing writing. Drags you in, just to throw you through a loop hole you might not even suspect. Incredibly intriguing and I couldn’t put it down
  • Amazing

    By Jagster31
    Unreal plot twist you’ll never see coming.
  • Loved the twist

    By Lmschf
    I read this based on a recommendation I received. I thought it was well written, but at times I found myself losing interest. The twist at the end was great.
  • Read this now !!

    By qwannie09
    I never put this book down it was sooooo good !!! It is a must read!