The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides

  • Release Date: 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 9,066 Ratings


The instant #1 New York Times bestseller

"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....


  • Twist and turns throughout

    By Nashvegas$$$
    Wonderful novel about the damage inflicted from childhood and its subsequent consequences later in life. Just when you think you’ve figured this book out, you are turned on end. Brilliantly defines a love hate relationship.
  • Couldn’t put it down ,,,

    By Kameliyaa
    It was great
  • Masterpiece

    By Amir00366
    One of the bests 👌🏻 you can read in two days and all joy
  • Excellent

    By Meggans
    Best book ever!
  • Amazing

    By merreader
    Thank you Alex Michaelides
  • Whoa!

    By BisexualAnnah
    It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a book, however this is the first book I’ve read in mystery-suspense and now I’m hooked. I couldn’t put this book down. I always caught myself thinking -what happens next-. This is by far my favorite book I’ve read in a very long time. It’s a pretty nice size. The chapters are kinda short but it makes you feel as if you are making progress. The font is a nice size as well. The story plot is amazing. I had to read the ending 3 times just because my mind was blown away. I highly recommend this book! I have the hard copy and it was well worth the money!
  • Couldn’t Stop Reading

    By luvsjeeps
    I loved this book from cover to cover!! I was mesmerized by the words and was immediately drawn in and taken by this author. I was so surprised by the ending and never thought or saw that coming!! In fact, I had to read that over again to be sure I read that right!! It was a wonderfully written book and I can’t wait to read more by this same author!!
  • Insipid writing

    By 2hosters
    OMG I cannot believe any of the good ratings this has received. Awful, no talent writing and boring.
  • Amazing

    By Angelina J.A
    I’m not a reader... but this book is something else. The ending... Oh my lord... it just the best thing ever. I can’t wait to see this thing hit the big screen!!!
  • So good

    By cw1019!!
    This book was hard to put down and had a twist I didn’t see coming. Thoroughly enjoyed this until the last page