The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides

  • Release Date: 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 10,795 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....


  • Hated the ending

    By MonkeyMom150072
    Amazing book.....until the end. Was so disappointed felt like I had wasted days of my life reading it.
  • don’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!
  • Page Turner

    By BuyFeliciaRealtor
    I love a book that grabs you from the very beginning. This one had me staying up all hours of the night because I could not put it down. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. I didn’t want it to end. I can’t wait for this author to release another!
  • Worth to read

    By Kambiz khan
    I read all of it trough the night.fantastic twist
  • Pleasantly Surprised

    By bovensky
    I must say, throughout parts of the novel I questioned my interest but it was absolutely worth reading through to the end. A book you appreciate more, reflecting on the delicacies of its focus and writing perspective.
  • Brilliant

    By ShawdowsnSun
    I could not put it down.

    By Rick-beez
    This book was absolutely amazing, was unable to put the book down from the first page!
  • Cliché as can be

    By kxci
    This was a painful read. The writing and plot are so overdone that you could find 100 books exactly like this one. A nice twist, but ultimately a major waste of time.
  • Wow!

    By jin430
    Highly recommend!