The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides

  • Release Date: 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 6,440 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....


  • Average read

    By Bashden23
    Starts very very slow but builds rather quickly when it finally gets interesting. Left me wanting to know more background of the characters, felt incomplete in a few parts when we did start to learn more. Not my favorite read but glad I finished it.
  • Amazing

    By Ashleylynnhen
    Best plot twist
  • Oustanding

    By cbelle1114
    This was everything I wanted in a book and more. On the edge of my seat the entire read!!
  • 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!