The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides

  • Release Date: 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,077 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....

Video Review The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides


  • Best book I’ve ever read!!

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    This was such an amazing book!! I usually have trouble staying concentrated while reading but I couldn’t put this book down!! I always looked forward to the next time I could read because it was so suspenseful. An amazing and shocking ending that I STILL can’t get over. So so so good I would highly recommend!!!!

    By ashli611
    Kept me on my toes the entire time! Loved it.
  • Brilliant

    By Frenchy Girl 2016
    I am rarely shocked as to who the villian really is but this was an excellent read and complete shock at the end!!
  • Amazing

    By daniix64
    Loved it from start to finish!!
  • Kept me interested

    By MySunshineBook
    I felt every character deeply.
  • Omg!!!!

    By evelyn po
    I am a huge bookworm and this book was by far my favorite. I am still left puzzled and in awe. I couldn’t put it down. I can’t believe that this is the writers first novel. Masterpiece.
  • AMAZING!!!

    By Renee_06!
    A must read!!! The twists and turns kept me enthralled until the very end!
  • Did not see it coming!!!!

    By jojov2005
    When I first started reading this book I was compelled to continue reading. To find out the truth. Little did I know the twist thrown in it. This book was excellent. Loved it!!!
  • WOW!!!

    By Patty0811
    Great book!!! A little slow start... but really a good one. Ending gave me a book hangover.. :) Highly recommend.
  • Absolutely loved this book.

    By bigmaw5
    It was a amazing read. Could not put it down. They need to make a movie.