The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
  • Release Date: 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 6,805 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....


  • Plot Twists!

    By އަނާ
    It was kindof confusing from the start The whole journey of trying to find things out. Couldn't stop reading!
  • Great Read

    By Turtlecanyshks
    Total plot twist. 100% worth the read.
  • Loved it

    By Picturemesummer
    Love a book with a good twist, definitely finished this book in three days. It kept me on my toes all the way until the end. Can’t wait to see more from this author!
  • Amazing

    By Ruth-Ann W.
    Keeps you sucked in. Loved it!
  • Silent Patient

    By Baron Mojohito
    An unconvincing narrator takes one through a contrived and ultimately unconvincing plot.
  • What...

    By mrgamerfreak13
    The twist was unexpected but the book ended with insufficient resolution. I’m curious what’s to come...
  • Good read

    By Jessiep813
    I wasn’t so sure about this book at first but I quickly got caught up in it. It was an easy read and it sucked me in. Good twist ending I didn’t see coming
  • 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!!