The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient Summary

Written By Alex Michaelides

Readers Score: 4.5/5
Rated by 10,468 Readers

The Silent Patient Book Summary


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....

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The Silent Patient is a Mysteries & Thrillers book, written By Alex Michaelides. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 10,468 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • A little stuffy

    By mmuller
    It was clever. But find it hard to get past the Botox Bimbo he chose to represent an American in this book. Unfortunately her character spoke the wrong kind of volumes to me about this author’s view of us. If you want me, as an intelligent and VERY American reader, to continue to read your books- do not tread on my countrymen with such insulting depictions of us. The book was ok but that character was enough to ensure I will read no more of this author’s books.
  • Couldn’t keep reading

    By Dogsbody67
    Thought it would be interesting but couldn’t make it past 100 pages. Central character is odious but not someone I’d want to spend more time with. Wish I could return it.
  • Really good read !

    By lswain5
    I was a little worried being the first book for this author but it was good and easy to get into !


  • 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!
  • interesting premise, but could have been better

    By Addiee0317
    Read this overnight, but the story and characters flat for me overall. Characters were very one-dimensional. I am an emotional and sensitive person. I feel deeply about things/people, but for some reason, I just felt disconnected with the characters. There just wasn’t empathy. Couldn’t understand their motivation. It was there, but wish it could have been explored more.
  • WOW.

    By itshannaheve
    Best book I’ve ever read. Oh my god. Wow. I never could’ve anticipated the ending. I’m so sad I’m finished with it!!!!
  • Great read

    By Waywardspirit
    Kept me hooked to the end