The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient Summary

Written By Alex Michaelides

Readers Score: 4.5/5
Rated by 12,769 Readers

The Silent Patient Book Summary



"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 12,769 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • 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.
  • Clever

    By kasdfish
    Great book! Clever and intriguing!
  • Marvelous book

    By Mimie9406
    One of the best book I’ve read ever.


  • Marvelous book

    By Mimie9406
    One of the best book I’ve read ever.
  • Incredible!

    By Ste12356
    Love it!! Teaches you a valuable lesson about being honest, loyal and what true love really is. Psychological thriller that will have you hooked .
  • Great thriller

    By Ro_see
    Loved it and couldn’t put it down
  • Slow build semi predictable ending

    By Living_deadmommy
    Well written book about a mentally disturbed woman who is selective mute with an interesting twist in the end but also felt a little flat.
  • Great but over rate

    By Val.Levin
    Great book, but I think too much hype around it.
  • Just Amazing!

    By Taylor Hawke
    This book was just absolutely amazing. At first I wasn’t able to get into it but then I kept reading because I’m in school to get my psychology degree. Over all I’m so glad I continued to read it was definitely worth it.
  • Great book!

    By laurajsimmons94
    Great thriller! I guessed the ending with about 100 pages to go but still so captivating and wild!

    By Lala Terminaator
    THIS BOOK WAS SOO GOOD! You must pay attention to every detail. It is long - if you’re a book worm like me you’ll love it because it’s not rushed- but it keeps you interested the whole time trying to figure out THE OBVIOUS MYSTERY OF THE BOOK of why the patient is silent HOWEVER THE ENDING REVEALS MANY MYSTERIES YOU DIDNT SEE COMING & BLOWS YOUR MIND TO EVENTS IN THE BOOK YOU DIDNT FEEL WERE OF THAT MYSTERIOUS CALIBER! HOW THE LIFE OF MANY DIFFERENT CHARACTERS ARE CONNECTED AND THE ENDING REVEALS WHY!!! AMAZING!! FANTASTIC PSYCHOLOGICAL MYSTERY THRILLER!!
  • The silent Patient

    By Frangeipanti
    It started fine then it turned into the worst drivel I’ve ever read I’ll never read anything by this author again or watch a movie or anything it’s horrible one of the few books I just couldn’t finish. It doesn’t deserve one star it deserves no stars