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TitleThe Silent Patient
AuthorAlex Michaelides
ISBN1250301696
ImprintAlex Michaelides Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages336

Description

Promising to be the debut novel of the season 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.

Reviews

Joanne Harris

The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

An excellent, slow burning psychological thriller sharp, clever and with a whammy that genuinely took me by surprise it takes a lot to do this Kudos to the author More, please.


KC

The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

This unpredictable psychological thriller examines the relationship between psychotherapist Theo Faber and his patient Alicia Berenson, who becomes mute after she is hospitalized for murdering her husband This riveting book explores the broadening and narrowing of lines between doctor and patient an... (Sign in to see more)


Danny Tyran

The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

This novel could be called a psychological thriller or a murder mystery.We follow Theo, a psychotherapist, who is interested in Alicia, a woman who murdered her husband at least that s what the police believes and what the press claims As he wants to help her to recover from this tragedy, he gets hi... (Sign in to see more)


Liz Barnsley

The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

My 3rd Theakstons proof this time an atmospheric psychological mystery with a brilliantly enigmatic central character Will you hear Alicia speak Another to watch in 2019.


Tracy Fenton

The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

Holy MotherF cker.This book has literally just blown my mind.Full review to follow once I ve had time to recover.


Denise

The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

After Alicia Berenson is brought to trial for shooting her husband, Gabriel, to death at their home, she s remanded into psychiatric care at the Grove, an old facility in North London that s about to be shut down Her trial ended with this decision because it could not continue Alicia refused to spea... (Sign in to see more)


Donna

The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

Masterfully plotted, psychological thriller that kept me up past midnight, as I compulsively turned the pages to reach the end Totally gobsmacked by the ending, no way did I foresee THAT I m still thinking about it I even re read the first 15 pages to see where I might have missed things It will ma... (Sign in to see more)


Claudia Silk

The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

If you are going to pick up this book then leave yourself enough time to finish it An absolute perfect surprising thriller When an author is able to completely surprise you even when you are looking to be surprised that is a good thing


Janet

The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher That rarest of beasts the perfect thriller This extraordinary novel set my blood fizzing I quite literally couldn t put it down I told myself I d just dip in eleven hours later it... (Sign in to see more)


Sharon

The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

It takes a lot to impress a seasoned thriller reader such as myself, but Michaelides managed it Once upon a time, artist Alecia Berenson was happily married to the perfect manand then she killed him It s been years since the sensational murder was committed, and Alecia now living in a mental hospita... (Sign in to see more)


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