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."
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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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. 35
Best plot twist 55
This was everything I wanted in a book and more. On the edge of my seat the entire read!! 55
I loved it! Very complicated plot... a great read! 55
Spell binding, captive and great unexpected ending 45
Absolute crap. Flimsy, transparent, repetitive, boring 15
This book had me glued and the way it intertwined such elaborate psychological elements into the plot really blew me away. And the twist was one I did not see coming! 55
Freaked me out. Good read. 55
It keeps you coming back. Very worth reading 45
Well put together. Page turner written with simple fast paced language meant to keep the reader moving at a quick pace. Enjoy! 55
Knew immediately ... very predictable ‘twists’ 25
Page turner, well written. Twisty turny 55
Good book. I think it would make a better movie than a book though. Ending was FABULOUS! Talk about a plot twister you did not see coming! 45
I love psychological thrillers and this one was really good. The narrator is so believable I was there with him the whole time. I rarely find books “page turners” but this one was, from the very beginning. I hope the author goes on to write more. 55
LOVED this book. The way the whole story is tied together was a complete twist for me. 100% recommend reading this! 55
Wow! This was an amazing read. Didn’t put the book down and finished in three days! 55
Loved this book! Kept me wanting to read more and trying to guess what was going to happen next. I read it in just a couple days because it keep me on the edge of my seat. A definite must read. 55
Loved this book! It has a great twist, couldn’t put it down! 55
Good ending, but semi painful getting there. 35
I was a little worried being the first book for this author but it was good and easy to get into ! 55