The Silent Patient

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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Loved this book5 star

I get distracted easily and this book was too interesting and really kept me interested to the end. 55

dontbesoloud

wow5 star

this was hands down the best novel i’ve read in a while 55

Dogsbody67

Couldn’t keep reading2 star

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. 25

Artist drake

The Silent Patient3 star

I felt this novel was quite implausible and overly filled with attempted twists to confuse the reader. None of these twists succeeded from a literary standpoint. Perhaps the author will become more adept as his career progresses. 35

Haley_jean11

Couldn’t put it down5 star

Every page had a new twist. With an end you don’t see coming! 55

akingxx

Great read5 star

Awesome book. I didn’t know what was coming next. Great twist that I wasn’t expecting! 55

DaveAppleVan

The Silent Patient - An Intriguing work5 star

Well written story with a creative twist. Builds to an unexpected climax. Great character descriptions as well. 55

Sndiamabwisn

Crazy twist!5 star

It had a crazy twist I wasn’t expecting!!! I loved this book thoroughly! I don’t know how it could have been better! 55

*til death do us part*

Boring and Cringe-Worthy1 star

Flat, stereotypical characters immersed in a plot that went nowhere supported by pitifully weak writing. Absolutely cannot understand why this is popular and genuinely wonder if this author even knows what he’s doing. Please don’t ever write another book again. 15

Mimij710

Great until the end3 star

I bought this book after Jimmy Fallon did a segment on his show and this was one of his top five books of the year. It was definitely a page turner that kept me engrossed and I couldn’t put it down. However, the ending was disappointing even if it was surprising. Maybe I’m being picky but for the $30 I spent, I just expected so much more 35


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