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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Average read3 star

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


Amazing5 star

Best plot twist 55


Oustanding5 star

This was everything I wanted in a book and more. On the edge of my seat the entire read!! 55


The Silent Patient5 star

I loved it! Very complicated plot... a great read! 55


The Silent Patient4 star

Spell binding, captive and great unexpected ending 45


The Silent Patient1 star

Absolute crap. Flimsy, transparent, repetitive, boring 15


A whole new level of surprise5 star

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


Title fitting5 star

Freaked me out. Good read. 55

Older W

Good Read4 star

It keeps you coming back. Very worth reading 45


Good read5 star

Well put together. Page turner written with simple fast paced language meant to keep the reader moving at a quick pace. Enjoy! 55


Too predictable2 star

Knew immediately ... very predictable ‘twists’ 25


Great story!5 star

Page turner, well written. Twisty turny 55

Roro Schnowski

Pretty Good book4 star

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


The Silent Patient5 star

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


The silent patient5 star

LOVED this book. The way the whole story is tied together was a complete twist for me. 100% recommend reading this! 55


The Silent Patient5 star

Wow! This was an amazing read. Didn’t put the book down and finished in three days! 55


Couldn’t put it down5 star

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


Silent Patient5 star

Loved this book! It has a great twist, couldn’t put it down! 55


Ok...slow in the midle3 star

Good ending, but semi painful getting there. 35


Really good read !5 star

I was a little worried being the first book for this author but it was good and easy to get into ! 55

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