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Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)

Weight: 1 Pounds

Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 352

Format: Paperback

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Thrillers

Publisher: Celadon Books

Author: Alex Michaelides

Book theme: Psychological

Language: English

Street Date: May 4, 2021
TCIN: 76607119
UPC: 9781250301703
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-7065
Origin: Made in the USA

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**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

Alex Michaelides's 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....



Review Quotes



Impressive first novel... with an ending worthy of a classic Agatha Christie mystery.
--The Wall Street Journal

Superb... This edgy, intricately plotted psychological thriller establishes Michaelides as a major player in the field.
--Publisher's Weekly, starred review

Pulling off a novel where the protagonist stays mum isn't easy, but this impressive, immersive debut--Brad Pitt's company has snapped up film rights--establishes Michaelides as a writer to watch.
--People, Book of the Week

Impressive debut...The Silent Patient is intelligent, imaginative and a terrific read.
--The Times (London), Book of the Month

The Silent Patient may be a first novel, but it has the pace and finesse of a master.
--BBC

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's now 5:47 a.m.--I've finished it, absolutely dazzled.
--A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

"The Silent Patient sneaks up on you like a slash of intimidating shadow on a badly lit street. Alex Michaelides has crafted a totally original, spellbinding psychological mystery so quirky, so unique that it should have its own genre. I read it in two nights and savored every luscious word, every grim encounter, every startling twist. The pages will burn with the friction from your hands turning them."
--David Baldacci

"Smart, sophisticated storytelling freighted with real suspense--a very fine novel by any standard."
--Lee Child

One of the most spellbinding psychological thrillers we've read in years. Beautifully written, exquisitely plotted, the story relentlessly pulls you in and doesn't let you go until the last shocking (and yet brutally logical) twist. This is an absolutely fantastic and extraordinary read.
--Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of the Pendergast series

"Alex Michaelides has written one of the best psychological thrillers I have ever read. The Silent Patient is a swarming, paranoid nightmare of a novel with an ending that is destined to go down as one of the most shocking, mind-blowing twists in recent memory."
--Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter

This is a wonderful new voice. Listen to it. It's about to tell you a thrilling and scary story. The Silent Patient paints a picture, crawling into your soul in the very best way. Take a chance.
--Brad Meltzer, author of The Escape Artist

Dark, edgy, and compulsively readable.
--Library Journal

The Silent Patient isn't quiet at all. It loudly announces that Alex Michaelides is a new talent in the field of psychological thrillers.
--Shelf Awareness

Unputdownable, emotionally chilling, and intense, with a twist that will make even the most seasoned suspense reader break out in a cold sweat.
--Booklist

A taut, meticulously plotted and compelling novel.
--The Observer



About The Author



Alex Michaelides was born and raised in Cyprus. He has a MA in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and a MA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. The Silent Patient was his first novel. It spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and sold in a record-breaking fifty countries. He lives in London.
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
91% would recommend
46 recommendations

Enthralling Must Read

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Kphilpott - 12 days ago
This is my very favorite book. It grabs you from the start and makes you just want to keep finding out more! I could hardly put it down.
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Loved the ending

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Ana - 18 days ago, Verified purchaser
It was a bit slow in the beginning but after the middle it just gets better. I re-read a few pages because I was a little shocked of what came after. Lol overall great read!
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Read it!!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
GCan - 20 days ago, Verified purchaser
Riveting! I read it on a round trip flight. I couldn’t put it down. Heard they’re making it into a movie
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Great book!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Boo - 28 days ago, Verified purchaser
Such a great book, I was a little confused in the beginning but once I started understanding the characters, I finally understood. I understood their lives, past, and what let you the incident. This book is very addicting! I read this book in 2 days!
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The Silent Patient

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Bazinga - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Great book to read! Kind of a slow start but definitely picks up!
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Give a shot

3 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
MarsReads - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
It is a bit slow to get into.. but about a quarter of the way in it really picks up.. the middle had me wanting to binge it until 3am but slowly towards the end you can kinda predict the ending.. I feel like this book could have had a lot more of a shock factor with just a slight twist in the story. Overall I would recommend reading it but don’t get your hopes up that it will be mind blowing.
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Decent Read

3 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Rosebud - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Hear me out, this was a good read, BUT I feel like the author drags on about certain things he doesn’t need to necessarily. The twist at the end is great but it’s not completely satisfying. Worth picking up for sure if you like mysteries but I would not necessarily call this a thriller.
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Great Book!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Q - 2 months ago
Great book. Written well. Great ending
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Read this book asap!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
YoudLike2Know - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is one of my most favorite books! Beautifully written and such a surprise ending. I loved this story so much, I have listened to it on audible a few times in addition to reading it. I sincerely hope it becomes a movie someday.
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It's amazing!!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Kim - 4 months ago
can't put the book down !!
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Buy it. Great mystery

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
MollyJane - 5 months ago
Such an unexpected twist at the end and I normally am great at predicting. Truly a great read.
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Unexpected twist

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
kaitlyn6ob - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Excellent book - completely unexpected ending
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AMAZING!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
brookej - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
This book was amazing. I actually wasn’t sure if I would like this book, the beginning threw me off, but I’m super glad I gave it another chance. When I tell you my jaw dropped!!! I mean it. Go buy this book
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Amazing book!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Bells47 - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Book was amazing! I shared it with all my friends. It does take a bit to get into but towards the end you don’t want to put the book down.
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A.MAZ.ING

5 out of 5 stars
THRILLER - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great read! I could not seem to put this book down. The ending was astonishing. Definitely eager to read The Maidens.
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Disappointing

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Shelby - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
How on earth is this getting so much praise? Save yourself the trouble and don’t waste your time with it. It has a “twist” but it’s not a page turner by any means and a man writing in the prospective of a woman is, in this case and many others, a flop.
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Silent Patient

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Black - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
This book was SO good! I finished in 3 days because I was so hungry for answers. The plot twist at the end made me want to reread the book when I was done!
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love it.

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
lindsey - 9 months ago
love it! it got me back into reading again.
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It was okay

3 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Acnefordayzzzz - 10 months ago
This book was highly recommended so I bought a copy. Unfortunately, I found it to be overhyped, underwhelming and predictable. The author lacked passion. It was slow at first but picked up midway. Great story line but had a lot more potential to go even further than it did. It was “okay.” I still recommend reading. I enjoyed the short chapters.
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Must Read

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Ae0112 - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
At first I had a hard time getting into it, but I’m glad I gave it a second chance! Definitely a must read
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