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Silent Patient - by Alex Michaelides

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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

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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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.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.4 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)
Weight: 1.15 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 325
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Thrillers
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Format: Hardcover
Author: Alex Michaelides
Featured book lists: New York Times Bestsellers
Book theme: Suspense, Psychological, General
Language: English
Street Date: February 5, 2019
TCIN: 54287937
UPC: 9781250301697
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-2132
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 379 reviews
95% would recommend
101 recommendations

Worth a read

5 out of 5 stars
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GB - 7 days ago
Slow start but the ending…. Really good.
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Silent Patient

4 out of 5 stars
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Tlynn - 20 days ago, Verified purchaser
I’d give this 3.5 stars. This book is intriguing but also very anticlimactic, except the very end. I don’t often read psychological thrillers so the plot twist definitely got me but more avid readers will pick up on it beforehand. The ending is left open to interpretation, which I didn’t mind but I know a lot people have issue with that. Overall, I liked it.
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Buy it

4 out of 5 stars
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AAN - 22 days ago, Verified purchaser
Was not expecting the ending absolutely loved this book totally recommend it’s such an interesting read
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
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Cat mom - 24 days ago, Verified purchaser
Was such a great book!
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So good

5 out of 5 stars
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LGL - 1 month ago
Never saw it coming! So good
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SO MANY TWISTS AND TURNS

5 out of 5 stars
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Auntie - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I’m not the most enthusiastic reader but this book lured me in! So many twist and turns! 11/10!
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Unpredictable

5 out of 5 stars
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Jwafer - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
The beginning of the book started slow but once it picked up I couldn’t put it down! What a plot twist. Was not expecting that plot twist at all.
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Just wow.

5 out of 5 stars
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Nelli - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I was iffy at first about this book. I finished it in one day! I got so into the book, it’s very suspenseful and keeps you guessing! Twists & turns like you would never have guessed. I was in shock, & awe when completely the book. Mind blown. I would deff recommend for a good read.
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AMAZING

5 out of 5 stars
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Khloeeee - 3 months ago
This book is AMAZING like seriously I read this in two days !
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Read it

5 out of 5 stars
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Csus1w - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Definitely worth a read!
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Loved it!

5 out of 5 stars
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SEM - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
No boring chapters. Kept you thrilled the whole time!
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Perfect!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars
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AlbanianFrog - 4 months ago
I loved it! I’m so mad that I can’t read this book another time for the first time again lol! This book was amazing.
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Amazing

5 out of 5 stars
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autumn627 - 5 months ago
Love this book. Amazing twists and turns just a good read overall
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Good read

4 out of 5 stars
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RogueRed - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is a good read; however, some situational elements were a bit out there and the ending was predictable. But, then again, I do enjoy reading psychological thrillers so if you are an avid reader of this genre, some plot elements will look familiar and the ending will seem clear halfway through.
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Worth the read

5 out of 5 stars
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Thomas - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Very interesting read. Love the it is based in the UK. And the plot twist will leave readers shocked.
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Great read

5 out of 5 stars
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- 6 months ago
Loved this book and the plot twist
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Fantastic Suspeneful mystery

5 out of 5 stars
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Book lover - 6 months ago
Such a great book!!! In my option it’s more of solving the puzzle who did what. Such a great book if anyone loves a good suspenseful mystery. I like the Author too. I would read his other one. I forget what the title is. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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A must read.

5 out of 5 stars
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thatgirlV - 6 months ago
If you love psychological mysteries, this book is 10/10 recommended for you. I could not take my eyes away from the book and the ending had SUCH a plot twist that I audibly gasped at work lol.
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Must read.

5 out of 5 stars
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1234 - 8 months ago
Amazing, from beginning to end.
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Meh

2 out of 5 stars
Les - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
I’m surprised this book has so many good reviews. It has a few good twists but otherwise it was quite boring and I didn’t like the writing style. But to each their own!
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