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The Silent Patient

2019 . Thriller, Mystery, Fiction . Alex Michaelides

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Everyone

About the book

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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....

Year:

2019

Language:

English

Publisher:

Celadon Books

Pages:

325

ISBN:

1250301696 (ISBN13: 9781250301697)

Reviews

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Karl Girling

2 days ago

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Enjoyed this and got through quickly , very clearly written to be a film

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Daisy Warren

6 days ago

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Didn’t see the twist at the end.

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Caroline Lasorsa

2 weeks ago

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I thought this was really good, but it lacks some of the twists and turns that you get from a Gone Girl or Girl on the Train

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Cailin Cowley

1 month ago

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Would recommend for anyone who likes psychological thrillers.

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Melinda Andrade

1 month ago

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LOVED this book. LOVED that I didn't see it coming!!!

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Cristin Pacifico

1 month ago

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Good thriller — can read in one sitting, a page turner for sure

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3 months ago

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Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.

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Brittni Blouin

9 months ago

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If you're looking for a plot twist... this is your book! The ending was phenomenal. Great psychological thriller!