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The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient

2019 . Fiction, Thrillers . 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....

Year:

2019

Language:

English

Publisher:

Celadon Books

Pages:

336

ISBN:

1250301696 (ISBN13: 9781250301697)

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Reviews

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Lujain Alshaikh

3 months ago

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It was so good I was shocked at the end, but it made sense. It is definitely one of my favourites

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Abi Adeniyi

6 months ago

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Gripping. I could not put this book down until I read every word. I drank and drank the words till I was filled and still it wasn’t enough. 10 out of 10.

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Logan Harrington image

9 months ago

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Unabridged Audiobook (6/10): The story crafted here is really solid and very interesting, however, the pacing drags. The twists and turns and red herrings throughout are extremely well executed and make this a standout in the genre of psychological thrillers.

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Amazon Best Sellers image

9 months ago

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

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Publishers Weekly image

1 year ago

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Psychotherapist Theo Faber, the emotionally fragile narrator of Michaelides’s superb first novel, finagles his way to a job at the Grove, a “secure forensic unit” in North London, where artist Alicia Berenson has been housed for six years since she was convicted of murdering her prominent fashion photographer husband, Gabriel. The evidence against Alicia was clear—Gabriel was tied to a chair and shot several times in the face with a gun that had only her fingerprints. Since the day of her arrest, Alicia has never said a word. Before the murder, Alicia painted a provocative self-portrait entitled Alcestis, based on a Greek myth that seemed to echo her life. Her current therapists reluctantly agree to let Theo treat the heavily drugged Alicia to get her to speak. The boundary between doctor and patient blurs as Theo, who admits he became a therapist “because I was fucked-up,” seeks to cure his own emotional problems in the course of treating Alicia. This edgy, intricately plotted psychological thriller establishes Michaelides as a major player in the field. 200,000-copy announced first printing.

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Parth H Prabhune

1 year ago

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Beyond Words Perfectly Crafted Amazingly Narrated..

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Annie Spencer image

1 year ago

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Great psychological thriller - squarely in the camp of Gone Girl, or Woman in The Window, or Girl on the Train. Totally page turner- read it in 2 sittings. Great holiday beach read, with a twisty ending, but not a ton of substance.

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Caroline Lasorsa image

1 year 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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Jordynn Shelton

4 months ago

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The plot twist was actually really GOOD!! It’s slow in the beginning but if you blousy threw it’s great

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Dani Costa

4 months ago

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tenho nem o que falar dessa experiência viu, simplesmente SENSACIONAL comecei a ler sem pretensão NENHUMA e quando fui ver ja tava na fase de pensar no livro enquanto to fazendo as coisas do dia a dia foi uma história que me prendeu bastante (não sou fã de ler ebook, mas esse livro me cativou de uma forma impressionante) então fui lendo sem nem perceber que o tempo passava e coisas do tipo não vou dar spoiler do final, só digo que é (talvez por estar sem expectativa nenhuma, achei) GENIAL fui completamente ludibriada e nunca fiquei tão feliz por isso (gostei muito do final KKKKKKKKKK) recomendo demaaaisss (porem é importante ver os gatilhos do livro)

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Olive Mason

6 months ago

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The hype for this book really did not live up to what it was. Everyone saying they COULD NOT PUT DOWN this book… can’t relate, it was a chore to get through

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Milly Upton

7 months ago

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The most perfect thriller ever written. I did not see that coming and I enjoyed every second of it. Would recommend.

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Chris Cairns

9 months ago

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Was a good enough book but saw the twist a mile off.

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Ardass G

10 months ago

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im reading the song of Achilles rn but im still struck w/ this book even after a week

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will Bradley

10 months ago

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A gripping thriller that welcomes an eery sensation you will be unable to shake for the rest of the week.

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nxl.i

10 months ago

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Biggest plot twist EVER. Wish if there was a second book

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Aaron Joy

10 months ago

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Felt a bit slow in between but the twist more than makes up for it. A great dive into the phsychology of people who do bad things with some nice mythological references.

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Haya 41

11 months ago

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very good plot twist i loved it but very slow pace book and hard to get into (don’t recommend if you aren’t really into reading) but when you do get into it it’s REALLY good

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Barbs Bookland

11 months ago

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I loved this book so much I think I could potentially reread every year

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Tuhin Chandra

12 months ago

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This was one of my first suspense thriller books and I just loved itt

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Genea Espinoza

12 months ago

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Held your attention, but was a typical gotcha type book

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Salma Chaoui

1 year ago

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It was so different from the books i usually read but i loved it. It blows my mind

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Jolyn Phua

1 year ago

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i think it was overall pretty slow, the plot twist was unpredictable, but honestly at alot of the points i just wanted it to end. not a very exciting book but overall okay. good psychological terms though

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Sara Nicole

1 year ago

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Loved it! This is soooo good. I can’t even describe it. The characters were just so so so good. The story…damn. And don’t even get me started about the ending, dear god!

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Raymond Wolf

1 year ago

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Alex wrote a masterpiece here, if this was a movie I would watch it without hesitation

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Laura Giles

1 year ago

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Enjoyed this. I saw the twist coming but not until later in the book and it was enjoyable.

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C. Elsie St Hilaire

1 year ago

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had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through

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Ameenah Asaju

1 year ago

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Very interesting read and a great psychological thriller. I didn't expect the ending at all although I should've suspected so when the psychoanalyst never doubted her guilt, almost everyone who knew seemed convinced she didn't do it, but he despite the fact that he was so keen on helping her, never mentioned his doubt of her guilt. When all was revealed, I was actually on the verge of forgiving him up until he tried to kill her and then framed his colleague. It's definitely worth reading.

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Abhik Banerjee

1 year ago

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Fantastic read! Kept on the edge of my seat throughout!

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Rickie Retchin Straarup

1 year ago

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Could not put it down!!! Never expected the ending!

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