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The Silent Patient

2019 . Fiction, Thrillers . Alex Michaelides

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About the book

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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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Ameenah Asaju

2 months 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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Annie Spencer image

2 months 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

7 months 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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New York Times Best Sellers image

10 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

1 year ago

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

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Abhik Banerjee

3 months ago

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

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Cameron Gilroy

3 months ago

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Good ending. You get to see two perspectives

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Rickie Retchin Straarup

5 months ago

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

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Dinesh Kumar

5 months ago

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One of the best thriller books, which is totally brilliant

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Karl Girling

6 months ago

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

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Cailin Cowley

7 months ago

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Would recommend for anyone who likes psychological thrillers.

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Melinda Andrade

8 months ago

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

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Cristin Pacifico

8 months ago

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

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laura .

1 week ago

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amazing

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Beatriz Marañon Straarup

1 month ago

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Good thriller

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