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The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
The Silent Patient
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Promising to be the debut novel of the season 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... show more
Promising to be the debut novel of the season 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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781409181613
Publisher: Orion
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Thriller
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.0 The Silent Patient
I’ve heard and seen this book everywhere so I had to read it. Shooting your spouse five times in the face and then, pulling the silent treatment, now that is a good defense. What would cause someone to commit such a crime? I had to know. I didn’t know if I really trusted Alicia throughout the bo...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
4.0 The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Very engrossing. This is my second audiobook and the listening experience was much better than my first one. The female and male narrators were great, both of them very natural and dynamic. The story is so absorbing I stayed up late a few nights as I couldn't resist listening just a little more, jus...
bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it
4.0 The Silent Patient
I Picked Up This Book Because: Tonight Show Summer Reads contestant. It wasn’t the winner but it was the one I wanted to read the most. The Characters: Theo Faber: Alicia Berenson: Prof Diametes, Indira, Yuri The Story: Nothing is as it seems here. NOTHING. I’m left somewhat in a state of shock ...
sensitivemuse
sensitivemuse rated it
3.0 Bland and Dry
I don’t quite understand what the whole hype is with this book. It did go off to a good start and kept me interested in the story, but then it started taking a rather bland and dry turn. It started focusing on Theo’s obsession with Alicia and although it builds up to what happens to be a really g...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it
3.0 An intriguing read, but not an accurate depiction of mental healthcare.
Thanks to NetGalley and to Orion for providing me an ARC copy of this book that I freely chose to review. Being a doctor (although I’d always had the same interest, even before studying Medicine), I’m always intrigued by books with the word “patient” (or doctor, hospital, or similar healthcare-relat...
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