The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient

ALICIA Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet ? and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can?t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain. Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word. THEO Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, whe ALICIA Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet ? and to prove to her beloved husband th...

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Title:The Silent Patient
Author:Alex Michaelides
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:The Silent Patient
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:323 pages pages

The Silent Patient Reviews

  • JanB
    Mar 07, 2019
    Once I picked this book up, I couldn?t stop and finished it in two sittings. I was intrigued right from the start and found it to be quite the page-turner.   Theo is a psychotherapist who has issues of his own (don?t they all?) but he finagles his way into a job at a psychiatric...
  • Elyse Walters
    Feb 12, 2019
    As a psychotherapist, Theo Faber thought it was obvious that Alicia Berenson had suffered a severe trauma surrounding her husband, Gabriel?s death. ?Alicia joined the ranks of other briefly famous murders; faces we remember, but whose names we forget?. NOT Theo Faber!! He ?...
  • Liz
    Mar 21, 2019
    I went into this not knowing much about it, other than it was getting high marks on GR and other book sites I frequent. Well, it wasn?t what I anticipated as far as plot. I thought it would be all about Alicia, an artist who kills her husband and then stops speaking. But it?s as ...
  • Susanne  Strong
    Apr 07, 2019
    4 Stars. Bravo to Alex Michaelides for writing a Fabulous Mystery/Suspense! There?s something to be said for being silent. Just ask Alicia Berenson. After shooting her husband in the face five (5) times, she remains silent. Thereafter, she is remanded to a mental hospital calle...
  • Emily May
    Feb 05, 2019
    As you will see, it?s an incredible story?of that there is no doubt. Whether you believe it or not is up to you. Ohhhh, I see why this book is getting so much buzz: it is virtually unputdownable. I didn't actually have any plans to read The Silent Patient. I just happened t...
  • Debra
    Jan 13, 2019
    Teetering between a 4 and a 4.5 Alicia Berenson is a famous painter who has been admitted to the Grove, a forensic unit in North London. She has been charged with murdering her husband, Graham, who is a fashion photographer, after he returns home late one evening. After shooting Gra...
  • Larry H
    Feb 10, 2019
    4.5 stars. I read a lot of thrillers, so I tend to be pretty hard on them. Because, as I've mentioned, I have this tendency to suspect every single character that appears in a thriller, I'm often not as surprised as many others are when authors throw in twists and turns, or when the...
  • Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
    Feb 04, 2019
    5 Psychologically Thrilling Stars!! Choosing a lover is a lot like choosing a therapist. We need to ask ourselves, is this someone who will be honest with me, listen to criticism, admit making mistakes, and not promise the impossible? I've read A LOT of psychological thrillers....
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Feb 08, 2019
    A seemly perfect life, a murder, a wife who refuses to speak and a therapist obsessed made for a very intriguing read for us. The Silent Patient is a clever, original and complex fast-paced character-based psychological thriller with one of the best gasp-worthy twists I have read. P...
  • Jayme
    Jan 02, 2019
    Promising to be the debut novel of the season, I decided to make this my first read of 2019! I am glad I did not wait any longer... Alicia Berenson was a famous painter, married to an in-demand fashion photographer, living what appears to be a life that others would envy...till ...
  • Felicia
    Nov 28, 2018
    Dear Alex Michaelides, Brav-the-fuck-o dude ??? "Her silence was like a mirror - reflecting yourself back at you. And it was often an ugly sight." And that, my friends, sums up this book perfectly. Dark psychological suspense is my favorite genre and books like this...
  • Maureen
    Nov 16, 2018
    My thanks to Ben Willis at Orion Publishing Group for sending me a paperback copy of ?The Silent Patient? I have given an honest unbiased review in exchange* Alicia Berenson was discovered standing over her husband - he?d been tied to a chair and shot in the face five times. A...
  • Lola
    Apr 15, 2019
    Thanks to this book, Thriller has officially become one of my top three favourite genres, behind Fantasy and Romance. There?s something deeply satisfying about reading a story that gives you opportunities to make up your own mind about what happened but at the same time takes you on ...
  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
    Dec 23, 2018
    ***NOW AVAILABLE*** Well looks like I?m the outlier on this book as I have been reading many glowing 5 star reviews. Maybe I?ve been reading too many thrillers lately. For me to love a thriller all of the characters have to be well developed and intricate to the story, the pl...
  • Amanda
    Nov 10, 2018
    Having seen a lot of good reviews about this book I was in 2 minds whether to read it. sometimes the books that have the most hype are not always the best books and can be quite a disappointment. I was held captive and read it in 1 sitting. Alicia is standing covered in blood ne...
  • Christina - Traveling Sister
    Feb 08, 2019
    5, the debut of the century stars!!! Full review along with a Curry Chicken recipe featured on my blog Recipe & a Read! So first off, can I get a ?hell yeah? for Alex Michaelides for this stunning debut of a novel! I ordered this on a whim on Amazon because I didn?t wan...
  • Jennifer Masterson
    Feb 12, 2019
    I?m giving this novel all the stars! What a freaking ending!!! I absolutely loved it! I listened to the audio. Both narrators were brilliant! The audio might have actually enhanced this novel! The narration was that good! Would make a good first listen. Both narrators made it very...
  • Meredith
    Feb 15, 2019
    Another Over-hyped ?it?s all about the twist read? that fell short for me. The Silent Patient is a dark and twist-filled psychological thriller about a woman who stopped speaking the night her husband was murdered and the psychotherapist who treats her 6 years later. The pl...
  • Paromjit
    Feb 05, 2019
    Alex Michaelides impresses with his terrific debut, a twisted, multilayered, intricate, and complex psychological thriller of murder, obsession and madness. Famous artist, Alicia Berenson, married to well known photographer, Gabriel, shoots her husband five times and has not spoken sin...
  • Holly  B
    Dec 05, 2018
    Wow, I'm still reeling from that ending! A mindblowing, to-die for twist! A fast read that kept me intrigued from beginning to end, although the shocker came at the end. Wait......wait......what just happened? This was how I felt as a read the last few chapters! Alicia Berenson...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Jan 17, 2019
    Astonishing, unputdownable and spellbinding stuff here! Loved....loved....loved! This book is exactly what I needed?...a fast-paced and fully absorbing thriller that I literally could not put down or stop thinking about. This was some fantastic storytelling! THE SILENT PATIENT ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Oct 29, 2018
    I feel like I should preface my review by stating that I have read A LOT of psychological thrillers, and coupling that with the fact that this was my most anticipated read of 2019 gave The Silent Patient a great deal of pressure. This will still be an overall positive review, but I fel...
  • megs_bookrack
    Mar 30, 2019
    She tied her husband to a chair. She shot him multiple times. She slit her own wrists. She stood there and waited for the police to arrive. ...at least, that's what THEY say she did. Alicia Berenson isn't SAYING anything. When Theo Faber, criminal psychotherapist, takes a...
  • marilyn
    Mar 11, 2019
    Alicia Berenson, a famous painter, shoots her fashion photographer husband in the face 5 times, killing him and then never utters another word again. Theo Faber, a criminal psychotherapist, has been obsessed with Alicia and her silence for years and he finally works his way onto the st...
  • Tammy
    Nov 18, 2018
    Silence speaks volumes. It may be the silence of reproach. It may be the silence of speechless shock, fear or guilt. It may be the silence of rage. Perhaps it is a watchful, patient silence. It may also be the silence of simply having nothing to say. After a woman murders her husband a...
  • Michelle
    Jan 08, 2019
    Whoa! This was brilliant! This book right here is the reason that I love psychological thrillers. This has become an overly saturated genre with every one taking a stab at writing these twisty little mind fucks but more often than not they fall flat. It takes a talented mind and wr...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Feb 24, 2019
    5 ?this lived up to the hype? stars!!! Brilliant! Shocking! Addictive! Mesmerizing! I?m stunned that this is a debut novel. The skillfully scripted storyline, the truly unforgettable characters, the pulse-pounding suspense, the consistently enthralling pace, the enticing ...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Feb 06, 2019
    (2.5) This was a solid.... meh for me. I was excited to pick up this psychological thriller because it has been getting some hype but it was a disappointment. Didn't care much for the characters, the twist was so obvious, the writing just okay. The only redeeming quality was the aud...
  • j e w e l s
    Feb 13, 2019
    FIVE STARS THE SILENT PATIENT is a deep, dark tale of murder, love and revenge. This is a contemporary story steeped in a deliciously gothic tone. At the beginning of the book, we have a vicious murder, a frightening asylum setting for the criminally insane, and a suspect who refuse...
  • Kylie D
    Mar 02, 2019
    This is one stealth bomber of a psychological thriller, it sneaks up on you and then whammo! It starts out with Theo, a psychotherapist, getting a new job in a facility that contains a patient named Alicia, infamous for killing her husband several years ago, then clamming up and not...