The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient Summary


"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....

Book Reviews


Great intrigue5 star

Thanks for a great book55


Couldn’t put it down5 star

Great read ! interesting twist at the end55


Page turner!!!5 star

Loved every page of this book. I read it on vacation and finished it in 2 days. You wont put it down!55

Baby books

10/105 star

loved it. an ending i never imagined55

Colleen's New Biggest Fan

Great Book4 star

Great, easy read. Enjoyed authors writing style. Couldn’t believe the ending.45


Excellent5 star

Hands down one of the best books I have read in a while.55

christina doren

Thin and trite2 star

This book has zero character development and is a trite, predictable whodunnit. I’m actually annoyed at the person who recommended it to me. I’m sure it will make a great Lifetime movie. I gave it two stars because I finished it. Never again with this author.25


The Silent Patient5 star

Excellent. A nonstop read.55


Very Good Read4 star

I had been in a reading slump. This book pulled me out. I generally avoid hyped up books, but I found l this one engaging and interesting.45


Good4 star

Great story. Enjoyed this read45

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