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


Such a good book5 star

I couldn’t stop reading it, the plot was perfectly made and the twists and suspense it had, I definitely recommend reading it55


Keep you on the edge of your seat5 star

Superb novel with an unpredictable ending.55


Wow!5 star

Captivating all the way through!55


Suspenseful5 star

I enjoyed this book. It flows well and ended differently than I thought, which is always a nice surprise. I would read more from this author.55


Could not set down5 star

Fantastic book!!!! Read in 6 hours!55


Kept me guessing until the end!5 star

I love mysteries & this is one of the best I’ve read in awhile! Definitely recommend!55


Shocking twist!5 star

What a twist towards the end that I didn’t see coming at all. Not much to complain about with this book. It was a fast, easy read with a compelling storyline. I was a bit confused on the formatting, specifically why there needed to be parts, but I didn’t mind too much. Read this you won’t be disappointed!55


Perfectly balanced and poetic5 star

This book switches between past, present, fake, and real so seamlessly you get trapped in the web just like the main characters do. I was on my toes until the very end, and was completely unsuspecting of the twist, but as soon as it was revealed it all made sense. The constant weaving of fiction-based metaphors and psychological comparison is both beautiful and devastatingly real. If you’re looking for a psychological thriller, this is the perfect book.55


Intense twist5 star

The twist at the end of this book was unexpected and exciting. Overall one of the best books I’ve read held my attention the entire time.55


Ignore bad reviews5 star

Take a read on this one! Amazing novel. My first book since getting back into reading again and loved it.55

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