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


Incredible5 star

I read this book in the span of four hours while I was home alone… then, I proceeded to read the entire thing AGAIN, but this time out loud to my husband while we were ice fishing . We both agreed, it is an incredible story55


Couldn’t put down!5 star

I started this book at noon… it is currently 2:43 am and I just finished it. Absolutely locks you in until the very last word. Highly recommend!!!55


Binged5 star

Intriguing from the start, I read it in 3 days! Such a good book!55


Thriller/Mystery with a Plot Twist!5 star

Page-turner, vivid settings and characters, with engulfing dialogue that left me hungry to stay up late reading long after bed time.55


A good one!4 star

Lives up to the hype!45


Wow5 star

Wow. This is probably the best book I’ve read. Typically I can guess the ending of thrillers but this one kept me on my toes the entire time.55


The silent patient5 star

Absolutely chilling! This book kept me on my toes like no other book I’ve ever read, the attention to detail is fantastic.55


The plot twists; wow!!5 star

Fantastic read! I got hooked right off the bat. Never dull moment, always keeping you interested and wanting to read more. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, it hits you! My jaw dropped! Excellent book! I would highly recommend!!55


Must read for thriller lovers5 star

i have to say that, after finishing the book, it became one of my favorites EVER! If you love thrillers, suspenseful books… this is a must read for you. The plot twist really blew my mind, I did not expect it.55


Slow-burn for a few pages of plot twist3 star

I expected more from this book because everyone raves about it. The beginning had a slow burn, some parts made you want to keep reading but others felt pointless when all said and done. I think there were many brilliant additions but overall unnecessary. However, the plot twist got me and was shocking to say the least.35

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