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!5 star

Great book! Trust me, you want to read it!55


Just WOW5 star

This book is incredible. I already thought it was a great book, but oh man that ending!!! My jaw was on the floor and it made me want to immediately reread it so I could pick up all the clues throughout. Just a very well written rollercoaster of a book!55


Wow!5 star

Must read55


Unexpected5 star

This book was like a snake, twisting & turning and changing my mind with every part. Loved it.55


Thoroughly enjoyed!5 star

WOW! I thought I had a feeling where this book was going and I was completely wrong. It has been a while since I got into a book that I couldn’t put down. My bookworm friend recommended this one to me and it’s not a typical genre I would go for but I loved it.55


Twisted and captivating5 star

It starts off good and it just keeps getting better. Wait for the end, major plot twist!55



This book was very intriguing and has an amazing PLOT TWIST that you would not expect! Such a great psychological journey it takes you on!55


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Wow5 star

Threw me for an absolute loop. The writing is brilliant. So many moments I found myself mouth wide open. Highly recommend.55

C E Lee

Awesome twist!5 star

A fun read with a hit over the head I didn’t see coming.55

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