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"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
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....
Had me glued to my couch! Haven’t read anything like it in ages. If your a fan of “ who did what and why” get this book. Then read the Maidens, you won’t regret it. Laksag55
Oh my gosh!! Did not see the ending the coming!! Was completely mind blown… Soooo goooooodd!!!!55
A brilliant work of art on a canvas of the mind painted with trauma, suspense, betrayal, and blood. This poem can only be told with silence55
Great book . Did not see that ending coming !55
An easy, suspenseful read. Loved it!55
I was completely caught off guard - loved every second of this book.55
Everyone had such great things to say so I gave it a try. Disappointed. The ending was eh. The plot twist was unpredictable for me but other than that it was so mediocre at best. Had multiple moving parts that lead nowhere.25
Did not expect that twist, brilliant!55