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


Love5 star

I couldn’t put this down! Read it over a weekend.55

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Best read in a long time!5 star

I can’t believe I’m only now discovering this book. You think you know where the story is going but then you can’t put the book down because you realize how wrong you may have been. Again and again. 10/10.55


The Stranger Within5 star

I enjoyed the plot, usually I determine “who done it “ within the first chapter.55


I couldn’t put it down5 star

This book had me hooked from the start. The huge twist towards the end was so unexpected!! I had to reread parts to be sure I’d gotten it correct. This is one of those books that stays with you for many days after you’ve finished it.55


Mystery with Minor Suspense4 star

A decent read. Was highly recommended on YouTube for horror/mystery genres. I got very little horror personally. The vibe was more mystery with a lot of drama involved.45


Absolutely perfect5 star

I was stunned by the actions unfolding by each chapter later to realize the plot I was shocked. It got me good55


blast reading with no expectations but…3 star

 The overall story I enjoyed I just wished the ending was more fulfilling, and the way we find out about Theo walking & confronting the women which (spoiler) it was Alicia could’ve been written better.35


It's a don't stop reading until the end kinda book5 star

It's very well written and the characters come to life. The ending was a surprise and not what I expected. I recommend.55


Good story4 star

The book itself was well written. I just don’t like ambiguous endings.45

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