The Silent Patient

ISBN: 9781409181637
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Format, Paperback
Weight, 241 g
No. of Pages, 320

Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet - and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can't bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.

Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia's silence goes far deeper than he first thought.

And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?

About the Author

Alex Michaelides was born in Cyprus to a Greek-Cypriot father and English mother. He read English at Cambridge University and received a MA in screenwriting from the American Film Institute. He wrote the film Devil You Know, starring Rosamund Pike, and co-wrote The Con is On, starring Uma Thurman and Tim Roth. The Silent Patient, his first novel, is a Sunday Times, New York Times, Australian and Irish bestseller.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Erwina Hashim
The Silent Patient

It's a breath of fresh air - to get a satisfying read after a hiatus. The plot is fantastic, it's beautifully written in a way that even if you are able to guess the plot, you still have this satisfying read at the end of the chapter. Highly recommended!


This book gets my money's worth as a beginner in book reading! I love the whole plot, and the twist oh gosh amazing.

A 3.5 stars for me

The first 100 pages were slow and i almost DNF'ed it. The plot twist were definitely shocking but I think the whole plot buildup were not worth it. There are so many characters that I thought were suspicious but after the plot twist, there were no explanation as to why they acting sus? Too many plot holes and THE ENDING... it ended so abruptly but again the plot twist definitely saved the whole book.

Norly S.
Silent Patient

Beautifully written by a debut writer. The twist at the end was unexpected

Love the plot twist

Worth a read