The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient

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 tra...

Details The Silent Patient

TitleThe Silent Patient
Release DateFeb 5th, 2019
PublisherCeladon Books
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Audiobook, Suspense, Crime, Psychological Thriller, Adult, Contemporary

Reviews The Silent Patient

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    CONGRATULATIONS-Goodreads Choice Awards Mystery & Thriller Winner!I feel like I should preface my review by stating that I have read A LOT of psychological thrillers, and coupling that with the fact that this was my most anticipated read of 2019 gave The Silent Patient a great deal of pressure. This will still be an overall positive review, but I felt I had to include some honest thoughts here as well for those readers who may need their expectat...
  • Emily May
    As you will see, it’s an incredible story—of that there is no doubt. Whether you believe it or not is up to you. Ohhhh, I see why this book is getting so much buzz: it is virtually unputdownable.I didn't actually have any plans to read The Silent Patient. I just happened to see it hanging around in the new releases, took a quick peek, and thought-- why not? Well, I'll tell you why not. You absolutely definitely should NOT read this book if yo...
  • Holly B
    Wow, I'm still reeling from that ending! A mindblowing, to-die for twist! A fast read that kept me intrigued from beginning to end, although the shocker came at the end. Wait......wait......what just happened? This was how I felt as a read the last few chapters!Alicia Berenson is such a mysterious, intriguing character and I was trying to figure her out the entire novel. I kept asking myself, "What is up with Alicia?"She is a famous, talented pai...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    (2.5) This was a solid.... meh for me.I was excited to pick up this psychological thriller because it has been getting some hype but it was a disappointment. Didn't care much for the characters, the twist was so obvious, the writing just okay. The only redeeming quality was the audiobook which made it possible for me to finish this book.Unless you never read thrillers I don't think it's worth it.
  • Meredith
    Another Over-hyped “it’s all about the twist read” that fell short for me.The Silent Patient is a dark and twist-filled psychological thriller about a woman who stopped speaking the night her husband was murdered and the psychotherapist who treats her 6 years later.The plot: A psychotherapist’s interest with a patient borders on obsession. The patient does not speak. The psychotherapist believes he is the one who can get the silent patien...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    I'm annoyed.
  • Maureen
    My thanks to Ben Willis at Orion Publishing Group for sending me a paperback copy of ‘The Silent Patient’ I have given an honest unbiased review in exchange*Alicia Berenson was discovered standing over her husband - he’d been tied to a chair and shot in the face five times. Alicia gives no explanation and refuses to speak. She’s admitted to a psychiatric unit, ‘The Grove’ in North London, and six years later she still hasn’t spoken ...
  • Felicia
    Dear Alex Michaelides,Brav-the-fuck-o dude "Her silence was like a mirror - reflecting yourself back at you.And it was often an ugly sight."And that, my friends, sums up this book perfectly.Dark psychological suspense is my favorite genre and books like this one are exactly the reason why. This book is the very definition of a page-turner. From the very first page I was seduced by the magnetic writing style of Alex Michaelides.Nothing is as it se...
  • megs_bookrack
    She tied her husband to a chair.She shot him multiple times.She slit her own wrists.She waited for the police to arrive.That's what THEY say she did.Alicia Berenson isn't SAYING anything .When Theo Faber, criminal psychotherapist, takes a new job at The Grove, he is well aware of their most famous patient, Alicia Berenson. In fact, Theo's goal is to work with her, to see if he can get her to reveal what really happened on the night her husband w...
  • Dorie - Cats&Books :)
    ***NOW AVAILABLE***Well looks like I’m the outlier on this book as I have been reading many glowing 5 star reviews. Maybe I’ve been reading too many thrillers lately. For me to love a thriller all of the characters have to be well developed and intricate to the story, the plot has to be a good one and have more to offer than just the “thrill”, or wow factor at the end of the book. I found the characters to be shallow and the plot seemed t...