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The Silent Patient


The Silent Patient
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The Silent Patient

Alex Michaelides

ISBN 9781409181620

With film rights snapped up by an Oscar winning Hollywood production company, rights sold in a world record 43 territories, and rave blurbs from David Baldacci, Lee Child and A.J. Finn, The Silent Patient promises to be the debut thriller of 2019.

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?

The Silent Patient is the gripping must-read debut thriller of 2019 - perfect for fans of The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn and The Girl Before by JP Delaney.














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 is his first novel.










Reviews, News & Interviews:

Terrific. The Times Crime Book of the Month

Smart, sophisticated suspense. Lee Child

Absolutely brilliant. Stephen Fry

A totally original psychological mystery. David Baldacci

One of the best thrillers I've read this year. Cara Hunter

The pace and finesse of a master. BBC Culture