The Silent Patient (Paperback)Alex Michaelides (author)
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Sharp, clever and utterly original, The Silent Patient explores the complexities of trauma and the human psyche in twisty, brilliantly paced prose. Spellbinding and disturbing in equal measure, Michaelides’s debut heralds the arrival of an exceptional fresh talent, offering psychological suspense at its finest.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Crime & Thriller Book of the Year 2020
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?
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 26 mm
'Absolutely brilliant ... I read it in a state of intense, breathless excitement and never saw the ending coming. Not for a second!' - Stephen Fry
'The Silent Patient sneaks up on you like a slash of intimidating shadow on a badly lit street. Michaelides has crafted a totally original, spellbinding psychological mystery so quirky, so unique that it should have its own genre. I read it in two nights and savored every luscious word, every grim encounter, every startling twist. The pages will burn with the friction from your hands turning them.' - David Baldacci
'Smart, sophisticated suspense - a very fine novel by any standard.' - Lee Child
'The perfect thriller. This extraordinary novel set my blood fizzing - I quite literally couldn't put it down. I told myself I'd just dip in; eleven hours later - it's now 5.47 AM - I've finished it, absolutely dazzled.' - A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
'One of the best thrillers I've read this year. Masterfully plotted and brilliantly paced by a writer at the top of his game.' - Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home
'I was kicking myself black and blue that I did not see that moment coming. I have never been so happily wrong-footed. A very clever book - highly recommended.' - C.J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
'A neatly woven, intelligently written story that lifts the curtain on the complexities of trauma and the human psyche.' - Ali Land, author of Good Me, Bad Me
'The definition of a page turner. The twist comes as hard and fast as a slap across the face.' - John Marrs, author of The Good Samaritan
'Genuinely chilling and with a real sucker punch of a twist.' - Sharon Bolton, author of The Craftsman
'A hugely impressive debut.' - Steve Cavanagh, author of Thirteen
'Alex Michaelides has written one of the best psychological thrillers I have ever read. The Silent Patient is a swarming, paranoid nightmare of a novel with an ending that is destined to go down as one of the most shocking, mind-blowing twists in recent memory.' - Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter
'An excellent, slow-burning psychological thriller; sharp, clever and with a whammy that genuinely took me by surprise (it takes a lot to do this). Kudos to the author. More, please.' - Joanne Harris
'"Just one more chapter. Just one more. Then I'll stop." Once you pick up The Silent Patient, this will be what you'll say to yourself, before you give in and keep reading until the blindsiding and brilliantly clever conclusion - no matter how good a sleuth you are, you aren't going to see it coming.' - Emily Koch, author of If I Die Before I Wake
'Impossible to put down, with a twist that will blow your mind.' - Mark Edwards, author of The Magpies
'Fantastic. I could not put it down.' - Heidi Perks, author of Now You See Her
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Thanks to NetGalley and Orion Publishing Group for the ARC of The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.
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Had no idea how the story was going to unfold,.
It as so many twists and turns you just won't see the end coming.
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