The Silent Patient

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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...

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  • 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 t...

  • 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 unputdownabl...

  • 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 ju...

  • 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 t...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    I'm annoyed....

  • Kat

    no no no no no no....dnf @ 88% - did this author do any research?? there is no fucking way that a psychoanalyst would blur the lines between themselves and their patients the way that theo did in this...

  • 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.At least, that's what THEY say she did. Alicia Berenson isn't SAYING anything...

  • Cindy Pham

    The beginning hooked me in because I was intrigued to learn more about Alicia's story, how her husband was murdered, and why she chose to remain silent. However, the book ended up bordering as a chees...

  • Nick

    I gotta stop rating books immediately after I read them and then lower the rating after I process them in detail in my mind and find tons of plot holes...

  • 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...