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The Silent Patient

Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (215 ratings)
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Summary

The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman's act of violence against her husband - and of the man obsessed with uncovering her motive....

Famous artist Alicia Berenson shoots her husband in the head five times and then never speaks again.

Five years later, forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber must find a way to get Alicia to talk if he wants to treat her. Only then can he unravel the shocking events of that tragic night five years before....

©2019 Alex Michaelides (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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Clever twist

Gripping and full of suspense, When you start thinking ? who do you trust ??
Could not stop listening

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What a journey..

This book is a must read. If you like an intelligent crime mystery with a compulsive story, literally jaw dropping twists and turns, and thoroughly believable plot. Don't delay it's a corker!

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Fabulous page turner really different storyline

I loved this book and could not stop listening and felt bereaved when it was finished. This is a very clever book with a great story. It is written by a psychotherapist and some of the psychoanalytic concepts introduced as part of the story are really well done and sit within the overall narrative without being pretentious. I was captivated by the two main characters, Theo and Alicia and felt they were really well developed by the author who clearly understands people and how childhood experiences can reverberate through adult life impacting on our actions. I absolutely did not see the end twist, which is unusual as there is so often a clue early on, this was a real bolt out of the blue. I also enjoyed both narrators and felt they aptly depicted the characters. I really hope this author produces more work as this book was exceptional.

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Fabulous riveting story

I really enjoyed this book- had me captured from start to finish- highly recommended for those who enjoy a good story and have an understanding of psychotherapy/ psychiatry dynamics

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  • ruth
  • bognor regis, United Kingdom
  • 14-02-19

Brilliant!

I loved this, really gripping build up to a spectacular twist! Can’t wait for his next book.

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Wow what a story!

Loved this intriguing story written from 2 sides, finished in 3 days, can't wait for the film!

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OK but not groundbreaking

I think this is a good listen for anyone who likes reading undemanding thrillers - easy to follow and pick up but unfortunately (for me) quite predictable. I guessed the twist about half way through (a few obvious clues in the narrative).

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Very average book with vaguely interesting twist

I have no idea why this book has been heralded as the next great thriller. It’s really run-of-the-mill stuff for the vast majority of the book and the characters are paper thin throughout. Admittedly there is a nice twist, though I guessed it around half way through and I’m sure many readers will have cracked way before then. All in all a truly average read.

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Brilliant

An excellent story completely sucks you in. If this had been the written word you'd want to read the last page to see what happened. Highly recommended a must read. Looking forward to the next book from Alex Michaelides

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Very poor and predictable


I had hoped if I listened until the end it wouldn’t have been such an obvious conclusion, sadly it was. I found this book to be very poorly written and Jack Hawkins narration was just as boring as the text.

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  • 23-03-19

Great performance by Louise and Jack.

Absolutely great performance by both of the narrators.
As for the story, i enjoyed the medical accuracy.
The twist at the end was kind of predictable, but the story was enjoyable.