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The Silent Patient

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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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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!

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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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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Clever twist

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

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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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Brilliant!<br />

The end had crossed my mind but .......!! a tangled web that slowly unravels keeping you totally engrossed to all the way through!

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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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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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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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Exceptional

I purchased this audio book based on the review ratings and I was not disappointed.
From the excellent narration to the twists turns and the ultimate reveal- I was gripped.

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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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  • Nedra
  • 16-04-19

Captivant

This book is amazing. It catches me so badly. I recommend it for who like cliffhangers.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 03-06-19

Very good

It caught my attention the whole time I was listening to It. Surprising twist and very entertaining.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 29-05-19

Held my attention at all times amazing ending

Wow. What an amazing book with an attention gripping story line. I liked that they used a woman and a mans voice to portray the 2 main characters. I would definitely recommend this book.

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  • Urvashi R
  • 18-09-19

Unputdownable!

A taut thriller that maintains the mystery almost to the end. The narration was excellent

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  • Mrs
  • 14-09-19

Loved it

I did not see it coming and there were so many twists and turns. A wonderful listen which kept me engaged to the end.

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  • Priya S
  • 23-08-19

Original....with a shocking end!!

This book is everything a psychological thriller ought to be....loved it, loved the narration too!

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  • Sondina
  • 09-08-19

solid but many cliches- great narration

Pretty solid writing and character development. cliche therapy talk . Twists- many of them predictible. Audible narration one of the best.

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  • ranika
  • 29-07-19

WORTH THE CREDIT

i love a good thriller, this is one that i will not be exchanging. loved it, kept me hooked from the start

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  • Nishila Moodley
  • 06-05-19

Brilliant read!

This is a riveting read. Suspenseful and masterfully written. well worth a read. Highly recommended.

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  • Natasha Ahmed
  • 06-04-19

Absulety Brilliant

I’m enthralled by this novel. Beautifully composed. Chilling .. need I say more. I’m captivated from the start to finish.