The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient

eBook - 2019
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The instant #1 New York Times bestseller

"An unforgettable--and Hollywood-bound--new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
-- Entertainment Weekly

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

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....

Publisher: 2019.
ISBN: 9781250301710
Branch Call Number: eBook overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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JCLHeatherC May 14, 2019

I found this to be a page turner filled with suspense and elements of a psychological thriller.

Hillsboro_ElizabethH May 09, 2019

This book is actually quite charming - the development of the characters is pretty amazing, as well. And the ending? I never saw it coming!

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JANMAYS
May 08, 2019

Kind of dark about a psychiatrist and a patient- a surprise ending. Recommend for book club, a real page turner.

I enjoyed this book! It was a quick read and I did not expect the twist at the end.

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cscarba
May 04, 2019

Just like a few of the other comments, totally formulaic and boring. Waste of time. Thought it would end a bit more unpredictably.

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Thestone
May 04, 2019

I loved this book. I found it to be a real page turner. The ending took me totally by surprise.

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tina43
May 02, 2019

Another disappointment of a highly-touted book. Sorry I wasted my time.

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Jcolehi
Apr 30, 2019

Make another choice! Totally forgettable. Predictable, including what should be a surprising twist. Would make a better 90 minute movie than a book.

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bevbedel
Apr 29, 2019

Enjoyed this book. The ending was a surprise. Towards the end I couldn't put the book down.

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jasminestea
Apr 26, 2019

It was just... okay. The concept was interesting but the narrative was forgettable and easy to predict. It's not that I forced my way through, but I expected a lot more. I will say that it differed from the usual thriller concept but not enough for me to recommend to others. And that's the tea.

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