The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient

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WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD, read the Sunday Times and No.1 New York Timesbestselling, record-breaking thriller that everyone is talking about - soon to be a major film.

'The perfect thriller' AJ FINN

'Terrific' - THE TIMES Crime Book of the Month

'Smart, sophisticated suspense' - LEE CHILD

'Compelling' - OBSERVER

'Absolutely brilliant' - STEPHEN FRY

'A totally original psychological mystery' - DAVID BALDACCI

'One of the best thrillers I've read this year' - CARA HUNTER

'The pace and finesse of a master' - BBC CULTURE


Alicia Berenson lived a seemingly perfect life until one day six years ago.

When she shot her husband in the head five times.

Since then she hasn't spoken a single word.

It's time to find out why.


THE SILENT PATIENT is the gripping must-read debut thriller of 2020 - perfect for fans of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn and THE GIRL BEFORE by JP Delaney.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 32mm | 428g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781409181620
  • 9,188

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Absolutely brilliant . . . I read it in a state of intense, breathless excitement STEPHEN FRY
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Absolutely brilliant . . . I read it in a state of intense, breathless excitement * STEPHEN FRY * Masterly plotting, Hitchcockian suspense and an absolute jaw-dropper of an ending. Read this book! * LUCY FOLEY, bestselling author of THE HUNTING PARTY * Intelligent, imaginative and a terrific read * THE TIMES - Crime Book of the Month * I read it in two nights and savoured every luscious word, every grim encounter, every startling twist * DAVID BALDACCI * Smart, sophisticated suspense - a very fine novel by any standard * LEE CHILD * The perfect thriller. I quite literally couldn't put it down * A. J. Finn, bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW * A taut, meticulously plotted and compelling novel * THE OBSERVER * The Silent Patient may be a first novel, but it has the pace and finesse of a master * BBC CULTURE * 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, Sunday Times bestselling author of CLOSE TO HOME * A superior psycho-thriller * THE TIMES * 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, Sunday Times bestselling 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, Sunday Times bestselling 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, bestselling author of THE GOOD SAMARITAN * Genuinely chilling and with a real sucker punch of a twist * SHARON BOLTON, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE CRAFTSMAN * A hugely impressive debut * STEVE CAVANAGH, bestselling author of THIRTEEN * Comes with a killer twist * SUNDAY TIMES Crime Club * An unforgettable - and Hollywood-bound - new thriller * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * An excellent, slow-burning psychological thriller; sharp, clever and with a whammy that genuinely took me by surprise * JOANNE HARRIS * Impossible to put down, with a twist that will blow your mind * MARK EDWARDS, bestselling author of THE MAGPIES * One of the most hotly anticipated novels of this year * DAILY EXPRESS * One of the best psychological thrillers I have ever read . . . 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 *
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About Alex Michaelides

Alex Michaelides was born in Cyprus to a Greek-Cypriot father and English mother. He read English at Cambridge University and received a MA in screenwriting from the American Film Institute. He wrote the film Devil You Know, starring Rosamund Pike, and co-wrote The Con is On, starring Uma Thurman and Tim Roth. The Silent Patient, his first novel, is a Sunday Times, New York Times, Australian and Irish bestseller.
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767,689 ratings
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4 39% (299,158)
3 16% (126,263)
2 4% (29,084)
1 1% (10,084)
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