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"The perfect binge listen." (Yahoo Lifestyle)

Instant number one New York Times best seller 

This program includes a bonus interview with the author. 

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....

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Ce que les critiques en disent

“Absolutely brilliant.... I read it in a state of intense, breathless excitement.” (Stephen Fry)

“Smart, sophisticated storytelling freighted with real suspense - a very fine novel by any standard.” (Lee Child)

The Silent Patient sneaks up on you like a slash of intimidating shadow on a badly lit street. Michaelides has crafted a totally original, spellbinding psychological mystery so quirky, so unique that it should have its own genre.” (David Baldacci)

Ce que les auditeurs disent de The Silent Patient

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WOW WOW WOW

This book was incredible. Although the author doesn’t consider this a psychological thriller, I feel like it was one to me. The character development,
mystery, suspense and twists & turns kept me on my toes the entire book. I cannot say enough good things about this book, worth the credit 100%!!

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Fascinating

This book grabbed my attention from the opening and held it throughout the entire story. Full of red herrings and twists and turns it is an exceptionally suspenseful mystery. The narration is skillfully done and allows one to be fully drawn in to the story. I highly enjoyed this book.

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what a good book!

I loved this book. the story was catchy and entertaining with good character developement. to me it was more of a mystery than a psychological thriller.

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Couldn't stop listening

It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a book (audio or paper) as much as this one! I LOVE a book that keeps me guessing, and just when I thought I'd figured this one out, there was a little twist . . . then another. Great character development! Really enjoyable!

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    4 out of 5 stars
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Suspense is the best part of the story

Writer Alex Michaelides wrote a brilliant story that kept me captivated and engaged. Every plot point created a new journey making us ask the question, "Where is the story going?". The twist in the end was good and made us understand the character's choices. I highly recommend this book that's filled with exciting suspense and drama

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Keeps you thinking.

I enjoyed this book. It makes you want to keep listening and unraveling the story.

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Exciting! very Rich!

Its fascinating. The plot is stunning. You never guess what happens at the end. The first book I couldn't put down!

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Went from meh, to bad quickly

Purchased this because of the good reviews, now I'm wondering if I listened to a different book. I found the narrator annoying, the main character without redeeming qualities and his motivation lacking. It was just all around, not good.

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Terrible

One of the worst books I’ve ever encountered. Terrible dialogue, cliched plot turns, half written characters and some laugh out loud moments.

I read another review where someone remarked that it reads like the author read ‘intro to psychology’ before writing this. Every part of it feels like a thesaurus was used on every 4 words, and psychology metaphors were added to everything.

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Just Bad

Convoluted with WAY to much coincidence to be remotely believable. Very slow and overall just bad. I’m not sure where all the 4 and 5 star ratings came from. Such a disappointing book.

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  • Au global
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  • Latifa L.
  • 2021-08-10

Intresting

A lot of twists and unexpected end, l loved the two narrators and how each speaks from his point of view

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2021-07-19

Exciting, psychological thriller.

The narrator is excellent, the story is well written and engaging. A page turner.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-12-19

Riveting

Captivating from start to finish. Brilliant unexpected twist at the end. Great narration. Difficult to tear myself away.

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  • Admirare
  • 2020-12-18

Brilliant!

This book plays with your curiosity right until the end. You can't stop listening. You just want to know why. Masterful!

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  • banglalor
  • 2020-11-11

Très agréablement surprise.

Fan de thrillers I loved the twists and turns of the plot. To be listened to.

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  • Laure de Cologne
  • 2020-09-05

Excellent, suspense till the end!

I highly recommend this book! Fantastic story, different as expected with phenomenal twists. A great performance!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-07-26

wonderful

I 'read' only when speedwalking. So books are THE motivation. I ve walked much more in order to finish this book quicker. What an amazing twist!
Narrator was very good.
Story and voice fit perfectly together.

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  • Chourgnoz Alice
  • 2020-05-23

Excellent story !

The reading is a real pleasure to listen! and the story is captivating! go ahead !

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  • Virginie B.
  • 2020-05-11

Très bon roman

De l'histoire à la performance du narrateur, tout est parfait... Je recommande fortement ce titre.

  • Au global
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  • arianna
  • 2019-12-12

Wonderful narrators!!!

The actors who played the voices did a phenomenonal job!! Bravo ! I highly recommend

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  • Susana
  • 2020-01-02

So disappointed.

This book never engaged me. I frankly did not care about any of the characters and had no interest in what happened. This surprised me because it was such a popular book and I am pretty careful to choose a book that I will like. I am seldom disappointed. The other popular book that I disliked was Gone Girl, so call me peculiar.

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  • NBurkey
  • 2019-02-10

Suspense at its best!

This recently released debut novel by Alex Michaelides has been called a psychological thriller, but I think the more appropriate term would be a psychological suspense, and a fantastic one at that. The reader is not anxiously awaiting another attack from an unknown villain, but rather sits in page-turning anticipation of understanding the ‘why’ of a known killer. Since the murder takes place in the very beginning of the book and we are pretty sure (with occasional moments of doubt) that we know who the murderer is, the brilliance is how the author takes us through numerous twists and turns as we follow the mystery of why and how this event occurred.

The writing is tight, the characters engrossing in a macabre sense, and the darkness so well orchestrated that the reader is left with the sense that one can really never know oneself, let alone someone else…or what we/they are capable of. Bravo. Great debut novel.

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  • StampLady
  • 2019-02-11

Intriguing. Mysterious. Twisty-Turny.

I didn't see that coming! I read this genre often, so I think I'm good at looking for what's to come, but I didn't put the clues together in the right order this time. You will FEEL this story! It is so well written with clear imagery of the characters, the setting, the emotions. It is definitely a "credit-worthy" work! Don't miss this one.
Narration from both Jack Hawkins and Louise Brealey were exceptional!

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  • Leah
  • 2019-02-12

Amazing debut!

This is an AWESOME book. It doesn’t rely on cheap thrills or shock for shock’s sake. It’s a mystery, full of tension and suspense. I love the Greek mythology component. One of the best I’ve listened to or read in a long time (and I read and/or listen to a LOT)! Highly recommend!

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  • A. Koren
  • 2019-02-07

No superlatives can describe how exceptional this book is

As someone who has been reading the mystery genre for over 60 years and was a former book buyer who read ARCs voraciously this is one of the finest mystery thrillers I have ever read. Simply stunning-the kind that leaves you speechless.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Alicia Herrington
  • 2019-02-06

Librarian vs. Reader: Silent Patient


Librarian: This will be a good one for all your fans of psychological thrillers. Picture the readers at your library who absolutely devoured Gone Girl and Girl on a Train. You know who I'm talking about, the readers who wanted to spend forever chatting to you about every twist and turn. This is their next obsession. It's dark, and twisty, and you never know what's going to happen until it does. Get this into the hands of the right readers and I can easily see this one blowing up.
Reader: I'm not normally a fan of psychological thrillers. The whole unreliable narrator thing drives me crazy. This one might have changed my mind. Maybe. Probably not, but it did come closer than any other I've read. I'm still processing it, but I'm still not sure if I love it or hate it, which is more than can be said for anything else in this genre.
Listener: The audiobook narration on this one is excellent. The narrator makes the characters all come alive in uniquely chilling ways. The suspense builds with every scene, thanks at least in part to the narration.

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  • Sara
  • 2019-02-07

No crazy thoughts allowed ;)

Fascinating.... I really enjoyed the psychological aspect of this story, which is pretty much the entire book. It was a bit slower in the first half but like most thrillers, it develops slowly and over time. It's interesting, during that slower section I did wonder... am I going to like this. I was very surprised with my feelings on that... I did really like it. It doesn't feel like a thriller per-say during that first half but more a mystery. However, that last half was definitely a thriller.

Alex Michaelides is a fantastic writer. His story is thorough and well-paced. I really had no idea where he was taking us and I loved being totally side-swipped at the end. I really love a book that I can't pick apart! I'm going to be watching this author for another book! I see lots of good things in the future for him (and us for-that-matter).

The narrators, Jack Hawkins and Louise Brealey were both fantastic! I was captivated with Brealey's voice. She really portrayed emotions. They both were a pleasure to listen too. I would happily listen to either of them again and again.

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    1 out of 5 stars
  • M. Grant
  • 2020-01-17

Unrealistic

The author clearly did not do research into the affects of drugs. The ENTIRE ending is totally implausible . Do not waste your time

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  • Keenan
  • 2019-02-09

Enjoyable but could have been a short story.

Oh Sigmon Freud, while you may not have been correct in all of your practices, you did allow an enjoyable book to be written using them.

I think that it was a fascinating story, however, it felt “stretched out”. This novel could have easily been a short story. Ironically, I still do not feel that there was much character development. But all-in-all, a fun and intriguing listen.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Alexandra Jacobsen
  • 2020-01-16

Just okay...

I was so excited to read this book but unfortunately there was very little character development, some very unrealistic events, and a rather quick ending that didn’t surprise me all that much. The performance was lovely but this wasn’t my favorite.

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