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The Silent Patient
Author: Alex Michaelides

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
ISBN: 978-1409181637
Pages: 352
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The Silent Patient is a heart-stopping debut thriller about a woman's brutal and random act of violence against her husband - and the man obsessed with discovering why.

I love him so totally, completely, sometimes it threatens to overwhelm me. Sometimes I think . . . No. I won't write about that.

ALICIA
Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet - and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can't bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.

Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

THEO
Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia's silence goes far deeper than he first thought.

And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?
Review
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)