With film rights snapped up by an Oscar winning Hollywood production company, rights sold in a world record 43 territories, and rave blurbs from David Baldacci, Lee Child and A.J. Finn, The Silent Patient promises to be the debut thriller of 2019.
Read the No.1 New York Times bestselling, record-breaking 2019 thriller that everyone is talking about - soon to be a major film.
'Terrific' - THE TIMES Crime Book of the Month
'Smart, sophisticated suspense' - LEE CHILD
'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 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.
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?
THE SILENT PATIENT is the gripping must-read debut thriller of 2019 - perfect for fans of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn and THE GIRL BEFORE by JP Delaney.
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 is his first novel.
Absolutely brilliant . . . I read it in a state of intense, breathless excitement — STEPHEN FRY
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
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
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