The Silent Patient
The most anticipated thriller of 2019
By Alex Michaelides
With film rights snapped up by an Oscar winning Hollywood production company, rights sold in a record 40 territories, and rave blurbs from David Baldacci, Lee Child and A.J. Finn, THE SILENT PATIENT promises to be the debut thriller of 2019.
The brilliantly gripping, record-breaking 2019 thriller that everyone is talking about - soon to be a major film.
What your favourite thriller writers are saying about THE SILENT PATIENT:
'A totally original psychological mystery' - DAVID BALDACCI
'Smart, sophisticated suspense' - LEE CHILD
'Absolutely brilliant' - STEPHEN FRY
'The perfect thriller' - A. J. FINN
'Highly recommended' - C.J. TUDOR
'Genuinely chilling' - SHARON BOLTON
'A hugely impressive debut' - STEVE CAVANAGH
'Impossible to put down' - MARK EDWARDS
'The definition of a page turner' - JOHN MARRS
'A neatly woven, intelligently written story' - ALI LAND
'One of the best thrillers I've read this year' - CARA HUNTER
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, THIRTEEN by Steve Cavanagh and THE GIRL BEFORE by JP Delaney. Publishing in over 45 countries, and with the film coming from Oscar winning Plan B Productions, THE SILENT PATIENT is the only thriller you need to read in 2019.
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Alex Michaelides read English at Cambridge University and screenwriting at the American Film Institute. He wrote the film Devil You Know starring Rosamund Pike, and co-wrote The Con is On. His debut novel, The Silent Patient, is also being developed into a major motion picture, and has been sold in thirty-nine territories worldwide. Born in Cyprus to a Greek-Cypriot father and English mother, Michaelides now lives in London, England.
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07 Feb 2019
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PRAISE FOR THE SILENT PATIENT, THE GRIPPING MUST-READ THRILLER OF 2019 - for fans of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn, THIRTEEN by Steve Cavanagh and THE GIRL BEFORE by JP Delaney:
Absolutely brilliant . . . I read it in a state of intense, breathless excitement and never saw the ending coming. Not for a second!
— STEPHEN FRY
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. I read it in two nights and savored every luscious word, every grim encounter, every startling twist. The pages will burn with the friction from your hands turning them — DAVID BALDACCI
Smart, sophisticated suspense - a very fine novel by any standard — LEE CHILD
The perfect thriller. This extraordinary novel set my blood fizzing - I quite literally couldn't put it down. I told myself I'd just dip in; eleven hours later - it's now 5.47 AM - I've finished it, absolutely dazzled — A. J. Finn, bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW
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
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
Alex Michaelides has written one of the best psychological thrillers I have ever read. The Silent Patient is a swarming, paranoid nightmare of a novel 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 the New York Times bestseller DARK MATTER
An excellent, slow-burning psychological thriller; sharp, clever and with a whammy that genuinely took me by surprise (it takes a lot to do this). Kudos to the author. More, please. — JOANNE HARRIS
'Just one more chapter. Just one more. Then I'll stop.' Once you pick up The Silent Patient, this will be what you'll say to yourself, before you give in and keep reading until the blindsiding and brilliantly clever conclusion - no matter how good a sleuth you are, you aren't going to see it coming — EMILY KOCH, author of IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE
Impossible to put down, with a twist that will blow your mind — MARK EDWARDS, bestselling author of THE MAGPIES