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The Silent Patient

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alex Michaelides

Narrated By: Jack Hawkins, Louise Brealey

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: February 2019

Duration: 8 hours 44 minutes

Summary:

'The perfect binge listen.' - Yahoo Lifestyle

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller.

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....

More praise for The Silent Patient:

"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

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  • Ivelisse E.

    Awesome book. That twist at the end was amazing

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  • Carolyn M.

    Author did not need the overuse of vulgarity...he needed more confidence in his writing ability.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Joanie G.

    This book started out slow but boy did it get good fast. I loved it, was surprised at the twists and turns. An excellent read!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Tammy H.

    I’m a reluctant “rater” but I loved this book! The story was captivating, the characters were rich and relatable and the narration was SUPERB! Well done!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Erica S.

    This book is amazing I can’t stop listening!!!! This is a must listen...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Louis A.

    Was really enjoyable and live the end!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Loooved it, did not see twist coming until it did. Loved the mood, pace and building suspense. Narrator was perfect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Richard M.

    Good book. A bit slow getting started. Magnificent ending. The

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kathleen L.

    The Silent Patient was simply amazing. I pride myself on being able to think ahead and figure out what will happen through to the ending. I am pretty good at it but Michaelides totally stunned me. I actually slapped the sides of my face “Home Alone” style. I had absolutely no idea where this book was going or how it would conclude. Beyond that delicious surprise, the book is well written, the narrators were very good, and I was so engaged in the story that I binge listened and finished it in less than 3 days. Then I went back to the big reveal and simply had to read that part again. It will be hard to pick my next psycho thriller because this one was so fabulous.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Audrey K.

    Great story. The narration was also quite pleasant. I expected a twist at the end, but never expected THAT twist.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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