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Author: Alex Michaelides Narrator: Louise Brealey, Jack Hawkins Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Release Date: February 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250317537

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"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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  • “That rarest of beasts: the perfect thriller. This extraordinary novel set my blood fizzing.”

    - A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “One of the most spellbinding psychological thrillers we’ve read in years. Beautifully written, exquisitely plotted…[an] extraordinary read.”

    - Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, New York Times bestselling authors
  • One of the best psychological thrillers I have ever read.”

    - Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author
  • “An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller…A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy.”

    - Entertainment Weekly
  • “This edgy, intricately plotted psychological thriller establishes Michaelides as a major player in the field.”

    - Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)
  • “The Silent Patient is unputdownable, emotionally chilling, and intense, with a twist that will make even the most seasoned suspense reader break out in a cold sweat.”

    - Booklist


  • A February 2019 LibraryReads Pick
  • An bestseller
  • #1 New York Times bestseller
  • An iBooks bestseller in Audiobooks
  • A People Pick of the Week
  • A London Times Pick of the Month
  • Among longlisted titles for Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, 2019
  • Nominated for Thriller Awards - Nominee, 2020
  • Among longlisted titles for Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year, 2019
  • Among longlisted titles for Best Books of the Year, 2019
  • Winner of Goodreads Choice Awards, 2019
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month selection
  • New York Times audio bestseller
  • The 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards Winner for Mysteries & Thrillers
  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Mysteries Impossible to Put Down
  • Longlisted for the Glass Bell Award
  • Finalist for the Strand Critics Award for Best Debut Novel

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    " We listened to this while on a long road trip, it made the time go by so fast and we were so interested. The ending is amazing and not anything you would expect. Very thought provoking. "

    - chella, 3/11/2022
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    " The Silent Patient kept my attention from beginning to the very last page. The first couple of pages start off slow, but the story picks up pretty quick. I thought this would be another predictable murder mystery, but I was wrong. The final twist threw me for a loop. Seems like the story is going to be a run-of-the-mill wife kills husband story, but the story becomes more and more sinister as you read on. The therapist is so much more than an obsessive therapist. That's all I'll say. "

    - Julie, 10/21/2021

About the Author

Alex Michaelides is the author of The Silent Patient, his first novel, which was the biggest-selling debut in the world in 2019. It spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and sold in a record-breaking forty-nine countries. He was born and raised in Cyprus. He has a MA degree in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and a MA in screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

About the Narrators

Louise Brealey, AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, studied history at Cambridge University before studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan. On television, she appeared in the long-running medical drama Casualty on BBC One in 2002, appearing in ninety-six episodes. Afterwards, she appeared in the BBC serialization of Charles Dickens’ Bleak House, as well as Hotel Babylon, Law & Order: UK, Ripper Street, and in all series of Sherlock as Molly Hooper.

Jack Hawkins is an actor working in film, theater, voice-over, and narration projects. He has recorded bestselling books including 1356 by Bernard Cornwell, Martyn Pig by Kevin Books, The New Recruit by Andy McNab, and Bloody Family by Anne Fine, among others.