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The Silent Patient

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Jack Hawkins, Louise Brealey

8 Hours 44 Minutes

Macmillan Audio

February 2019

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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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    The book very well written and read by the narrator I listened almost non stop I did not find one element in the book slow or boring 5 stars Give this one a go You won’t regret it

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  • Ivelisse E.

    Awesome book. That twist at the end was amazing

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  • 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!!!

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    Was really enjoyable and live the end!

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    Very impressed with this book. The storyline is captivating and I couldn’t stop listening.

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  • Teri D.

    One of the best suspense, mystery novels ever written. Well worth your time.

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  • Thelma G.

    Slow beginning. Good ending. Really good narration

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  • Elizabeth R.

    The plot twist in this book caught me completely by surprise. I can usually tell ahead of time where a plot is going but not this time. A true psychological thriller. Enjoyed every minute of it!

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

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    Really a good read, what an imagination this author has!!! One of my favorite reads this year.

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