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The Silent Patient

(2019)
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WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD, read the Sunday Times and No.1 New York Times bestselling, record-breaking thriller that everyone is talking about - soon to be a major film.

'The perfect thriller' AJ FINN

'Terrific' - THE TIMES Crime Book of the Month

'Smart, sophisticated suspense' - LEE CHILD

'Compelling' - OBSERVER

'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 lived a seemingly perfect life until one day six years ago.

When she shot her husband in the head five times.

Since then she hasn't spoken a single word.

It's time to find out why.

THE SILENT PATIENT is the gripping must-read debut thriller of 2020 - perfect for fans of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn and THE GIRL BEFORE by JP Delaney.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"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

"Genuinely chilling and with a real sucker punch of a twist." - Sharon Bolton

"Smart, sophisticated suspense - a very fine novel by any standard." - Lee Child

"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

"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

"Absolutely brilliant . . . I read it in a state of intense, breathless excitement and never saw the ending coming. Not for a second!" - Stephen Fry

"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

"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

"The definition of a page turner. The twist comes as hard and fast as a slap across the face." - John Marrs

"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


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February 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Silent Patient (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
ISBN: 1-4328-5864-5 / 978-1-4328-5864-3 (USA edition)
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February 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Silent Patient: The Sunday Times bestselling thriller
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
ISBN: 1-4091-8161-8 / 978-1-4091-8161-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Title: The Silent Patient
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January 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Silent Patient
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April 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: The Silent Patient
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
ISBN: 1-4328-5865-3 / 978-1-4328-5865-0 (USA edition)
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February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Silent Patient
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ISBN: 1-250-76248-0 / 978-1-250-76248-1 (USA edition)
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December 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Silent Patient: The Richard and Judy bookclub pick and Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
ISBN: 1-4091-8163-4 / 978-1-4091-8163-7 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Silent Patient
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ISBN: 1-4091-8162-6 / 978-1-4091-8162-0 (UK edition)
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Silent Patient
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
ISBN: 1-250-23078-0 / 978-1-250-23078-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Celadon Books
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Audio Editions

April 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Silent Patient
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
ISBN: 1-4450-7936-4 / 978-1-4450-7936-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Patient
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
Publisher: Orion
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February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Patient
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Patient
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Silent Patient
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
ISBN: 1-250-31754-1 / 978-1-250-31754-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Patient
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Patient
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Patient
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Silent Patient
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
Publisher: Celadon Books
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February 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Silent Patient: The Richard and Judy bookclub pick and Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Alex Michaelides
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU