Skip to content
Paperback The Silent Patient Book

ISBN: 125030170X

ISBN13: 9781250301703

The Silent Patient

Select Format

Select Condition ThriftBooks Help Icon


Format: Paperback

Condition: Very Good

Save $9.20!
List Price $17.99
Only 6 Left

Book Overview


"An unforgettable--and Hollywood-bound--new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
--Entertainment Weekly

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...

Customer Reviews

45 ratings

Twists and Turns

I loved this book and didn't want to put it down! The characters were all fascinating and I really enjoyed the many twists and turns along the way. Great story!

Fast paced thriller mystery

To me this was a thriller mystery, some could say psychological horror/thriller, depending. I enjoyed every bit of it, it was super easy to read and the chapters being extremely short gave it a fast paced read. The mystery can be predicted, but it doesn’t take away from how fun a read this is.

Best book I've ever read. Ever.

Best book. Best surprise turn. I just stopped and starred in silence when I was done with it.

Absolutely loved it

I loved this one and I just finished the maidens the twist was amazing

It was a very slow book.

Some chapters weren't necessary and it's a slow plot. The plot twist at the end was good, but overall I was a bit bored with the book until the end.

Wanting More

I felt like this book needed more...? The ending was sudden and I did not see that coming. I read this book quick, which is a good thing, I felt like I needed to find out what was going to happen next. It is a good read, I just felt like something was missing after I read it. Not necessarily a bad thing its just how I feel about it.

Just finished it

I just got done reading 'The Silent Patient' and even though we know who done it in the first chapter, how and why she done it is definitely captivating. At times it seems like we may no figure it out, I was stumped at times and just when I thought I knew why/who I was wrong. Alex done amazing, great light read 10/10 recommend!

Slow but gradual

The story does take a bit to pick up speed but I believe it did build suspense. It was a little confusing at first with how they chose to portray it. I didn’t realize I stayed up reading this until 3am, but after you reach the suspense it takes off.

Simply brilliant

One of the best mystery, psychological thriller books I have read in a while. Very interesting and hard to put down. I finished this book in just two days.

Yearning for more

This book starts out right from the gate of excitement, needing answers. There were foreshadowing hints and twists and then one of the final chapters that leaves you with your jaw on the floor.. this is one of those books I wish I could read again for the first time.

It was better than I expected

I liked the characters, I liked the faults and the weaknesses. The twist was something I didn’t anticipate. I would recommend this book

The plot twist I didn't expect

Great book! The plot twist was crazy and I didn't see that coming.

Pretty good

If you have a short attention span this book isn't for you. I loved this book. There was a good twist. Every detail in the book is needed and its a quick read I was sicked into each chapter.

I loved it.

This was my first thriller read, and I loved it. Great plot twist at the end.

Page Turner with a Wild Ending!

Started this on Saturday and just finished tonight. Could NOT put it down. The chapters were short and detailed enough, that kept me wanting more. The author did a good job describing each character and their purpose - making the book a page turner, with a wild ending! Did not see that coming!

the silent patient

good book. kept you guessing. very good twist at the end. didnt like how things were worded sometimes.

Great Read

I really enjoyed reading this book. Kept me interested and motivated to keep reading. One of the best books I’ve read so far this year.

One of my favorite books

This book is so good. Exactly what you want in a thriller - interesting characters, unpredictable plot twists, and an ending so crazy I actually said “oh my god!” out loud while reading.

Loved this book!

One of my top favorites! Seriously couldn't put it down and I loved the plot twist!!

What a page-turner!

The story line was very well written and piqued interest so that you couldn’t put the book down!


Took me a few chapters to get in but then couldn’t stop reading!


Finished it in 2 days

One of my favorites

This book keeps you on edge! I finished in three days because I just couldn't put it down. I truly felt like I was living in the story. The details make you feel like you're right there! So many twists to the story but what a plot twist at the end...never expected it!!! I'm definitely going to read another one of Alex's books to see if this is he's style of writing! I absolutely love it!

the first and best book i ever read!!!

I hate reading. I used to be that student that look up summaries of each chapter on sparknotes so that I don't have to read for english class. I HATE READING with a passion. I get bored so fast. But this book.... this book right here changed my whole perspective on books. Now I can't stop reading. This book was so good, i finished it in 2 days. I have a 9-5pm job, and I was able to finish it in 2 days. SO GOOD!

I def didn’t see that coming!

I thought I had it figured out 4x lol. I really liked this book!


So good. And the twist! Omg. Never saw it coming!!!

Great twist

I really enjoyed the twists in this book. You don’t get too awfully involved with the characters, but it’s one of my favorite reads in the past month or so.

A great twist!

Wow, wow wow wow wow wow. I LOVED this book. It was super captivating from end to finish. It slowly unraveled before me and I was smiling as I finished the book. I don’t want to spoil anything just pick up the book!


Some parts where a little slow.. but the last few chapters, I never seen that coming..highly recommend!!

Nope. Do not waste time.

This was the only audio book I returned to audible. It started off so well. Interesting premise. I was willing to ignore the twirling mustache secondary characters but the “twist” is not a twist. Its a stupid stunt that does not work.

favorite book

was shown this book through a friend and couldn’t put it down once i started. i finished in 2 days 🧍🏼‍♀️ you won’t regret buying this

Great psychological thriller!

This was a fast pace book that I didn't want to put down. It kept me guessing to the end.

Good thriller!

Did NOT see that ending coming. Great story line, well written.

Loved it!

I received the book not too long ago and already finished with it. Absolutely loved it!

Not quite as good as anticipated, but not bad

It was an ok read. I should have seen the plot twist coming


I feel like some chapters were so unnecessary. Suuuuuper hard read for me. So slow. And the twist wasn’t even that good :((( I had such high hopes for this book and I was disappointed.

Amazing and captivating!

I love a good mystery novel with a twist and this book definitely delivers! I won’t say it is my favourite book of all time but it will grip you from beginning to end. So easy to read and lots of different angles, this book didn’t disappoint.

Amazing plot twist!

The book does a fascinating job describing each character and their purpose. I wish I could read the book again for the first time, such suspense.

I loved this book!

This book is so good. The twist is amazing.

Great read

A page turner without a doubt. Crazy ending! Just become a fan of this author and ordered his next book as well.

Loved it!

This was a fantastic book! I really really enjoyed it. It was full of plot twists that really threw my for a loop. This is one of those "I'll read just one more chapter..." books that will keep you up late reading if you let it. The characters are very well written. Between one character's diary entries and near complete silence in the present, and another's investigations into the murder, it is very pasted paced and punchy. Each character introduced through the investigation is made to seem suspicious and sometimes very creepy to throw you off the scent. It is a classic case of the unreliable narrator, and you yourself begins to question who to believe. This being said, there were occasionally things that can be seen as plot holes but they were never a deal breaker for me.

This book is insane!

Face paced reading and mind blowing plot twist I never saw coming. Don't miss this one

Good luck putting this book down

This book is so entertaining, suspenseful and has the craziest twists and turns. You will not regret reading it!

Best book ive read in 2019

I listened to this on audible and it was absolutely mind blowing, thrilling, and I was sucked into the story

such a fun twist

I believe this is Alex Michaelides first book. If so, I hope for many more. This book had fun twists and turns and I loved how it made you question how you felt about the main character, much like in Catherine Kepnes's You.

The Silent Patient Mentions in Our Blog

The Silent Patient in 23 January Releases We’re Excited About
23 January Releases We’re Excited About
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 26, 2023

No matter how long our TBR list gets, we're always finding new titles we want to add! Here are 23 exciting January releases available for preorder, along with suggestions for similar reads you can enjoy right away.

The Silent Patient in You Are What You Read
You Are What You Read
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • March 29, 2022

Here at Thriftbooks, many of us identify as book lovers. But, obviously, we don’t love all books equally. In fact, most of us gravitate toward a favorite genre or two. Does what you read say something about who you are? Read on to see what your favorite genre might reveal about you.

The Silent Patient in New in Paperback! 21 Terrific Reads That Won’t Weigh Down Your Beach Bag
New in Paperback! 21 Terrific Reads That Won’t Weigh Down Your Beach Bag
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 21, 2021

Hardback books can be, well, hard on the back when lugging them from place to place. So, for your summer reading lists, we decided to focus on the best new releases in paperback to throw into your beach bags or carry-ons. And—lucky us!—there sure are a lot of great options!

Copyright © 2023 Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell/Share My Personal Information | Cookie Policy | Cookie Preferences | Accessibility Statement
ThriftBooks® and the ThriftBooks® logo are registered trademarks of Thrift Books Global, LLC
GoDaddy Verified and Secured