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The Resource The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient

Label
The Silent Patient
Title
The Silent Patient
Statement of responsibility
Alex Michaelides
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller...A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."—Entertainment WeeklyPromising to be the debut novel of the season 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...
Summary
A therapist becomes dangerously obsessed with uncovering the truth about what prompted his client, an artist who refuses to speak, to violently murder her husband in a way that triggers mass public speculation
Theme
Storyline
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10755027
Cataloging source
BT
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1977-
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Michaelides, Alex
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
The Silent Patient
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1b06f42d-2233-4600-b207-7d298aa61772
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781250301710
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Silent Patient
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1b06f42d-2233-4600-b207-7d298aa61772
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781250301710
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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