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Alex Michaelides (*1977) is a British-Cypriot bestselling author and screenwriter. His first novel, the psychological thriller The Silent Patient, is a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, selling more than a million copies.
Michaelides was born in Cyprus to a Cypriot father and an English mother. He studied English literature at the Trinity College, the Cambridge University.
She studied psychotherapy for three years and worked in a closed facility for young adults for two years. This work provided material and inspiration for his first novel, The Silent Patient.
Michaelides’ debut novel, The Silent Patient, was the New York Times #1 hardcover bestseller for its first week and was the best-selling hardcover debut in the United States of 2019. It was a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller for the seven weeks.
It was the #2 bestseller on Amazon.com’s list of best-selling fiction books in 2019 and was named the #1 thriller of 2019. It also won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Mystery & Thriller of 2019 as a Richard & Judy Book Club Pick and Book of the Month in The Times. It was shortlisted for the Barry for Best Debut and the Barnes and Noble Book of the Year. Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company is developing The Silent Patient as a film.
Michaelides’ second novel, The Maidens, was published by Orion Publishing (UK) on 10 June 2021 and by Celadon Books (USA) on 15 June 2021. It’s a psychological detective story about a series of murders in a Cambridge college. The novel debuted at number two on The New York Times Best Seller list for the week ending June 19, 2021.
Michaelides also wrote the film The Devil You Know, starring Rosamund Pike, Lena Olin, and Jennifer Lawrence, and co-wrote The Con Is On, starring Tim Roth, Uma Thurman, Parker Posey, and Sofia Vergara.
Alex Michaelides was born and raised in Cyprus. He holds an MA in the English Literature from the Trinity College, University of the Cambridge, and an MA in the Screenwriting from the American Film Institute in the Los Angeles. The Silent Patient was his first novel. It was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year and sold in 49 countries, a record. He lives in London.
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Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. She is a famous painter who is married to a sought-after fashion photographer. She lives in a large house with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One night her husband Gabriel comes home late from a fashion shoot and Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then doesn’t say a word.
Alicia’s refusal to speak or make any statement turns a domestic tragedy into something much bigger, a mystery that captures the public imagination and earns Alicia notoriety.
The price of her art skyrockets and she, the silent patient, hides from the tabloids and limelight at The Grove, a secure forensic unit in north London.
Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has long awaited the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband leads him down a tortuous path to his own motivations: a quest for the truth that threatens to consume him…
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Many books are marketed as attractive page turners. It definitely is. When it comes to dream-denying novels, this one should be at the top of your list. It doesn’t belong to the crime genre, although it is about crime. Rather, it is a psychological thriller, suitably set mainly in a safe psychiatric ward. The narrator largely shares the limelight with a young artist who refuses to speak or is unable to speak following traumatic events, seemingly caught in post-traumatic shock.
The narrator, Theo Faber, is a young psychotherapist who seizes the opportunity to work with patient Alicia Berenson in hopes of helping her, and particularly to restore her speech. Saying more about the plot would spoil the experience of getting carried away with the plot. It’s a novel that you can read almost in one go and at a certain point you just can’t put it down.
Based on all of this, the book seems to automatically fall into the top tier, but I have a few caveats. The fact that it is a quick and easy read is only partly due to the captivating plot. Some of the lyrics are flat and cliche; the diary sequences are not entirely convincing, I find them inconsistent with a dying state of mind, there are errors in grammar, and the book needs a more careful revision.
The underlying idea is original and promising, and it’s not a book anyone can break off halfway through, but it lacks luster; it would have been good if the author had stayed behind at the end and risked a critical look. At times I felt it was written as hastily as it is likely to be read. However, I have to admit that it seems to have impressed some people.
There was a lot of publicity about this thriller in advance. With so much anticipation building ahead of release, it raises concerns that the reader might be disappointed. I was captivated by the pages of this well-written, compelling and original story, but didn’t feel it lived up to the standard set by all the previous advertising. I would classify it as a psychological mystery with psychiatric connotations.
Alice’s story is reminiscent of the ancient Greek tragedy of Alcestis. Alice, a psychiatric patient being held at the Grove Containment Facility in north London, has been unable or unwilling to say a word since she shot her husband Gabriel five times in the face. Alice was a famous painter and Gabriel was a quite successful fashion designer. They lived in a magnificent house and seemed devoted and in love with each other. After the shooting more than six years ago, she was found with lacerations to her wrist and a painting depicting herself as Alcestis from Greek mythology. He still refuses to speak and his motivation remains a mystery.
Dr. Theo Faber, a psychotherapist, has followed the Alice’s case from afar over the years. He manages to get a job at the Grove, where Alice is being held. The Grove may be in decline and in danger of closing, but it’s obsessed with Alice. In his arrogance he has a strong feeling that he is the only one who can help Alice and make her talk where all previous doctors have failed. dr Faber himself underwent psychotherapy, the result of a troubled childhood and now a potential marriage failure.
Once he becomes involved in Alice’s treatment, he breaks hospital rules by going against her orders. He arranges interviews outside the hospital with a cousin, his art dealer, his ex-brother-in-law, a neighbor. He believes that violating the hospital’s code of ethics will help him get her to talk and solve the mystery of what motivated her on the fatal night her husband was murdered. He also has access to his journal, which contains his thoughts before the shooting.
Will Faber get Alice to talk? If so, will you tell him what happened? Could this be the breakthrough that will lead to the healing of his patient’s disturbed mind?
The plot was exciting, fast-paced and original. The twists were surprising and shocking with an amazing ending. Funny!
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