The Silent Patient
Pub: February 5, 2019
Alicia lives a life most dream of. She lives in a house in one of the most desirable areas of London with big windows overlooking the park. She is a famous painter, and her husband Gabrielle is an in-demand fashion photographer. Her life is seemingly perfect. That is until one evening when 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 turns Alicia into a notorious figure. 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.
Enter Theo Faber, a forensic psychotherapist, who has a long-standing desire to work with Alicia, to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of what happened that night.