The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A popular painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a fantastic house with enormous windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most alluring areas. One evening her spouse Gabriel returns home late from a design shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and after that never talks another word. Alicia’s refusal to conversation, or allow any kind of clarification, turns a household catastrophe into something distant more amazing, a riddle that captures the open creative energy and casts Alicia into reputation. The cost of her art skyrockets, and she, the noiseless persistent, is covered up absent from the tabloids and highlight at the Grove, a secure legal unit in North London.