Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Theo Faber, the psychologist takes up a job at The Grove just so that he could find out more about Alicia Bereebnson who murdered her husband in cold blood. . What prompted Alicia to do that when she was happily married? Not just that – she stops speaking after the gruesome murder. Why does Theo Faber want her to speak? Alicia has cut her wrists before. Even the staff at ‘The grove’ feel that she is unstable except for Theo. Alex Michaelides has woven the thriller in such a simple and interesting manner that it makes an easy read. The plot has so many twists and turns that you would want to read without thinking about putting it down. The author kept the best twist to the very end. A surprising and befitting finale. A good page turner novel.