She remembered loving yet fearing him. He was handsome, strong, brilliant, adoringhis intensity frightened her though. At 17, he was far more mature and complicated than even she was.
Julie Archers life in the Desert Southwest lulls even the most ambitious into false security. With a struggling marriage and her kids growing up, she seeks new meaning in her life and makes one seemingly small decision. Alone at her thirtieth high school reunion, Julies orderly life begins to unravel.
Dane Michaels, European corporate attorney and rising law firm star, unknowingly gets immersed in the high rollers worlds of car renovating and gold mining. Always traveling, a shocking discovery and an unanticipated change in schedule lead him down an unforeseen path.
She was keenly aware of something unusual, however. What could his big-time corporate legal career in old-established Europe have in common with her mom-turned-author in the casual Desert Southwest? Their lives had been completely separate for decades, and now they seemed to be constantly intertwined. Volatile elements explosively change this peaceful faade, and the real question is why.
She was keenly aware of something unusual, however. What could his big-time corporate legal career in old-established Europe have in common with her mom-turned-author in the casual Desert Southwest? Their lives had been completely separate for decades, and now they seemed to be constantly intertwined. Volatile elements explosively change this peaceful façade, and the real question is why.
Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads—and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering—whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support.
Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.
Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances...
"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
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....