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Alex Michaelides Biography & Facts

Alex Michaelides (Greek: Άλεξ Μιχαηλίδης; born 1977) is a bestselling British Cypriot author and screenwriter. His debut novel, the psychological thriller The Silent Patient, is a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, with over 6.5 million copies sold. Biography Michaelides was born in Cyprus to a Greek Cypriot father and English mother. He studied English literature at Trinity College, Cambridge. He studied psychotherapy for three years, and worked for two years at a secure unit for young adults. This work provided material and inspiration for his debut novel The Silent Patient. Work Michaelides wrote the film The Devil You Know, starring Lena Olin, Rosamund Pike, and Jennifer Lawrence, and co-wrote The Con Is On, starring Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Parker Posey, and Sofia Vergara. "I made three films", Michaelides said of his screenwriting career, "and they went from bad to worse". After meeting someone at a party who told him that, having seen one of the films, "I didn’t expect you to be so interesting", he decided to give up on films and write a novel. Michaelides' debut novel, The Silent Patient, was the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller of Hardcover Fiction in its first week and was the bestselling hardback debut in the US for 2019. It was a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller for seven weeks. On, it was the No. 2 most sold for 2019 in their list of Most Sold Books in fiction and named as their number one thriller of 2019. It also won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Mystery & Thriller of 2019, was chosen as a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and as a Book of the Month in The Times. It was shortlisted for a Barry for best debut and Barnes and Noble's Book of the Year. Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B, is developing The Silent Patient as a film. Michaelides' second novel, The Maidens, was published on 10 June 2021 by Orion Publishing (UK) and on 15 June 2021 by Celadon Books (US). It is a psychological detective story about a series of murders at a Cambridge college. The novel debuted at number two on The New York Times fiction best-seller list for the week ending 19 June 2021. Bibliography The Silent Patient (2019) The Maidens (2021) The Fury (2024)[1] References . Discover the Alex Michaelides popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Alex Michaelides books.

Best Seller Alex Michaelides Books of 2024

  • What She Left Behind synopsis, comments

    What She Left Behind

    Emily Freud

    'Get ready for a creepy, twisty ride' HEATHe gave her everything. But can she trust him?Lauren can't wait to leave London for a fresh start in the countryside with her new partner ...

  • Keep Her Quiet synopsis, comments

    Keep Her Quiet

    Emma Curtis

    'Will keep you reading long into the night. I absolutely loved it.' Lesley Kara, author of The Rumour'Absolutely outstanding.' Lauren North, author of The Perfect BetrayalJenny has...

  • One in Three synopsis, comments

    One in Three

    Tess Stimson

    ‘O!M!G! This just blew me away…. Gripping, compelling… I could not put this down… Be prepared to be amazed… 5 very excited stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Both of them loved him. ...

  • Distant Sons synopsis, comments

    Distant Sons

    Tim Johnston

    The paths of two young men collide and spark unexpected violence in a Wisconsin town where three boys went missing in the 1970s in this "intricate, haunting novel" (Michael Koryta,...

  • The Night She Disappeared synopsis, comments

    The Night She Disappeared

    Kevin O'Brien

    For fans of Gone Girl and of Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay’s domestic suspensea gripping novel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kevin O'Brien, in which “the ot...

  • Falling synopsis, comments


    T. J. Newman

    #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Terrifying…buckle up for a chilling summer read.” People (Best Books of the Week) “The perfect thriller! A mustread.” Gillian Fly...

  • When I Lost You synopsis, comments

    When I Lost You

    Merilyn Davies

    Former Crime Analyst Merilyn Davies brings to life a gritty, heartstopping crime thriller that will have you utterly obsessed.'Assured, fresh, engrossing' MEL SHERRATT'Taut, authen...

  • Those Empty Eyes synopsis, comments

    Those Empty Eyes

    Charlie Donlea

    "Draws readers in from the first heartstopping pages and doesn't let go until the end." – Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Local Woman MissingThe bestselling autho...

  • Summary OF The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides synopsis, comments

    Summary OF The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

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  • High Society synopsis, comments

    High Society

    Daniel Kalla

    From internationally bestselling author Daniel Kalla comes a twisty psychological thriller about a pioneering psychiatrist hiding dark secrets, in the vein of The Golden Couple by ...

  • In the Blood synopsis, comments

    In the Blood

    Margaret Kirk

    The bloated remains of a man are discovered bound to a derelict pier in Orkney and newly promoted DCI Lukas Mahler dispatches a team to investigate. But when the body is identified...

  • The List synopsis, comments

    The List

    Carys Jones

    Five names on a list. The first two are dead.The third is yours.A riproaring, addictive, intense and emotional thriller for fans of Lucy Foley, Ruth Ware, Phoebe Morgan, CL Taylor ...

  • The Memory Wood synopsis, comments

    The Memory Wood

    Sam Lloyd

    THE MUSTREAD RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK. Chilling, moving and unputdownable, The Memory Wood is a thriller like no other. 'Beautifully told, with two superbly drawn young pr...

  • The Darkest Place synopsis, comments

    The Darkest Place

    Jo Spain

    Christmas Day, and DCI Tom Reynolds receives an alarming call. A mass grave has been discovered on Oileán na Caillte, the island which housed the controversial psychiatric institut...

  • The Unraveling synopsis, comments

    The Unraveling

    Vi Keeland

    This chilling, sizzling, and addictive thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vi Keeland follows a New York psychiatrist’s dark descent into dangerous obsession.After e...

  • The Rival synopsis, comments

    The Rival

    Charlotte Duckworth

    'A taut, chilling read with a killer twist at the end' Sun'Brilliant and insidious' Lucy Clarke'A compelling addictive read' Karen HamiltonHelena is beautiful, privileged, happily ...

  • The Fallen synopsis, comments

    The Fallen

    Jackie Kabler

    Could the truth be hiding in plain sight?The first 'sharp and totally gripping' book in the muchloved Cora Baxter Mysteries series, from the acclaimed broadcaster, USA Today bestse...

  • Almost the Perfect Murder synopsis, comments

    Almost the Perfect Murder

    Paul H. Williams

    From Ireland's leading crime journalist, Paul Williams, comes the definitive account of the case that gripped the nation.'A book that had to be written' Ray D'Arcy, RTÉ Radio 1 For...

  • Summary of The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides synopsis, comments

    Summary of The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

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    A chapterbychapter highquality summary of Alex Michaelides´s book The Silent Patient including chapter details and an analysis of the main themes of the original book.About the ori...

  • Neon synopsis, comments


    G.S. Locke

    A detective desperate for revenge. A hitwoman with one last job. A killer with both on his list.Detective Matt Jackson's beloved wife, Polly, is the latest victim of a serial kille...

  • The Dark synopsis, comments

    The Dark

    Emma Haughton

    ONE DEAD BODY. TWELVE SUSPECTS. TWENTYFOURHOUR DARKNESS.'Outstanding ... Haughton writes vividly about a claustrophobic community ... her novel really is a superlative lockedroom m...

  • The Accused synopsis, comments

    The Accused

    Jackie Kabler

    YOUR FRIEND IS INNOCENT. BUT CAN YOU PROVE IT?The second book in the muchloved Cora Baxter Mysteries series, from the acclaimed broadcaster, USA Today bestseller and bestselling au...

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    Sommaire De Le Patient Silencieux Par Alex Michaelides

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  • The St. Ambrose School for Girls synopsis, comments

    The St. Ambrose School for Girls

    Jessica Ward

    “Mean Girls meets We Were Liars in this compelling, catandmouse thriller” (Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author) set in a boarding school where secrets are devastatingan...

  • The It Girl synopsis, comments

    The It Girl

    Ruth Ware

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “claustrophobic spinetingler” (People) One by One returns with an unputdownable mystery following a...

  • The Final Chapter synopsis, comments

    The Final Chapter

    Jérôme Loubry

    Whatever you do, DON'T give away that ending..."Terribly addictive" Three good friends.One tragic summer.A book that tells it all."A tremendously compelling pageturner" Wh...

  • When I Find You synopsis, comments

    When I Find You

    Emma Curtis

    'An excellent read! So original and clever . . . Phenomenal.' Claire Douglas, bestselling author of Local Girl Missing and Last Seen AliveWhen Laura wakes up after her office drink...

  • The Girls Are All So Nice Here synopsis, comments

    The Girls Are All So Nice Here

    Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

    Two former best friends return to their college reunion to find that they’re being circled by someone who wants revenge for what they did ten years beforeand will stop at nothing t...

  • Alice Teale is Missing synopsis, comments

    Alice Teale is Missing

    H. A. Linskey

    YOU HAD A SECRET. ALICE FOUND OUT. 'A highly entertaining, gripping and compulsive crime read, with many twists and turns' Alice Teale walked out of school at the end of a bright s...

  • Zero Days synopsis, comments

    Zero Days

    Ruth Ware

    The New York Times bestselling “new Agatha Christie” (Air Mail) Ruth Ware returns with this adrenalinefueled thriller that combines Mr. and Mrs. Smith with The Fugitive about a wom...

  • Darkness Falls synopsis, comments

    Darkness Falls

    Alex Knight

    Twenty years ago, her brother was murdered. Tonight, she's found his killer.Thessaly Hanlon is four hours into a long drive home through the night when she pulls into a 24hour road...

  • Remember Me synopsis, comments

    Remember Me

    Amy McLellan

    'Complex, intriguing, clever, twisty, beautifully put together'MARI HANNAH, author of WITHOUT A TRACE How do you find a killer when you can't recognise a face?Last night my si...

  • The House on the Lake synopsis, comments

    The House on the Lake

    Nuala Ellwood

    No matter how far you run . . .He's never far behind'Gripping, poignant' Rosamund Lupton'Eerily haunting' Jane Corry'I literally couldn't put it down' Emma CurtisLisa needs to disa...

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    Zusammenfassung Von Der Stille Patient Von Alex Michaelides

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  • The Darkness in the Light synopsis, comments

    The Darkness in the Light

    Daniel Kalla

    A psychiatrist’s patients are dyingare they suicides related to a new antidepressant, or is there something even more sinister going on in the northernmost town in the US? A riveti...

  • One Eye Open synopsis, comments

    One Eye Open

    Paul Finch

    If the lies don't kill you, the truth will An electrifying, highoctane thrill ride; the new mustread standalone from a Sunday Times bestseller. Dark, gritty and always at the edge...

  • Shadow Man synopsis, comments

    Shadow Man

    Margaret Kirk

    'Shadow Man is a harrowing and horrific game of consequences.' Val McDermid THE FIRST COMPELLING SCOTTISH CRIME THRILLER IN THE GRIPPING DI LUKAS MAHLER SERIESTwo sistersJust befo...

  • The Perfect Life synopsis, comments

    The Perfect Life

    Nuala Ellwood

    HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO BE SOMEONE ELSE?Vanessa has always found it easy to pretend to be somebody different, somebody better. When things get tough in her real life, all she has t...

  • Drowning synopsis, comments


    T. J. Newman

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES “Reads like Apollo 13 underwater.” Don Winslow “Masterful.” Patricia Cornwell “A stunn...

  • Never Seen Again synopsis, comments

    Never Seen Again

    Paul Finch


  • The Silenced synopsis, comments

    The Silenced

    Jackie Kabler

    How far would you go to prove the truth?The third book in the muchloved Cora Baxter Mysteries series, from the acclaimed broadcaster, USA Today bestseller and bestselling author of...

  • Fit to Die synopsis, comments

    Fit to Die

    Daniel Kalla

    From internationally bestselling author Daniel Kalla comes a riveting thriller about online body shaming, toxic diet pills, a vulnerable megacelebrity, and a rapidly rising body co...

  • The Cloisters synopsis, comments

    The Cloisters

    Katy Hays

    A Today Show #ReadwithJenna Book Club PickThis instant New York Times bestseller that is “captivating in every sense of the word” (Sarah Pearse, New York Times bestselling author) ...

  • The Silent Patient synopsis, comments

    The Silent Patient


    The Silent Patient A Comprehensive Summary Chapter 1 ALICIA BERENSON WAS THIRTYTHREE YEARS OLD when she murdered her better half. I don't think enough about craftsmanship to sta...

  • Broken Light synopsis, comments

    Broken Light

    Joanne Harris

    A bold and timely novel that explores how women can feel invisible as they grow olderand what happens when they decide to take back control.Bernie Moon's ambitions and dreams have ...