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Alex Michaelides Biography & Facts

Alex Michaelides (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 Cypriot father and English mother. He studied English literature at Trinity College, Cambridge University.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)References . Discover the Alex Michaelides popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Alex Michaelides books.

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  • 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...

  • 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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    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 ...

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    The Cloisters

    Katy Hays

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA Today Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick“For fans of The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Secret History…The perfect mystery for fall.” Jenna Bush Hag...

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    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...

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    Sommario Di Il Paziente Silenzioso Di Alex Michaelides

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    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...

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    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...

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    The Wife Before

    Shanora Williams

    Fans of Verity will be engrossed by this unpredictable novel of suspense as a new bride’s fairytale marriage becomes a prison of secrets. From the New York Times and USA Today best...

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    Good Girl, Bad Girl

    Michael Robotham


  • 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...

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    The Advent Killer

    Alastair Gunn

    Christmas is coming. One body at a time. Three weeks before Christmas: Sunday, one a.m. A woman is drowned in her bathtub.One week later: Sunday, one a.m. A woman is beaten savagel...

  • 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...

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    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...

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    Resumen De El Paciente Silencioso Por Alex Michaelides

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  • 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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Cold Christmas

    Alastair Gunn

    'Lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing right up to the end' 5 reader review'Tis the season for dead bodies . . . Nobody remembers the young men entering the abandoned Lon...

  • Fat Freddie synopsis, comments

    Fat Freddie

    Stephen Breen

    The No 1 Bestseller'A fascinating read' Seán O'Rourke, RTÉ Radio One'Fat' Freddie Thompson first appeared in court in 1997. He was sixteen and already aspiring to be a major crime ...

  • The Maidens by Alex Michaelides Summary synopsis, comments

    The Maidens by Alex Michaelides Summary


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    Zusammenfassung Von Der Stille Patient Von Alex Michaelides

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    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...

  • Murder Inc. synopsis, comments

    Murder Inc.

    Paul H. Williams

    Murder Inc. is the latest blockbuster by Ireland's most respected crime writer and journalist, Paul Williams. Murder Inc. is the definitive account of how organized crime exploded ...

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    Summary OF The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

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    T. J. Newman

    #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“T. J. Newman has written the perfect thriller! A mustread.” Gillian Flynn “Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet.” ...

  • 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...

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    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...

  • 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...

  • The St. Ambrose School for Girls synopsis, comments

    The St. Ambrose School for Girls

    Jessica Ward

    Heathers meets The Secret History in this thrilling comingofage novel set in a boarding school where the secrets are devastatingand deadly.When Sarah Taylor arrives at the exclusiv...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Alex Michaelides synopsis, comments

    Alex Michaelides


    #1 New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller The Globe and Mail Bestseller Publishers Weekly Bestseller THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "An unforgettable―and Hollyw...

  • 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...

  • The Refuge synopsis, comments

    The Refuge

    Jérôme Loubry

    'Wickedly Twisty.' Laurence, Amazon reviewer'Mindbending.' Tambok, Amazon reviewerWhere to hide when there's nowhere left to run?Sandrine is asked to empty her late grandmother's ...

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    Summary of The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

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    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...