Alex Michaelides was born in Cyprus to a Greek-Cypriot father and English mother. He read English at Cambridge University and received a MA in screenwriting from the American Film Institute. He wrote the film Devil You Know, starring Rosamund Pike, and co-wrote The Con is On, starring Uma Thurman and Tim Roth. The Silent Patient, his first novel, is a Sunday Times, New York Times, Australian and Irish bestseller.
The perfect thriller - A. J. FINNA totally original, spellbinding psychological mystery - DAVID BALDACCISmart, sophisticated suspense - LEE CHILDAbsolutely brilliant - STEPHEN FRYOne of the best thrillers I've read this year - CARA HUNTERA very clever book - highly recommended - C. J. TUDORA hugely impressive debut - STEVE CAVANAGHThe Silent Patient sneaks up on you like a slash of intimidating shadow on a badly lit street. Michaelides has crafted a totally original, spellbinding psychological mystery so quirky, so unique that it should have its own genre. I read it in two nights and savored every luscious word, every grim encounter, every startling twist. The pages will burn with the friction from your hands turning them - DAVID BALDACCI