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Orion Fiction Thriller HB / ETPB February £12.99 352pp 978 1 4091 8161 3 / 978 1 4091 8162 0 eBook: £12.99 / 978 1 4091 8164 4 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 8165 1 / 10 hrs

ALEx MICHAELIDES The Silent Patient bought in a hotly contested auction, sold in thirty-five territories, with film rights snapped up by an oscar-winning production company, The Silent Patient is destined to be the biggest thriller of 2019.

‘I love him so totally, completely, sometimes it threatens to overwhelm me. Sometimes I think . . . No. I won’t write about that.’

Alicia Berenson writes in her diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.

Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought. And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?

alex Michaelides wrote the film The Devil You Know, and co-wrote The Brits are Coming. The Silent Patient is inspired by his post-graduate course in psychotherapy.


Location: London

Orion Fiction Reading Group / Book Club HB / ETPB February £14.99 / £13.99 304pp 978 1 409 17730 2 / 978 1 409 17731 9 eBook: £7.99 / 978 1 409 17733 3 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 17734 0 / 10 hrs

HANNAH BECKERMAN If Only I Could Tell You a poignant and uplifting story about family and forgiveness that will appeal to readers who have loved Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You and Ruth Hogan’s The Keeper of Lost Things.

Audrey’s family has fallen apart. Her two grownup daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected.

As tensions reach breaking point, the irrevocable choice that one of them made all those years ago is about to surface. After years of secrets and silence, how can one broken family find its way back?

‘utterly compelling and completely heartbreaking. i couldn't put it down’ Ruth Hogan

Hannah beckerman is a book critic and features writer for the Observer, the FT Weekend Magazine and the Sunday Express, and a regular chair at literary festivals and events. She has been a judge for numerous book prizes including the Costa Book Awards.


Location: London T: @hannahbeckerman

Orion Fiction • February 2019

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