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.
A totally original, spellbinding psychological mystery - DAVID BALDACCI The perfect thriller - A. J. FINN Smart, sophisticated suspense - LEE CHILD Absolutely brilliant - STEPHEN FRY One of the best thrillers I've read this year - CARA HUNTER A very clever book - highly recommended - C. J. TUDOR A hugely impressive debut - STEVE CAVANAGH