Quick Answer: What does the ending of The Silent Patient mean?

But it turns out (the twist!) that Kathy cheated six years ago — with Gabriel, Alicia’s husband — and it was then that Theo, the true psychopath, broke into Alicia’s house, held her captive and exposed the affair, triggering a long-dormant trauma that incites her to shoot Gabriel in the face.

Why did Theo inject Alicia?

The author states how Theo had only aided Alicia so that he could cover his tracks and avoid getting incriminated for Gabriel’s murder. To silence Alicia, Theo injects her with morphine and thereby leaving her in an induced coma.

Who dies in The Silent Patient?

Alicia is a painter. She murdered her husband Gabriel six years ago on August 25. A neighbor (Barbie Hellman) heard shots. Police arrived to find a gun with her prints and a knife, the dead body of Gabriel tied to a chair with gunshot wounds to the face, and Alicia with her wrists slit.

Why did Alicia stay silent?

When Theo enquires why she chose to remain silent, Alicia states that, at first, it was due to shock. But she remained silent after the trial because it was pointless for her to speak. Alicia credits her breakthrough to Theo, who had believed the story in her journal.

Does Alicia speak in silent patient?

Alicia is “The Silent Patient,” as she has not spoken since the day of her husband’s murder. She remains mute during therapy sessions but, over time, Theo reduces her medication, allows her to pain, and gives her time outdoors.

Was Zoe a character in The Silent Patient?

Do Zoe or Mariana appear in the Silent Patient? As far as I found, NO. If you are looking for a full list of characters in The Silent Patient, check out my Spoiler Discussion and Plot Summary post for The Silent Patient here.

What does the snow mean in The Silent Patient?

When the detective started reading the diary, he felt relieved. So the last paragraph, catching snowflakes is about him feeling free of the guilt associated with being the catalyst to Alices downfall and ultimately coma, same freedom he felt when he was a kid.

Who is Max in The Silent Patient?

Who is Max in The Silent Patient?

CH FIRST NAME DESCRIPTION
Yuri The head psychiatric nurse.
8 Lydia Alicia’s aunt.
Max Alicia’s lawyer. Gabriel’s brother.
9 Kathryn Theo’s wife. Aka: Kathy.

Who is Morris the Maidens?

Morris, head porter, meets her at the lodge, who turns out to be the grandson of the Mr. Morris that was the porter when she was an undergraduate. He drops her off at her room. Before he leaves, Morris mentions that Tara and her friends were very well known on campus, due to their wild parties.

Is Zoe the killer in the Maidens?

How does The Maidens end? In the end, it’s revealed that Zoe is the killer. Zoe had been lovers with Sebastian (Mariana’s late husband) since she was 15, and she says that Sebastian only married Mariana for money. After Sebastian’s death, Zoe decided to continue with his plan of murdering Mariana (to get her fortune).

How old is Alicia in The Silent Patient?

ALICIA BERENSON WAS THIRTY-THREE YEARS OLD when she killed her husband.

Is The Silent Patient based on true story?

The Silent Patient: A True Story: Jamison, Darlene: 9781640826038: Books – Amazon.