The Silent Wife
By A. S. A. Harrison
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will love The Silent Wife
"I gobbled it down in one sitting." – Anne Lamott, People
Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.
A lovely read made dim by its lackluster ending.3By chemicularRead it in a day and loved the psychology, but only wish there was more about Jodi, her sufferings, her family and her future.
Meh2By SHARKA10I had a super hard time getting through this book. It was a drag and not a really satisfactory ending considering how slow/dull it was throughout. I don’t understand where all the praise is coming from.
Boring1By KKynsI think the author definitely needs to learn more about entertainment and it was just all blah blah blah.
The Silent Wife5By smartgirlsreadA real page turner. Well written, dimensional characters, great plot, with a surprising ending. It was very entertaining and worth reading.
Silent wife1By arizonagrlTerrible book ,I skipped about half of it,I think the writer needs to learn about writing.....skip this book it definitely is not girl on the train type of book
No1By VrpenaNo way.
The Silent Wife3By SansVoxPretty good story. Interesting characters. A little too much psychology lessons at the expense of plot. Still enjoyed it.
I Wish I Were A Silent Wife4By Verbose BossThere are some problems with this book, such as there no longer seems to be these kinds of women in existence anymore. “Her” is really the epitome of the Stepford Wife, the ‘50’s Wife, the Pre-feminist-era-pill-numbing-psychoanalized Wife. She has just been updated to the twenty-first century in drugs (alcohol), clothes, education, status, and job (part-time, because women of a certain status CAN but don’t NEED to DO IT ALL.) Another problem is “Her” attraction to a self-made man and her total compliance to his faults of character, which eventually lead to her breakthrough/breakdown. Although it was explained away, her family, and especially her father, represented the complete opposite during her childhood. I could go on, but I have to say, I did enjoy the book and the writing, mainly because I suspended my disbelief (much the same as Her) and just went with the flow. And much like Her, I didn’t feel as though my time were wasted, therefore I’m looking forward to future works from this talented author.
Fast easy read4By 1969 TinkerbellIt was a page turner. The ending seemed improbable
The Silent Wife2By flowllijI struggled to finish this book. It really got boring. The murder plot was weak and unimaginative.