The Silent WifeTitle : The Silent Wife

Author : A.S.A. Harrison

ISBN-10 :  0143123238

ISBN-13 : 978-0143123231

Paperback : 326 pages

The Plot :

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.

Chapter by chapter, the narrative evolves from their alternating perspectives. 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. The alternating voices pitch the reader back and forth between protagonists in conflict who are fighting for self-preservation, both making deeply consequential mistakes, behaving in ever more foolhardy ways, and losing at the games they are playing.

The Silent Wife is a finely wrought, emotionally charged psychological thriller 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. It ensnares the reader from page one and doesn’t let go.

Review :

Most definitely one of my favourite reads after Gone Girl. This psychological thriller about a marriage that is like a dam, ready to burst after being patched overs years. It is fast paced yet details the nuances of two people struggling to hold on to their lives.

The thing I liked most is the characterization of Jodi and Todd. They are so human in their flaws that instantly make them relatable. The language is beautiful and the story is gripping from the first page. Definitely an addictive read.

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