A chilling psychological thriller about a marriage, a way of life, and how far one woman will go to keep what is rightfully hers: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 cant be made, and promises that wont 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....
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The Silent Wife Reviews
Out of respect for the author, who's no longer with us, I'll try to refrain myself from ranting like I usually do when I don't enjoy the book, and give only my honest opinion.
I saw this book mentioned in the article, when I was looking for a thriller to read. I was in the mood for something dark and twisted and stumbled upon couple of articles where this book was described as the "next big thing" and "this summers Gone Girl". But the thing that got me was this:
“With a spare, elegant ...more
Silent but deadly
The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison was her debut novel and unfortunately her last as she died in 2013 in which she has left an incredible psychological thriller. This is no ordinary thriller either where we see the perpetrator and the detectives for them. This is far darker, far deeper inside the mind and is so engrossing it is tempting to rush through the book. I do not know how Harrison has done it but she has reached inside the mind to those dark deep well hidden depths we al ...more
I love books set in Chicago, one of my favorite cities. The Silent Wife and her common-law husband Todd live on Chicago's beautiful lakefront in an expensive condo. Todd is a wealthy business owner, who likes to stray like the tomcat he is, while Jodi quietly accepts, denies, and ignores his behavior. From page 1 we know she ends up killing his cheating ass, but we don't know how or when. There is not much action or dialogue, just a very suspenseful and methodical revealing of their individual p ...more
Compelling, insightful and superbly written - THE SILENT WIFE is one of those rare books I simply couldn't put down. Full of black humour and painfully acute observations, it's a thriller, the dissection of a relationship, and an unflinching examination of life - all rolled into one.
At the moment, I am wearing my book reviewing outfit of jeans and a t-shirt, but soon I will change into some sweatpants to take a nap on the couch under the window that looks out onto the sprawling landscape of my driveway. Then I will put on a smart pair of yoga pants and a crisp k-way jacket to get some groceries. When I get back, having bought only food that I enjoy because that's who the world revolves around, I will change into my coffee-making outfit consisting of whatever little dress st ...more
I really shouldn't read blurbs, because they raise expectations too high. Calling this akin to Gone Girl makes some sense: we have dual points-of-view, we have a husband and wife in a "meh" marriage with problems, and there's a murder (the wife, Jodi, actually says that she never thought she'd be a killer somewhere in the early stages of the book). Are the narrators unreliable? No idea. I read 30% (per my Kindle's reckoning) and gave up.
Where this differed from Gone Girl for me was that I didn't ...more
The beginning of the book had my emotions roaring. At one point my boyfriend threatened to throw the book out the window because even though he is nothing like Todd, I was so upset with Todd that I unleashed on the boyfriend about how stupid guys can be by taking a good thing for granted. Then I started to focus on Jodi’s behavior, and how she basically allowed this to happen. Needless to say, the relationship was screwed up, but it somehow worked out for them. I loved this book until the end, b ...more
This book has to be the most disappointing book I've read so far this year. Had I picked it up in a bookstore and flipped to the first page, it's highly unlikely I would have bought it. I was expecting a completely different story than the one I felt was described in the blurb.
From the very beginning we know Jodi will kill Todd. This, in and of itself, kills some of the suspense. I'm guessing what the author was counting on to keep the reader turning pages were the events leading up to his murde ...more