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The Silent Wife

A Novel
Harrison, A. S. A. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Harrison, A. S. A.
Title: The silent wife
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Books,, 2013.
Characteristics: 326 pages ;,20 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: 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.
Local Note: MJKNEWAFIC
ISBN: 9780143123231
0143123238
Statement of Responsibility: A.S.A. Harrison
Subject Headings: Marriage Fiction. Married people Fiction. Marital conflict Fiction. Chicago (Ill.) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Topical Term: Marriage
Married people
Marital conflict
LCCN: 2013000993
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Aug 21, 2014
  • pam2014 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Silence is Golden

Want to pick this book up in the Kirkland library

Aug 12, 2014
  • vitareader rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The silent wife by A.S.A Harrison

Todd is an unfaithful man and Jodi seems to be okay with that, mostly, until one day he gets involved in an affair with a much younger woman. Todd always came back to Jodi but now he is leaving her and life as she knows it falls apart.
Harrison tells the story of the marriage of Jodi and Todd by making one chapter Jodi's view and the next one Todd's view. I found this style of writing to be very effective in telling the events and thoughts of the main characters. It moved the plot along quickly and it was easier for Harrison to work in the family background info needed to see what made them tick.
It was a fast, easy, read with a good twist.

Jul 26, 2014
  • ivonnewatson rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Gives you a different perspective and helps you understand how in some marriages/cultures different things are accepted and tolerated. Good story.

A well written story - good book for an airplane. The story reveals motivations of the characters' behaviors from a therapist's perspective. Somewhat suspenseful with well thought out plot. In the end, Jodi's pathological denial is helpful to her.

Jun 22, 2014
  • CookingFrog rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A very rich book and great read. Would not call a psychological thriller though. It is not really a mystery. Absolutely, worth reading and way better than "Gone Girl". Author is often dead on with observations on married life.

Jun 04, 2014
  • MaryMaryJ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Thoroughly enjoyed this book which offers a perspective of marriage so very different to mine! An excellent read

May 03, 2014
  • niceauntie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A compelling story about a troubled marriage, told from both the husband's and the wive's perspective. This book was a bit dark but it grabbed my attention and I really enjoyed reading it.

Apr 30, 2014
  • samdog123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A really wonderful suspense novel! Recognized by the Arthur Ellis awards, this book revolves around the dissolution of a marriage. The wife supports her philandering husband who in turn depends on the comfortable lifestyle she provides for him. But what happens when a secure life is threatened? Love the suspense and the writing is excellent--easy to become totally immersed in this world of Jodi and Todd. All good suspense books have a twist at the end, and this one is no exception--left me wanting more. Unfortunately, this author passed away and this is such a loss.

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Jun 10, 2014
  • emkenny78 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

emkenny78 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 18 and 99

Jan 14, 2014
  • katethebookie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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The story of a shaky marriage which reaches a crisis point when Todd gets his friend's daughter pregnant, and his wife Jodi is persuaded to hire a killer. Makes you reflect on the importance of communication and honesty in any relationship. I like the way it is told from both his and her perspective, and the way you don't know how it will end until the final pages.

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Mar 22, 2014
  • madison382 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Death should be a seduction, not a rape.

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Jan 14, 2014
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