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The Silent Wife

A Novel
Harrison, A. S. A. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Silent Wife


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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.
ISBN: 0143123238
9780143123231
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Report This Apr 05, 2014
  • GLNovak rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Jodi and Todd have been together twenty years and their lives are monotonous. She is Miss Perfect in her person, her home, her meals, her organized life, denying any blemishes. He is a developer with a roving eye. The story is told in each of their voices quite successfully. You get a sense of them as separate people (I had a strong image of Doc Martin, of the same-name television show) as I followed Todd's clueless ruminations, and Jodi's desire to maintain the status quo far longer than she should have. This is not a thriller. You can sense the conclusion quite soon in the narrative but you want to keep reading anyway. There are some questions at the end about who actually did what - a little puzzle to keep you going. A quick read.

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

Really enjoyed this book, was tempted to read the end before I was finish, but I am glad I did not yield to temptation.

Report This Mar 20, 2014
  • ericapaige626 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

unclear how this book got such good reviews. "the next gone girl" it's not. predictable from the start (as the author literally tells you how it will end from the very start) with minimal if any twists and turns. all around unlikeable characters and a plot that spells itself out from the get go, not worth my time.

Report This Mar 06, 2014
  • mawls rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This one received a lot of comparisons to Gone Girl, but I didn't think it lived up to that kind of hype. It's an interesting look at a marriage gone wrong and what happens when you keep emotions and the past bottled up.

Report This Feb 19, 2014
  • JCLGreggW rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The comparisons to Gillian Flynn's GONE GIRL are understandable, but this is an entirely different novel, just as gripping but more psychological in tone. Told in alternating chapters about a crumbling marriage between a philandering Chicago real estate developer and his slightly aloof, properly put together wife. The author digs deep into their differing points of view, presenting a realistic look at how distance creeps into a relationship and how things quickly spiral out of control. An excellent read!

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

This book is amazing. Often compared to GONE GIRL, I think it is the superior of the two books. This book is shorter, and more tightly edited. Beautiful prose and interesting character study.

Report This Dec 20, 2013
  • ehbooklover rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A psychological thriller told from the perspective of both participants of a broken marriage via alternating "Him" and "Her" chapters. A disturbing look at a very dysfunctional relationship. Full of unlikeable, yet interesting and complicated characters with a great surprise ending.

Report This Dec 19, 2013
  • finn75 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellant book. A quick read that has a twist as a spurned woman clings to what she though was her life.

Report This Dec 11, 2013
  • stewaroby rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I picked this off The Guardian Best Books of 2013 list, because John Lanchester, who I admire, said it was 'better than Gone Girl', which I loved. I wouldn't say it was better but I did read it in three days. While I was reading it I was thinking 'this isn't very good' but I couldn't wait to get back to it. I liked the spare style but I felt no sense of the characters as people. Easy to read and worth a go.

Report This Dec 08, 2013
  • hmark33 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Quick read. Felt realistic. Second half not as strong. I heard a comparison to Gone Girl, but it falls short of that. Still worth reading.

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Report This Jan 14, 2014
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Report This Mar 22, 2014
  • madison382 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Death should be a seduction, not a rape.

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  • katethebookie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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