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The Silent Wife
The Silent Wife
Author: A. S. A. Harrison
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. Both are at the mercy of their unrelenting wants and needs, and both are unaware that the path they are on is careening toward murder. Much is at stake, including t...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143123231
ISBN-10: 0143123238
Publication Date: 6/25/2013
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 154 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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junie avatar reviewed The Silent Wife on + 630 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
I guess I'm in the minority. I hated this book. It was boring, dragged out, the characters were unlikeable, and it was NOT like the Gone Girl as everyone says. Gone Girl was an exciting thriller, hard to put down, which this one certainly was not! I struggled to finish it! Blah........
IndulgeYourself avatar reviewed The Silent Wife on + 100 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I give this one 3.5 stars. It held my attention until about 2/3 through it and then I was losing interest. I never really felt too connected to any of the characters. The author did not do a good job of tying in whatever happened between Jodi and her brothers as children to how it affected her behavior as an adult. It was kinda like "who cares?". I really thought this would be better. It was just OK for me.
nantuckerin avatar reviewed The Silent Wife on + 158 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
In the same vein as Gone Girl, The Silent Wife is a fascinating psychological thriller. The narration is tossed back and forth between wife Jodi and husband Todd -- both unreliable and semi-loathsome for their own reasons.

Harrison handles the plot masterfully -- I couldn't stop turning the pages. I rank this among the best suspense fiction I've read in recent years, on par with Gillian Flynn, Sophie Hannah and other gold standards of the genre today.

I would highly recommend this story for everyone who loves to watch an author peel back the layers of a relationship layer by gritty layer, and revealing the dirty little secrets hidden in some couples' closets.
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reviewed The Silent Wife on + 51 more book reviews
Clever, how the author moved from "Him" to "Her". Just complicated enough to keep my interest. However, the ending was weak and hurried, as if the author had to keep a deadline and so sacrificed both story and style.
berd avatar reviewed The Silent Wife on + 214 more book reviews
I looked forward to reading this book after reading the back cover, but once I began reading, I was sorely disappointed. I kept thinking the book would get better, but after the third chapter, I had to put it down. It was utterly boring and the conversations between the characters seemed to be unbelievable. I'm not sure why it was compared to Gone Girl, even though I haven't read it yet, but I have read other Gillian Flynn books so I am familiar with Flynn's writing; unfortunately, this book was nothing close to them. If you're looking for a book that will keep your interest, in my opinion, this will not be it.
sfc95 avatar reviewed The Silent Wife on + 686 more book reviews
This was a fast read and that is probably the only reason I finished it. It really had no substance, it kept you guessing somewhat, but really the ending makes no sense. All of the characters in the book are without backbone, and without any ability to relate to or care about.