The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison

The Silent Wife

By A. S. A. Harrison

  • Release Date: 2013-06-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 3.5
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will love The Silent Wife

"I gobbled it down in one sitting." – Anne Lamott, People

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. 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.


  • Didn’t get it

    By shawnni73
    The ending was horrible.
  • Better than expected

    By Nat76
    The reviews for this book were really rather mixed, but I, glad I gave it a shot. No pun intended lol. It is slow and builds up pretty well, but I felt like the end was rushed a bit. I really felt for Jodi throughout, whereas with Gone Girl (which after reading this was the next recommendation) I felt for neither protagonist. All in all a good read, good storyline.
  • The silent wife

    By Dejurewicz129
    I would not recommend. I struggled to finish this book, drags, not much happens until the last 20/30 pages.
  • Slow very slow

    By Bejeweled lover 9953
    Too much extraneous dialog. I skipped through a lot of it and didn't miss a thing. Disappointed by the ending
  • Lack luster entertainment

    By graygeller
    The main premise of this book sounded so intriguing: betrayal and murder. It fell very short of the potential it had to be a great novel. I skimmed through much of the psycho babble hoping to get to "the juicy part" which there was none. I wished there were plot twists or surprises of some kind but it just didn't go anywhere. The characters were thin layered and overall boring. I didn't like them or hate them as they weren't interesting enough to care either way.
  • Good book

    By apinkston
    Enjoyed the suspense. Comparable to Gone Girl and other recent murder mystery/ thrillers.
  • Intense and entertaining

    By janetbeth
    I couldn't stop reading this story, and the characters were so well-described that I could envision the apartment, the scenes, the smells...but not the ending. Well done!
  • Clunky, disappointing

    By nonenonenonenoone
    I think it started well but got clunky as it went on. None of the characters were likeable, which made it frustrating bc I couldn't root for anyone. I decided to read it bc I'd read it was "soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman." I'm the kind of person who likes to read the book first. I'm not really a fan of Nicole Kidman but can imagine she will be great in the role--ice princess all the way. I did like the author's insight into why people do the things they do--it made me wonder if she/he is actually a therapist with all the psychobabble. I felt disappointed with the way the story turned. I guess I was hoping for a happy ending--a love story, not a murder mystery.
  • Nothing like Gone Girl

    By 2017 woman
    This book lacks the building of suspense and character development that Gone Girl has, so I was surprised that some of the newspaper review said this was the next Gone Girl. Throughout the book, you are made aware of all of the "twists" prior to when they happen, and even the ones that the author does not outright say ahead of time, are entirely predictable. I would not recommend this book to a friend.
  • Blah

    By Hherrig
    So this was a quick read & had all the possibilities of being a great read but the author missed the boat. Lots of questions left unanswered.....where is Allison, Dean etc???? Just kinda felt this was almost reading someone's diary.