The Silent Wife

The Silent Wife

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"This summer's "Gone Girl"- 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 423 pages
  • 144.78 x 218.44 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 1410465446
  • 9781410465443

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"If you're suffering from Gone Girl withdrawal, here's your fix." - "Real Simple "
"Harrison has spun a masterfully suspenseful tale in which the main plot point is given away from the beginning - no easy feat. It's a story of the end of a marriage, the end of love and how long buried secrets can cast a long shadow." - "The Cleveland Plain Dealer"
"That final revelation from Harrison, who, regrettably, died before she could see her debut novel published, inflicts the stealth damage of an icepick to the carotid artery." - Sarah Weinman, "New Republic"
"The secret of this novel's spell lies not in ingenious twists but in its meticulous plausibility. You probably know -- and may even be -- someone very much like Todd or Jodi, which makes their relentless tick-tock toward doom all the more riveting." -Laura Miller, "Salon"
"Fans of Gillian Flynn's bestselling "Gone Girl" will be thrilled to discover the brilliant novel "The Silent Wife."" - "Mystery Scene "
"A.S.A. Harrison knocks it out of the park with her first novel "The Silent Wife." With a spare, elegant, and deft hand, she paints two dueling psychological portraits of longtime live-in lovers who become putative killer and hapless victim in a tale that no one is likely to forget any time soon. I couldn't put this book down."--Elizabeth George, "New York"" Times "bestselling author of "Believing the Lie"
"What a deliciously wicked pleasure "The Silent Wife" was to read. I love books where I can't guess the outcome although I was rooting for Jodi all the way. A very clever, very funny comedy of manners spliced with a domestic thriller."--Kate Atkinson, "New York"" Times "bestselling author of "Life After Life "and "Case Histories"
"Beautifully written and deeply unsettling, this darkly funny examination of what happens when you've got nothing left to lose is also brilliantly addictive. It left me almost breathless as I raced towards the devastating finale.
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About A S a Harrison

A. S. A. Harrison was the author of four books of nonfiction. The Silent Wife is her debut novel and she was at work on a new psychological thriller when she died in 2013. She lived with her husband, visual artist John Massey, in Toronto, Canada.
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73,657 ratings
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4 31% (22,662)
3 39% (28,898)
2 15% (11,193)
1 4% (2,821)
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