The Silent Wife - A. S. A. Harrison

The Silent Wife

Artist A. S. A. Harrison

  • Release Date: 2013-06-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 3.5
From 2,585 Ratings


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.


  • No

    By Vrpena
    No way.
  • The Silent Wife

    By SansVox
    Pretty good story. Interesting characters. A little too much psychology lessons at the expense of plot. Still enjoyed it.
  • I Wish I Were A Silent Wife

    By Verbose Boss
    There are some problems with this book, such as there no longer seems to be these kinds of women in existence anymore. “Her” is really the epitome of the Stepford Wife, the ‘50’s Wife, the Pre-feminist-era-pill-numbing-psychoanalized Wife. She has just been updated to the twenty-first century in drugs (alcohol), clothes, education, status, and job (part-time, because women of a certain status CAN but don’t NEED to DO IT ALL.) Another problem is “Her” attraction to a self-made man and her total compliance to his faults of character, which eventually lead to her breakthrough/breakdown. Although it was explained away, her family, and especially her father, represented the complete opposite during her childhood. I could go on, but I have to say, I did enjoy the book and the writing, mainly because I suspended my disbelief (much the same as Her) and just went with the flow. And much like Her, I didn’t feel as though my time were wasted, therefore I’m looking forward to future works from this talented author.
  • Fast easy read

    By 1969 Tinkerbell
    It was a page turner. The ending seemed improbable
  • The Silent Wife

    By flowllij
    I struggled to finish this book. It really got boring. The murder plot was weak and unimaginative.
  • 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.