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. 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 cant be made, and promises that wont 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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The Silent Wife Reviews
At the moment, I am wearing my book reviewing outfit of jeans and a t-shirt, but soon I will change into some sweatpants to take a nap on the couch under the window that looks out onto the sprawling landscape of my driveway. Then I will put on a smart pair of yoga pants and a crisp k-way jacket to get some groceries. When I get back, having bought only food that I enjoy because that's who the world revolves around, I will change into my coffee-making outfit consisting of whatever little dress st ...more
This is a disturbing book. Some might take pure delight in this.
The Silent Wife is a disturbing book. There is also something if not quite delightful, alluring in its unpleasantness. Disturbing as you can’t quite like anyone except, the dog, Freud, aptly named; or anything that transpires in this dark tale of a marriage or a non-marriage really. And yet I certainly found The Silent Wife compelling, reading on, wanting to see where this train wreck of a story would go. The Silent Wife is thought ...more
Meh. This book was ok. It was intriguing enough to keep me reading and invested in the characters, but I felt like I spent the entire book waiting for something big, shocking, game changing to happen. The pace really didn't pick up until the last quarter.
The rest of this review is going to be full of spoilers - so don't read if you haven't read the book. Sorry. I'm not sure how to remove from my phone.
You have been warned.
Things I disliked about this book...
Maybe I missed something. But what ...more
Compelling, insightful and superbly written - THE SILENT WIFE is one of those rare books I simply couldn't put down. Full of black humour and painfully acute observations, it's a thriller, the dissection of a relationship, and an unflinching examination of life - all rolled into one.
I really shouldn't read blurbs, because they raise expectations too high. Calling this akin to Gone Girl makes some sense: we have dual points-of-view, we have a husband and wife in a "meh" marriage with problems, and there's a murder (the wife, Jodi, actually says that she never thought she'd be a killer somewhere in the early stages of the book). Are the narrators unreliable? No idea. I read 30% (per my Kindle's reckoning) and gave up.
Where this differed from Gone Girl for me was that I didn't ...more
A tightly wound psychological drama that I read in one sitting. Recommend.
I am having no luck with books right now! And can we please stop with the Gone Girl comparisons?? Every book is not the Gone Girl.
Jodi & Todd's marriage has hit a rough spot. To put it mildly. Todd has been cheating on Jodi, his cliched 20-year-old mistress is pregnant (and the daughter of his best friend). These are 2 of the most self-absorbed, delusional people I have ever read. Jodi receives a call from the best friend, the mistresses father, alerting her to the affair. She decides to sa ...more