A Rakuten Company

More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

itemsitem

Synopsis

"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.

People who read this also enjoyed

Get a 1 year subscription
for / issue

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

The Silent Wife
Average rating
3.9 / 5
Got the job done
March 10th, 2014
I was looking for a book I could get absorbed in for a short time and this book definitely did the trick, however I wasn't as excited for the actual story- more or less just trying to finish the book. It has its good moments, but it puts you to sleep now and again.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
March 5th, 2014
I loved this book! It was fast paced with lots of twists and turns. One of the best books of 2013.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
March 4th, 2014
Don't pick sides, there is much to be said about this modern day marriage with an olden times solution....... I enjoyed it immensely!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
February 22nd, 2014
I loved Gone Girl. Had a hard time getting into the story of The Silent Wife. Did not keep my attention and it was one that I had to force myself to finish. Anyone who likes a fast pace book, this is not for you. I found the author kept drifting off the storyline. Would not recommend.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
February 4th, 2014
This was a good read, my friend gave me the book to read. The book changes between him and Her and it keeps you wondering what each of them were going to say next. i do agree it's too bad the author did not live long enough to see her book be so popular.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
February 4th, 2014
This book is nothing like Gone Girl. GG was edge of your seat excitement!! I loved GG. This book was slow paced build-up to a climax that you think isn't going to happen and when it finally comes, it was a bit of a let down for me (too little too late, maybe?). A decent read, but certainly not worth the anticipation I had going in.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
February 3rd, 2014
Excellent book, well written. Loved how the story played out, switching between His perception and Her perception. Loved the ending, did not see it coming!!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
January 25th, 2014
Jodie and Todd are long term domestic partners whose relationship is crumbling. The author tips us at the beginning of the novel that things will end tragically. Then, writing alternately from the perspective of each partner, she reveals the histories and the influences that shape their characters and slowly builds her story to its stunning conclusion.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
January 24th, 2014
hard to put down, great story line keeps you wanting more and not wanting to put the book down
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
January 23rd, 2014
Newest pet peeve: When the marketing department in a publishing house decides it would be a great idea to promote just about any new psychological thriller as "The NEW Gone Girl" to sell the hell out of it. This seems unfair to me. If a person loved Gone Girl-they could be disappointed, and if they hated Gone Girl-they might not give it a chance. I loved Gone Girl! I loved THE SILENT WIFE! THE SILENT WIFE is NOT Gone Girl. Yes, there are a few similarities. A toxic marriage, husband and wife narrators, and unlikable (for most readers) main characters, but to me this is where the similarities end. Setting: Chicago in Autumn. The Players: "Him" Todd (the husband) -A despicable man in his mid-40s, a perpetual cheater who has zero self-awareness, and uses his childhood traumas as an excuse to do whatever he pleases no matter who it hurts. (the typical 40 year old man really).....kidding. "Her" Jodi (the wife) -A non-confrontational part-time psychologist, part-time Martha Stewart-esque housewife-who because of childhood trauma, has learned to bury anything unpleasant so deep that it is like it never happened. The Plot: After 20 years in a "common law marriage" Todd knocks up his best friends daughter and decides to leave Jodi completely penniless. Jodi decides Todd should die. As usual I read quite a few reviews before writing mine, and as usual I am going to disagree with a lot of them. Cause that's how I roooollllll......or maybe it is because I have no idea what I am talking about. I just don't get why some reviewers have to like the people they are reading about, to like a book. Did you like Betty Jane Hudson or Blanche in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? How about Reality T.V's Richard Hatch on Survivor, some of you I am sure watched..and loved to hate. So what is so different about fiction novels? I adore books with flawed characters! I loved to hate Todd in THE SILENT WIFE. I loved every shake of my head when I read his thoughts, and every time I caught myself rolling my eyes at his stupidity. He was real. I hated that he was real, but sadly enough I have met more men like him than I care to mention, and I loved Jodi! I sympathized with Jodi. It was completely believable to me that she would turn out to be exactly as she is because of her past and regardless of her profession (I am the daughter of a psychiatrist-and believe me speaking from experience, they don't say psychiatrists have the craziest families for no reason.) This is a wonderful debut fiction novel from Susan Harrison, and I was very sad to read- in an article about her death in April/2013- that it will also be her last.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
October 5th, 2013
This was a great read, started it on a Saturday afternoon and was finished on Monday morning. The chapters alternated between Him and Her stories keeping you wondering what each of them were going to say next. It is really too bad that the author did not live long enough to see her book be so popular.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
The Silent Wife
August 7th, 2013
Good kept me turning pages.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review

Read This On

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • BLACKBERRY
  • WINDOWS