Book Review: The Silent Wife

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: The Silent WifeThe Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
Published by Headline on June 25th 2013
Genres: psychological, thriller
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher

A chilling psychological thriller portraying the disintegration of a relationship down to the deadliest point when murdering your husband suddenly makes perfect sense.
Todd Gilbert and Jodie Brett are in a bad place in their relationship. They've been together for twenty-eight years, and with no children to worry about there has been little to disrupt their affluent Chicago lifestyle. But there has also been little to hold it together, and beneath the surface lie ever-widening cracks. 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. When it becomes clear that their precarious world could disintegrate at any moment, Jodie knows she stands to lose everything. It's only now she will discover just how much she's truly capable of...

This book is recommended for fans of Gone Girl and to an extent it satisfies the hole and has similarities enough but the book is not as strong as Gone Girl and fails to impress.

The story is told from the point of view of Jodi and Todd, the lovely husband and wife.

The Characters


Jodi is too passive. There are limits.In Gone Girl either the main character made you want to feel sorry for her or you just hated her.Jodi really is the silent passive wife. The name isn’t a misnomer, It is too accurate a description of what the book is. You just want to go up-to the woman and scream ” DO SOMETHING. PLEASE JUST DO SOMETHING! Get angry for the love of god, woman.”


Todd oh Todd.A character that just , Words fail me.I think I’ll go with saying that Todd is a character that will reveal your dormant feminist tendencies.Every bad thing you EVER thought about cheaters has been culminated into this wonderful character.

The Book

There is so much psychology that is stuffed into this book that I feel like recommending it to my friends who’re studying it. I have a fondness for psychology so I didn’t really mind all the psychology in the book but there was A LOT of it.Sometimes it felt like I was reading a book that was giving me a crash course in psychology and not a thriller.

There is nothing much thrilling about this book.

But I couldn’t put the book down. I had this sick fascination with this book. I kept expecting someone to get murdered or some brilliant twist to come to light and even though the writing style was not that engrossing the hope made me hang on. The end was not satisfying nor did the twist make me forget all the problems I had with this book. The twist was just as unpredictable as the end to a point.

I just expected more from this book. Not in love with it.


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