Review: The Silent Wife

June 26, 2013 in Book Reviews, Crime, Fiction, Psychological Thriller

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.

Review: The Silent WifeThe Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
Published by Headline Genres: Crime, thriller
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Goodreads
three-half-stars

I do love it when I see a stir on Twitter about a new book. Instantly I want to know what everyone is talking about, I want to get my hands on the book and make my own assessment.

I’d been seeing the hashtag #silentwife floating about on Twitter, along with incredible reviews and opinions. I need to read this book!

A few days later an intriguing parcel arrived…..

silent wife package

I must admit I did wonder what the Hell it was! Then I looked closer and realised that no it wasn’t some kind of internet prescription, rather it was a copy of this amazing book that I heard so much about. I have to say the packaging was so clever…reaffirming my thoughts that whatever was inside must be something a bit different.

The Silent Wife is gripping psychological thriller, the story of a couple whose relationship is falling apart. She is in denial and he is living a dual life. She knows he cheats, but up until now she has ignored it. She loves her affluent life in their beautiful waterfront Chicago condo and her denial makes her believe she can keep this life. The thing is she also likes to settle scores!

I love the way this book is told, chapters from her perspective and then from his. I must admit that from chapter to chapter I changed sides allegiances, a testament to the brilliant way this book is written.

I am not going to give you any more details about this book – you just have to read it for yourself. Since reading it I’ve checked out reviews and it seems you either love it or hate it – I’m definitely in the “love it” camp.  Have you read it yet? What do you think?

The paperback was published yesterday but there is a sadness that overhangs the publishing of this debut novel. The author A.S.A. Harrison passed away in April. She will never know how her book was received.

The Silent Wife is out now in Paperback and Kindle. It’s only £3.99 on the Kindle at the moment, definitely worth adding to your collection!

Thank you to Headline for sending an advanced copy of this book for our consideration. All opinions are entirely our own.
three-half-stars