The Silent Wife
A S A Harrison
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 was a very unusual and unsettling book – characters there were two dimensional and unlovable (except the dog), lives that were emotionally sparse and equally uninteresting… the term bland comes to mind yet this narrative was so revealing and insightful – I enjoyed the analysis, getting into other people’s heads, this book appeals to the voyeur in us all but I would not call this a thriller, more a long slow strip tease where eventually all emotions and motives are bared for the world to see.