Post Script: The Silent Wife – A S A Harrison

The Silent Wife

The Silent Wife

A S A Harrison

Headline

ISBN: 9781472216847

 

Description:

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…

 

 

My View:

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.

 

4 thoughts on “Post Script: The Silent Wife – A S A Harrison

  1. Carol – I very much like your description of the novel. I also thought when I read it that the characters were presented as two-dimensional because of their refusal to face themselves and each other. I think denial – or better, a refusal to admit one’s own role in events – plays a huge role in the story. So does both Jodi and Todd’s past. It is indeed unsettling isn’t it?

  2. It is a very odd book. With none of the characters likeable. And it’s not just the main protagonists, but no one is likable. The novel has a great tone to it that keeps you reading though. A strange one to try and dissect I found.

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