I’d heard a lot of good things about The Silent Wife, and couldn’t wait to pick it up!
I’m not sure that I can say that I liked The Silent Wife, or that I enjoyed it. It’s about a dissolving marriage, with one half habitually cheating and the other half steadfastly ignoring said cheating, and I have no patience for either behavior. No, I’m not the marriage police, and no, I’m not judging – but it’s not a subject matter I can say I “enjoy”ed.
I’m not even really sure why I had to say any of the above. Maybe it’s because once you start reading The Silent Wife you’re so engrossed in the story that it doesn’t matter what you feel – or even whether you feel sympathy or empathy – for either Jodi or Todd.
It doesn’t matter if you think he’s being a fool, she’s being taken advantage of, he’s going to regret things, she’s going to regret things, whatever. It doesn’t matter, because the story will pull you along unrelentingly in its wake, throwing events and occurrences and history and self-introspection in your way, relentlessly going whether you’re ready to follow along or not. And it doesn’t matter, because Harrison’s writing will bespell you with its stark yet lyrical writing, sprinkled liberally with observations on love, revenge, and humanity.
I flipped the pages as fast as I could, devouring this story with my eyes, imagining Jodi’s expressions, Todd’s charm, Dean’s anger, Allison’s sympathy. I know this was a summer release, but if you haven’t read it yet, pick it up for some early fall indulgence! Or better yet, win your copy below.
drey’s rating: Excellent!
Have you read The Silent Wife? What did you think? And if you haven’t, read on to win your own copy!
Thanks to the publisher, I have one copy of The Silent Wife for you. This one’s open to US residents – no PO Boxes, please. To enter, fill out the form below before September 23rd. Good luck!