Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

Silent Wife by A.S.A. HarrisonI first heard about this book on BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour and was intrigued as the author, A.S.A. as she was referred to by her friend and colleague, had recently died so whilst she had been told by her agent that this her first novel was destined for success she had not experienced it. Silent Wife is currently no. 3 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Amazon Book 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 Jodi 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, Jodi knows she stands to lose everything. It’s only now she will discover just how much she’s truly capable of…

I was intrigued and decided to step out of my comfort zone and read a thriller which I am not usually so keen to do however I had enjoyed GONE GIRL and this book, Silent Wife, was of a similar genre. It is a compelling and uncomplicated book telling the story of two rather unpleasant people in a dysfunctional relationship. It kept me reading to the end and unlike Gone Girl its ending was reasonable and satisfactory. A really enjoyable read.