As the sun rising in the lords high heavens, so is the beauty of a good wife in her wellordered home. A young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead. Disturbing as you cant quite like anyone except, the dog, freud, aptly named. Back in 2015 i read kerrys book the island escape and immediately fell in love with her writing, the way she explores friendship and made me recognize parts of myself in both of her main characters. Harrison writes well with a light touch, but her touch is devastating nonetheless. Jun 25, 20 told in alternating voices, the silent wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that cant be made, and promises that wont be kept. Karin slaughter reveals cover of new book in the will. Jan 19, 2018 the character development was wonderful.
Jun 25, 20 the silent wife was a moving and engrossing read but not for the reasons i decided to read it. The silent wife is one of those books you hate to put down. Since the silent wife was published a couple of years ago, many similar new books have been released. The silent wife the tenth book in the will trent series a novel by karin slaughter. The gripping bestselling novel of betrayal, revenge and murder by s. Uk, us summer reads pick after gillian flynns gone girl, novels about toxic marriages are suddenly in vogue. The novel silent wife benefits from success of gone girl. Jodi brett is a 45yearold psychotherapist who lives in chicago, illinois, with her partner of 20 years, todd. A publication day interview with kerry fisher, author of the. Harrison knocks it out of the park with her first novel the silent wife. This is no ordinary thriller either where we see the perpetrator and the detectives for them. The silent wife, her debut novel, was published to critical acclaim, has been translated into. There is also something if not quite delightful, alluring in its unpleasantness. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of gone girl and these things hidden, the silent wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.
The novel silent wife benefits from success of gone girl the. Canadian author harrisons first novel is a smart, nuanced portrait of a dying marriage. Kidman will play jodi, a dedicated wife who, despite her husband. The silent wife by kerry fisher goodreads share book. May 02, 2014 this feature is not available right now. This study guide consists of approximately 42 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of the silent wife. Aug 05, 20 ian kern, manager of the mysterious bookshop in tribeca, said the similarity of ms. Slaughter discusses the new book and looks back on her other books. The silent wife book central rappahannock regional. Book excerpts are provided by the publisher and may contain. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction.
The silent wife is so wellpaced and reads so quickly that its easy to glide over important points that come back to explode behind you when youve all but forgotten about them. She lived with her husband, visual artist john massey, in toronto, canada. Nicole kidman is set to star in adrian lynes suspense thriller the silent wife, based on the bestselling book by a. I was expecting the main character to be the silent wife. The silent wife is the latest book by kerry fisher and one ive been so excited about. But both parties start out knowing exactly whats going on, and the identity of the true clueless victim is far from predictable. With a spare, elegant, and deft hand, she paints two dueling psychological portraits of longtime livein lovers who become putative killer and hapless victim in a tale that no one is likely to forget any time soon. The silent wife will trent, book 10 by karin slaughter. A chilling psychological thriller about a marriage, a way of life, and how far one woman will go to keep what is rightfully hersjodi and todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Todd gilbert and jodie brett are in a bad place in their relationship. A harrisons the silent wife is a clean, understated thriller npr. Jun 25, 20 a site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. If you like mindbending psychological thrillers, take a look at our list of books to read if you liked the silent wife.
The silent wife is the debut novel from nonfiction author a. It is the story of two women who are second wives of two brothers in an italian family. The silent wife ebook by kerry fisher rakuten kobo. The silent wife, her debut novel, was published to critical acclaim, has been translated into twentyseven languages, and has sold more than 750,000 copies worldwide. The silent wife by kerry fisher was previously titled the secrets of second wives.
Despite the lack of qualities it seems to be associated with, it was a very good read. Nicole kidman is the silent wife in blockbuster book adaptation. I loved the story, and i especially loved the way the chapters were written from the views of the two women, maggie and lara. But there has also been little to hold it together, and beneath the surface lie everwidening cracks.
The premise that a welleducated moderately affluent woman in chicago with affluent welleducated marrieddivorced friends has no money and doesnt know that. I, too, am sad that the author passed but i read that before she did, she knew of the advance praise of her book. This summers sleeper hit, the silent wife, a chronicle of a marriage gone wrong, is a toronto authors first published novel. Harrison was her debut novel and unfortunately her last as she died in 20 in which she has left an incredible psychological thriller. Anne lamott, people jodi and todd are at a bad place in their marriage. I didnt find this a gripping emotional page turner i found it more of a need to know what blooming happens next page turner. The silent wife a gripping emotional page turner with a twist that will take your breath away by ke. If you loved gone girl, try reading these 9 other books, too. The books own thriller elements pushed to the brink by yet another cool girl. The slow, murderous disintegration of a marriage is all too believable in asa harrisons first and final novel, writes alison flood. The book is definetly not a psychological thriller. The silent wife did that for me and in the most unexpected way i gasped, laughed and cried. Oct 11, 20 much like the book thats soon to be a david fincher film, the silent wife is told from the point of view of both the husband and wife, who like the protagonists of gone girl are also trapped in a.
The ballad of songbirds and snakes from the author that brought you the hunger games, reenter the world of panem again sixtyfour years before the events of the original series. The middle of the book really played in well to the big twist at the end. Read the silent wife a gripping emotional page turner with a twist that will take your breath away by kerry fisher available from rakuten kobo. Aug 15, 20 the silent wife npr coverage of the silent wife by a. Psycholigical thrillers exploring the dark side of marriage have become rather popular lately. Until a chance assignment takes gbi investigator will trent to the state penitentiary, and to a prisoner who says he recognizes the mo. Her death in april at the age of 65 makes the book a bittersweet pleasure to the reader, who knows it wont be. Wonderful book, great writing and lots of intrigue plus twist ending. The silent wife is a 1965 taiwanese drama film directed by li hsing, based on chiung yaos 1964 novelette. A modest wife adds charm upon charm, and there is no balance that can weigh the full value of her selfcontrol. Harrison was the author of four books of nonfiction.
Jodi brett and todd gilbert have been together for 20 years but todds infidelity lead to the demise of his relationship with jodi, and, ultimately the end of his life. Psychotherapist jodi brett is content with her tidy. Regardless, this is a story that will stay with you long after youve read the last page. A download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Jul 16, 20 finished the silent wife in one day, leaving my hubby to make dinner. The silent wife is her debut novel and she was at work on a new psychological thriller when she died in 20. All in all, the silent wife was a light, enjoyable book for me whilst providing some food for thought with the themes it explored a perfect holiday read. This novel explores the psychological issues of second marriages, and the hardships and darker sides of a marriage. Nicole kidman to star in adrian lynes the silent wife duration.
It is rare that a book will make you look at your own personality and inspire you to be a better person. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the silent wife. The glass house girls i loved this book i was riveted throughout. Org you cant blame the publishers of the silent wife for hyping it as the new gone girl. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in chicago, as she, the. Harrison penguin harrison was noted for her nonfiction, but as this first novel demonstrates, she also had a flair for makebelieve, with clever twists and. In an exclusive, author karin slaughter reveals the new book cover in the will trent series with the silent wife. Jul 05, 20 the silent wife has been described as a gripping story of deception.
A few paragraphs into the first chapter was all i needed to realize that. Harrison because it was suggested that i would like this book if i liked gone girl. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. The silent wife, a s a harrison shop online for books in. In this confident foray into fiction, harrison applies extensive knowledge of psychology to her portrayal of a relationships rapid disintegration. Pdf the silent wife a gripping emotional page turner. A gripping domestic psychological thriller for fans of asa harrisons the silent wife and sabine durrants under your skin, the pocket wife will stay with you as all good thrillers do long after youve finished it. A harrison psycholigical thrillers exploring the dark side of marriage have become rather popular lately, largely fuelled by gillian flynns bestseller gone girl. It isnt full of suspense or filled with twists and turns. The silent wife is the tale of a longterm relationship gone bad without any possible way to fix it.
Harrisons book was a huge selling point and that he has prominently displayed the silent wife on. Nicole kidman to star in adrian lynes the silent wife. Soon to be a major motion picture starring nicole kidman, fans of the girl on the train and gone girl will love the sile. Told in alternating voices, the silent wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that cant be made, and promises that wont be kept. The main character was the one to hold the knowledge of secrets, but the other women in the book was the actual silent wife, which in itself was a twist.676 254 712 1500 252 84 143 1171 1512 1488 1070 774 55 187 790 617 741 933 545 960 417 10 995 934 215 79 809 486 427 924 612 570 1152 741