The collapse of a decades-long relationship has deadly consequences in a novel perfect for readers of Sophe Hannah, Nicci French and Barbara Vine
Todd Gilbert and Jodie Brett are in a bad place in their relationship. They've been together for over twenty 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...
Superb... As a novel about the dark side of marriage and relationships, it's better than Gillian Flynn's GONE GIRL. A must read for anyone who is occasionally ruthless, reckless or psychologically weird - and anyone who loves clever books with depth and heart. - Sophie Hannah
This summer's blockbuster novel. - Daily Telegraph - Celia Walden
Utterly believable, complex, and compelling. - Jojo Moyes
Beautifully written and deeply unsettling, this darkly funny examination of what happens when you've got nothing left to lose is also brilliantly addictive. It left me almost breathless as I raced towards the devastating finale. - S.J. Watson
What a deliciously wicked pleasure THE SILENT WIFE was to read. I love books where I can't guess the outcome although I was rooting for Jodi all the way. A very clever, very funny comedy of manners spliced with a domestic thriller. - Kate Atkinson
This is an utterly compelling story, gorgeously written and with so many shocks and surprises... I raced through it. My highest recommendation. - Tess Gerritsen
The characterization is exceptionally well done, the writing stylish and mature... this is a very accomplished psychological thriller. - S.J. Bolton
A.S.A. Harrison knocks it out of the park with her first novel THE SILENT WIFE. With a spare, elegant, and deft hand, she paints two dueling psychological portraits of longtime live-in lovers who become putative killer and hapless victim in a tale that no one is likely to forget any time soon. I couldn't put this book down. - Elizabeth George