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 Silent Wife

"I gobbled it down in one sitting." – Anne Lamott, People

Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. 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. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. 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.

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Where is the ending?1 star

What the hell? Never wraps up the cliffhangers! 15


Glad I read it4 star

It wasn’t necessarily a page turner, but I would say that I was entertained throughout. Ending was a little anticlimactic 45


Terrible.1 star

I kept reading this book in hopes it would get better ..... it didn’t. To compare this to “Gone Girl” is just wrong. It fell horribly flat. No work up in suspense whatsoever. Too much detail, not enough dialogue. 15


Awful1 star

Don’t buy this book, it’s a waste of money. One of the worst books I’ve ever read. Seriously...go to amazon and read more reviews before you pay for this. 15


The Silent Wife2 star

Short, felt unfinished and ended abruptly. Excellent character development by author. Left me wanting more. 25

Nanny from Flushing

So boring!!!!1 star

Literally had to skip ahead some parts to get past all of the babbling and excessive backstories that really had nothing to do with the current story. Awful!!! 15


Started great, ended wack3 star

The story was short. It was interesting at first, then it gets a little boring and ends with nothing. You don’t get to know much about the characters nor the secrets. A lot of unanswered questions. 35


Don’t waste your money- it’s awful!1 star

This was one of the most excruciating books I’ve ever red. I’m sad I wasted my money on this one! 15


Underwhelming ending2 star

I enjoyed the anticipation of where it could go but the author often got hung up on describing every unnecessary detail and the ending was a let down. No plot twist here just a long drawn out story. 25


Lovely Read4 star

I loved the story line and it was made even better with the choice of words and how well each sentence flowed together. I got lost in it every time. Page turner. Makes you think!! 45


Cool2 star

Ok 25


HELP!!1 star

Just make it end!! This book is wearing me out! I'm turning the pages to get to the point and find out the fate of our characters, but the author is all over the place! I've skipped over most of the book just to get back to the storyline. 15


Not good at all...2 star

I got thru with it because I paid for it. Tooooo many descriptions and very few plot or unexpected drama. It was not a good story at all. 25

Jennifer Humbert

The Silent Wife4 star

Enjoyed this book. 45


Blah2 star

I only finished reading this book because I'd purchased it. I wish I could've returned it. It's mislabeled as Mystery/Thriller. There is no thrill, no mystery. The plot is unrealistic and disjointed. A disappointing experience. 25


Slow read2 star

Not really a mystery and not at all like gone girl or the girl on the train as advertised. Disappointed. 25


The silent wife5 star

Great book with twists and turns. Jodi is a complex character and the writing is excellent and easy to read. 55


Anticlimactic3 star

Although the writing was enjoyable, and the book for the first 3/4 or so was interesting it was a rather boring ending. 35


The Silent Wife2 star

The comparison to Gone Girl will hurt your opinion of this book. They are not similar. The only possible reason to cast The Silent Wife in the same column as Gone Girl must be the heavy use of mental games or psychology in both books. The hook just isn't there in The Silent Wife as the other novel. With that said, more predictable, and less twisted, The Silent Wife is an ok read. It would have been much more to me had I not jumped in ready for another dark and twisted sociopathic mind game....but I did and it screwed up this book for me. 25


Dull, Dull, Dull, and, did I say Dull?1 star

This is one of those books that I kept reading, just hoping something would happen to actual entertain me in some way. Unfortunately, that never happened. About half way through I started skipping paragraphs just because there was just zero forward momentum to the plot. The only reason I even finished reading it was it kept appearing that something shocking or unexpected would eventually happen. If you are reading this review and haven't yet finished "The Silent Wife" and are feeling the same way I felt do yourself a favor and close the book now and move on. Oh, and for anyone to compare "The Silent Wife" to "Gone Girl" is a travesty. 15

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