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The Silent Wife: The gripping bestselling novel of betrayal, revenge and murder…

By A.S.A. Harrison

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The collapse of a decades long relationship has deadly consequences in a novel perfect for readers of Sophe Hannah, Nicci French and Barbara Vine

The New York Times bestseller

Having nothing left to lose changes everything.

Todd and Jodie have been together for more than twenty years. They are both aware their world is in crisis, though neither is willing to admit it.

Todd is living a dual existence, while Jodie is living in denial. But she also likes to settle scores. When it becomes clear their affluent Chicago lifestyle could disintegrate at any moment, Jodie knows everything is at stake. It's only now she will discover just how much she's truly capable of...

Shocking and compelling in equal measure, THE SILENT WIFE is a chilling portrayal of two people in turmoil and the lengths they will go to in order to protect themselves.

Biographical Notes

A.S.A. Harrison published four non-fiction books before writing her first novel, THE SILENT WIFE. Rave early reviews for the novel quickly suggested that it would become a success, but very sadly Harrison died shortly before publication. THE SILENT WIFE became a long-running bestseller in the author's native Canada, in the UK, the USA and around the world.

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  • ISBN: 9781472209344
  • Publication date: 25 Jun 2013
  • Page count: 384
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This perfectly pitched debut offers sharp insights into the grievances that accumulate over a long relationship, and the lengths to which a woman will go when her world collapses — Sunday Times
'This summer's blockbuster novel' — Celia Walden, Daily Telegraph
'Utterly believable, complex, and compelling' — Jojo Moyes
Well balanced, painfully perceptive and very dark, The Silent Wife is as riveting as a slow-motion car crash — Guardian
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, SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
This will be the book everyone will be talking about by the end of summer, it will be the number one choice for book clubs and well-thumbed copies will be passed between friends and work colleagues with glowing recommendation... The term "must-read" is often bandied around and not always deservedly. The Silent Wife justifies the plaudit without question — Sunday Express
SUPERB... As a novel about the dark side of marriage and relationships, it's better than Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl. A must read — Sophie Hannah, SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of KIND OF CRUEL
The slow, murderous disintegration of a marriage is all too believable in A.S.A. Harrison's first - and final - novel... As the novel advances into treacherous territory, Harrison's elegant, incisive prose gets dirtier, more dangerous' — Observer
Sharp, witty, dark as hell and totally engrossing... A worthy rival to Gone Girl in its psychological complexity and accomplishment — Daily Mail
The Silent Wife is so poised, so fully composed, so inward in its knowledge of its characters, it's unmistakably the work of a writer who had finally discovered her true talent... If [it] is not quite so high concept as Gone Girl, it is more precise, plausible and unnerving and just as compelling... Don't miss this one — London Evening Standard
It is inevitably being compared with last year's mega-hit, Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl... The Silent Wife is psychologically more interesting — The Times
The Silent Wife is one of those books you hate to put down. Harrison writes well with a light touch, but her touch is devastating nonetheless... Profoundly disquieting — Guardian.co.uk
After Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, novels about toxic marriages are suddenly in vogue. The Silent Wife is the classiest of the bunch... A smart psychological chiller — Mail on Sunday
'A gripping psychological thriller' — Saturday Magazine, Daily Express
A hit... and you can see why — The Sun
Beautifully written and superbly paced, not to mention full of ingenious twists. Fans of Gone Girl will love it — Sunday Mirror
A sizzling debut and a chilling psychological thriller - 9/10 — Press Association
Well plotted, fast-paced and hugely addictive — Stylist
Sharp, psychological and intricate, if you've ever wondered just how far you'd go if you had nothing left to lose, this will make you do a double-take — Harper's Bazaar online
[A] deliciously wicked pleasure... A very clever, very funny comedy of manners spliced with a domestic thriller — Kate Atkinson, SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of LIFE AFTER LIFE and CASE HISTORIES
The characterization is exceptionally well done, the writing stylish and mature... this is a very accomplished psychological thriller — S.J. Bolton
A terrific debut novel — Val McDermid, SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of WIRE IN THE BLOOD
This is an utterly compelling story, gorgeously written and with so many shocks and surprises... I raced through it. My highest recommendation — Tess Gerritsen, SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of KEEPING THE DEAD
[A] heart-thumping tale of deception — Woman & Home
This unsettling story of two people heading for catastrophe is impossible to put down... Will appeal to anyone hooked by Gone Girl — Prima
If you enjoyed Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, you'll love this unsettling psychological thriller — Sun on Sunday, Fabulous Magazine
A brilliant tale of misreadings and desperate measures — Sainsbury's Magazine
Reminiscent of Gone Girl in that it's written in the alternating voices of the couple, it's every bit as addictive. You'll be thinking about it for months to come — cosmopolitan.co.uk
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
A chilling portrait of a relationship gone terribly awry. Harrison takes the reader down a wickedly twisted path that has us at once rooting for and wary of the protagonists. A breathtaking story that will keep you reading well into the night and wide awake long after the final page — Heather Gudenkauf
Original & absorbing — Big Issue