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

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

The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller.

‘The slow, murderous disintegration of a marriage is all too believable… As the novel advances into treacherous territory, Harrison’s elegant, incisive prose gets dirtier, more dangerous’ Observer

Fans of Into the Water and The Couple Next Door will love The Silent Wife.

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.

One of those books you hate to put down… Devastating… Profoundly disquieting’ Guardian

‘Dark as hell and totally engrossing’ Daily Mail

‘Fans of Gone Girl will love it’ Sunday Mirror
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 21st November 2013

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780755399864

Reviews

SUPERB... As a novel about the dark side of marriage and relationships, it's better than Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl
SOPHIE HANNAH
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
A deliciously wicked pleasure... 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
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
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
www.cosmopolitan.co.uk
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
The Silent Wife attracted much political publicity, but its author died a few weeks ago... The hype was largely justified. 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
If you enjoyed Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, you'll love this unsettling psychological thriller
SUN ON SUNDAY
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
Beautifully written and superbly paced, not to mention full of ingenious twists. Fans of Gone Girl will love it
SUNDAY MIRROR
A gripping psychological thriller
DAILY EXPRESS
This summer's blockbuster novel
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Utterly believable, complex, and compelling
JOJO MOYES
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
Sharp, witty, dark as hell and totally engrossing... A worthy rival to Gone Girl in its psychological complexity and accomplishment
DAILY MAIL
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
A hit... and you can see why
THE SUN
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 terrific debut novel
VAL MCDERMID