Sunday, 2 February 2014

Book Review: THE SILENT WIFE BY A.S.A. HARRISON

THE SILENT WIFE
BY
A.S.A. HARRISON


I rated this 8/10

About the Book:

Todd and Jodi 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 Jodi is living in denial.  But she also likes to settle scores. When it becomes clear their affluent Chicago lifestyle could disintegrate at any moment, Jodi knows everything is at stake.  It's only now she will discover just how much she's truly capable of......
Having nothing left to lose changes everything.

"He knows and she knows that he's a cheater, and he knows she knows, but the point is that the pretence, the all-important pretence must be maintained, the illusion that everything is fine and nothing is the matter."

As long as Jodi's life is orderly and predictable and things are running smoothly, she can put up a front, go through the motions, be silent

She has a good life, living in a lovely apartment overlooking a lake, no children, no demands on her time, works from home as a Therapist with a couple of clients a day, she can turn a blind eye.

As long as her partner of 20 years, Todd, comes home from work every day, takes the dog for a walk, puts the trash out, pays her credit card bills, she can act as if all is well.

But when Todd changes the rules by falling in love with his best friend's young daughter and threatens her neat and precise life ..... this becomes a blow to her orderly daily routine and she finds that she now has to do something.....

Each chapter is by either Him or Her, it's not in the first person, but we get to know their thoughts and feelings in quite a detailed way.  I enjoyed reading their trivial details but I can see how this could make for boring reading to some.

I couldn't really sympathise with Jodi, and I didn't like Todd too much either, he wanted his cake and eat it!

The writing was smooth and flowed easily, I liked the Him and Her chapters and I thought it was an interesting read overall.

Source:  Thanks to Nudge (Real Readers) for sending me this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Buy it Now from Amazon.co.uk .... Amazon.com ......



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