Book Review: The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

August 16, 2014

in Books

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

I love a good psychological thriller. I love my crime books. If you’ve been here a minute you know that! So this book was right up my alley.

Jodi is a woman who likes things they way she likes them. Her life is a serious of tasks and events that add up to full, well-planned days. Until everything changes.

As per usual, with my reviews I try not to give much of the plot away.

Jodi feels her carefully planned life slipping through her fingers when her partner of 20 years, Todd, has an affair. It’s not his first. It’s surely not his last.

What I love about this book is it’s not what you expect from a typical crime novel. From the start you know who did it. Jodi. But you don’t know who she kills. And there are quite a few possibilities.

This was a quick read because I couldn’t put it down. The pace and style is unusually calm. There isn’t a crescendo of action. There is not fast paced tracking down of a killer. The entire novel stays on the narrator’s almost overly controlled tone and emotions. Which is what makes this backwards crime novel stunning beyond the story.

4stars

0 stars – terrible
1 star – skip it
2 stars – ok
3 stars – enjoyable
4 stars – amazing
5 stars – life changing

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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.

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