A chilling psychological thriller about a marriage, a way of life, and how far one woman will go to keep what is rightfully hersJodi 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.
3.5 Hearts Well, I don’t even know where to start with this story. Jodi and Todd have a very complicated relationship. Though not married, they’ve been together for 20 years. When Todd makes a life altering decision it throws Jodi’s world into chaos. I found that both of these characters were extremely difficult to like. I didn’t particularly care about either of them, because they both bred such negativity and deception. They were actually perfect for each other – which I guess is the point. Though not likable characters I found myself very curious how the story would unfold and if it would follow the expected path the author had set up. Some parts of the story were dull, but overall I was pleased with how the whole story unfolded, though much of the time I was just shaking my head in disbelief. I really love that we actually do not have a concrete conclusion in the end; readers are left to their own opinions on some of the events in the story which creates a fun twist on a dark tale. It was an interesting read and I’m happy I gave it a go.
I purchased a copy of this book. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.