Told in alternating voices, the silent wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that cant be made, and promises that wont be kept. The silent wife combines taut pacing and psychological nuance to haunting and memorable effect. Check out selected results from nypl title quest 2019, held august 2, 2019, as well as title quest 2018. The suspense thriller will star kidman as a dedicated wife whose husband leaves her for a younger woman.
Harrison was married to the visual artist john massey and lived in toronto. It was hard to give it a full number star rating, because i am so torn. The silent wife ebook by kerry fisher rakuten kobo. That isnt to say it doesnt have the same appeal, however, i only wished there had been a more developed and more interesting murder plot than the one that was given to us. The silent wife was not better than gillian flynns gone girl, as one critic writes on the back of the book. Its not a selfhelp book, but does give cause for thinking about the tone of subject matter, well after finishing the book. Sometimes fiction is difficult for me to listen to. Karin slaughter is one of the worlds most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Oh, im not sure to which other book i would compare this just now. I do most of my audiobooks while im driving around, so my mind can wander in and out with nonfiction a bit easier. The silent wife by kerry fisher was previously titled the secrets of second wives.
Harrisons exceptional first novel, the silent wife. It is rare that a book will make you look at your own personality and inspire you to be a better person. What also makes the silent wife impossible to put down is the way it is written. I was excited then, to discover that the silent wife had been released. It highlights the fact that one can never truly know a person. The silent wife is her debut novel and she was at work on a new psychological thriller when she died in 20, aged 65. The silent wife, her debut novel, was published to critical acclaim, has been translated into. What other book might you compare the silent wife to and why. Told in alternating voices, the silent wife is about a marriag. The slow, murderous disintegration of a marriage is all too believable in asa harrisons first and final novel, writes alison flood. The unraveling of the joditodd relationship is the central plot in a.
Finding a book when youve forgotten its title the new york. 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. Harrison was the author of four books of nonfiction. If you liked the wife between us, for example, you might like this book. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of gone girl and these things hidden, the silent wif e ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go. The silent wife reached number 2 on the new york times bestseller list and has been translated into more than twenty languages. Disappointed is the word that comes to mind when i think about this novel. The silent wife is the story of a relationship, how it developed, worked for 20 years, and now is unraveling. The psychological theories so true to form and study. It is the story of two women who are second wives of two brothers in an italian family. The silent wife is the debut novel from nonfiction author a.
There is also something if not quite delightful, alluring in its unpleasantness. Anyway, their cars crashed into each other and todd called jodi a bitch. Back in 2015 i read kerrys book the island escape and immediately fell in love with her writing, the way she explores friendship and made me recognize parts of myself in both of her main characters. Nicole kidman to star in adrian lynes the silent wife duration. The film tells the story of jodi kidman, a dedicated wife who, despite her husband todds frequent indiscretions.
Soon to be a major motion picture starring nicole kidman, fans of the girl on the train and gone girl will love the silent wife. A subtle turn of plot, but based on what the human character is exposed to before even memory can recall. Jodi recalls the first time she met her sortof husband todd. A harrisons the silent wife is a clean, understated thriller npr. Set in chicago, the silent wife switches between todd and jodis. A subtle turn of plot, but based on what the human character is exposed to. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her twenty novels include the grant county and will trent books, as well as the edgarnominated cop town and the instant new york times bestselling novels pretty girls, the good daughter, pieces of her, and the last widow. This is an update of a previous post by sharon rickson. The domestic noir psychological thriller tells the story of the slow murderous disintegration of a marriage. Disturbing as you cant quite like anyone except, the dog, freud, aptly named. Jan 31, 2017 a young lawyer with secrets of her own finds that her new husband is about as trustworthy as the murderer shes representing on appeal. The author has deftly crafted a story of a relationship using both perspectives from her and him to tell a wellrounded tale.
The silent wife is her debut novel, and she was at work on a new psychological thriller when she died in 20. Jodi brett and todd gilbert have been together for 20 years but todds infidelity lead to the demise of his relationship with jodi, and, ultimately the end of his life. Oct 30, 2014 although the silent wife is a work of fiction, we have all heard of similar stories in the news and its unsettling to know that we walk amongst such tortured souls. I found that the author went on a little too much about the characters family background along with the silent wife career as physiatrist and the stories of her patients mental. Crime by the book is a participant in the amazon services llc associates program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to. Harrison because it was suggested that i would like this book if i liked gone girl. The silent wife by kerry fisher single mother ahoy. The silent wife did that for me and in the most unexpected way i gasped, laughed and cried. The silent wife is her debut novel and she was at work on a new psychological thriller when she died in 20. Click here for the complete analysis of the entire book. A chilling psychological thriller about a marriage, a way of life, and how far one woman will go to keep what is rightfully hers. Nov 22, 2017 finding a book when youve forgotten its title by gwen glazer, communications november 22, 2017.
Nicole kidman is set to star in adrian lynes suspense thriller the silent wife, based on. Lily macdonald, 25, thought her new life with ed, a graphic designer with aspirations to paint full time, would be grand. Forensic psychotherapist theo faber, 42, narrates the silent patient by introducing its main plotline. She lived with her husband, visual artist john massey, in toronto, canada. The silent wife signed book by karin slaughter, hardcover. The silent wife is a boning knife of a novel, sharp and quick. Shortly after its publication in 20, she died of cancer at the age of sixtyfive. Shortly before the novels publication, harrison died of cancer, aged 65. The perfect wife does the unimaginable when provoked by her husbands infidelity. Soon to be a major motion picture starring nicole kidman, fans of the girl on the train and gone girl will love the sile. A silent wife is a wellwritten novel that brings out the secrets and lies that surround a family and the experiences of being a second wife. Jodi brett and todd gilbert have been a couple for 20 years and a string of todds infidelities.
Org you cant blame the publishers of the silent wife for hyping it as the new gone girl. Listen to my discussion of this book on the most read books podcast, ep. Here are some questions to consider when discussing the book with your book club members or here with us in the comments below. Nicole kidman to star in adrian lynes the silent wife. Harrison penguin harrison was noted for her nonfiction, but as this first novel demonstrates, she also had a flair for makebelieve, with clever twists and. Alicia is a painter who murdered her husband gabriel berenson six years earlier. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of the silent wife by a. One of the inmates claims that he is innocent of a brutal attack for which he has always been the prime suspect. It can be tough to remember the title and author of a book you read a long time ago.1158 1432 24 1519 733 31 1319 1063 33 1422 202 445 835 674 411 1480 854 1296 1358 181 1125 711 878 560 535 180 82 662 1320 595 654 1187 914