The Silent Wife: A Novel
thrillers scare you with that impossible-to-believe psycho killer. Others, like
this sleeper hit, The Silent
Wife, frighten you with a cold, credible dose of realism.
Forty-five-year-old Jodi Brett has been living with Todd Gilbert for 20 years,
when he suddenly falls for the college-age daughter of Jodi's best friend.
Watching his betrayal is maddening—and painful. Willing the careful, controlled Jodi to
just do something, for God's sake, is wickedly delightful. But the real
chills here come from what Jodi uncovers about her own past as she confronts
the disintegration of her marriage. Denying a traumatic event, not speaking
about what hurts most, writer Harrison suggests, can be useful sometimes. At least when it comes to
— Leigh Newman