The Silent Wife: A Novel

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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

"I gobbled it down in one sitting." – Anne Lamott, People

Jodi 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.




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En psykologisk relationsroman om ett äktenskap, livslögner och hur långt en kvinna är beredd att gå för att behålla det hon anser vara hennes ... Jodi och Todd har levt tillsammans i över tjugo år. De har fortfarande känslor för varandra, men den flammande passionen har sedan länge lämnat plats för ett väl inövat rollspel, med åtskilliga kompromisser och tysta eftergifter. Jodi har lärt sig att se mellan fingrarna med Todds ständiga otrohet och slagit sig till ro i den bedrägligt bekväma tillvaro som hans framgångsrika fastighetsaffärer bekostar. Hon är psykoterapeut, men tar bara emot några få, inte alltför ansträngande, patienter och har därför gott om tid att träna pilates, odla kryddor, umgås med hunden Freud och servera Todd middagar när han kommer hem – om han kommer hem. Jodi har vandrat förnekelsens väg under många år, och hon varken tror eller hoppas på en förändring. Men när Todd inleder ett förhållande med den unga Natasha går han ett steg för långt. Den välpolerade fasad Jodi arbetat så hårt för att upprätthålla rasar ihop och makarna dras nu in i ett psykologiskt maktspel där insatserna är betydligt högre än vad någon av dem kunnat ana. Och det är först nu som Todd på allvar inser vem hans en gång så fogliga hustru egentligen är ... Hustrun är en mästerligt konstruerad psykologisk roman om hur ett mångårigt äktenskap faller samman, och de inre mekanismer som kan förvandla även den mest kontrollerade människan till en hänsynslös mördare. En 65-årig debutant som avled strax innan hennes bok publicerades spås bli nästa stora thrillerhajp. A. S. A. Harrisons ”The silent wife” har jämförts med Gillian Flynns storsäljare ”Gone girl”. Trelleborgs Allehanda ”Om du lider av Gone Girl-abstinens är det här din nya drog.” Real Simple
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Penguin
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Jun 25, 2013
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336
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9781101608067
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English
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Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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