The Silent Wife

The Silent WifeThe Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
Published by Penguin Books on June 25th 2013
Pages: 326
ISBN: 0143123238
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**Received from Goodreads first reads giveaway.

This was a great psychological book. It is the story of a 20 year common law marriage (and both parties) falling apart. We witness the disintegration of their relationship through both Jodi and Todd’s point of view. We see how they rationalize, excuse, cope and justify their behavior. Todd is a habitual cheater and Jodi is aware but never confronts him on it but always lets him know that she will be there for him waiting with elegant meals and pleasant conversation. Denial is what holds them together. Both seem to be fine with this arrangement until he gets the daughter of his best friend pregnant. This is where the unraveling really begins.

This book was great. Even though I have mentioned the plot there is more much more. Subtle nuances, subtleties that really make this book work, some twists, turns and well….read it for yourself. I highly recommend this book.