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The Silent Wife

The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison
Mass Market Paperback
Jun 05, 2018 | 384 Pages
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    Jun 25, 2013 | 336 Pages

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“It’s this summer’s Gone Girl – I gobbled it down in one sitting, and because of the wonderful writing, I did not feel one speck guilty.” – Anne Lamott, People Magazine

“Utterly absorbing.” —Laura Miller, Salon

“A. S. A. Harrison knocks it out of the park with her first novel, The Silent Wife. With a spare, elegant, and deft hand, she paints two dueling psychological portraits of longtime live-in lovers who become putative killer and hapless victim in a tale that no one is likely to forget anytime soon. I couldn’t put this book down.” —Elizabeth George, New York Times bestselling author of A Banquet of Consequences

“What a deliciously wicked pleasure The Silent Wife was to read. I love books where I can’t guess the outcome, although I was rooting for Jodi all the way. A very clever, very funny comedy of manners spliced with a domestic thriller.” —Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life

“Beautifully written and deeply unsettling, this darkly funny examination of what happens when you’ve got nothing left to lose is also brilliantly addictive. It left me almost breathless as I raced toward the devastating finale.” S. J. Watson, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep

“SUPERB…As a novel about the dark side of marriage and relationships, it’s better than Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. A must read for anyone who is occasionally ruthless, reckless, or psychologically weird—and anyone who loves clever books with depth and heart.” —Sophie Hannah, author of The Other Woman’s House

“This summer’s sleeper hit” – The New York Times

The Silent Wife is a boning knife of a novel, sharp and quick.” – Newsday
  
“Watch out, Gone Girl.” – USA Today

“A.S.A Harrison’s The Silent Wife is a clean, understated thriller” – NPR.ORG

“You can’t blame the publishers of The Silent Wife for hyping it as ‘the new Gone Girl.’ It’s not. It just might be better.” – The Huffington Post
    
“For those who loved Gone GirlThe Silent Wife is a quick-witted marital pas de deaux featuring a psychotherapist and her philandering husband.” – Vogue, “Summer’s Best Mystery Reads”
   
“May be as popular as Gone Girl was last summer.” – CBS This Morning, “Best Reads for Your Summer Vacation”

“The surprises keep coming, pager after quiet page… Harrison writes well with a light touch, but her touch is devastating nonetheless.” – The Guardian, US Summer Reads pick
  
“That final revelation from Harrison, who, regrettably, died before she could see her debut novel published, inflicts the stealth damage of an icepick to the carotid artery.” – Sarah Weinman, New Republic

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