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[ Pdf The Silent Wife æ short-stories PDF ] by A.S.A. Harrison æ This was a good psychological thriller but it might not be for everyone The Silent Wife has already been reviewed to death so I will just say ONLY read this book if you can tolerate unlikeable characters Todd and Jodi are horrible It is mainly told in third person For me this was a good thing If it was first person I don t think I would have liked this book at all.
If you can tolerate horrible characters definitely read it It s a descent story that twists and turns and has an ending that is hard to predict.
2 stars Out of respect for the author, who s no longer with us, I ll try to refrain myself from ranting like I usually do when I don t enjoy the book, and give only my honest opinion.
I saw this book mentioned in the article, when I was looking for a thriller to read I was in the mood for something dark and twisted and stumbled upon couple of articles where this book was described as the next big thing and this summers Gone Girl But the thing that got me was thisWith 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 any time soon.
Sounds good, doesn t it Some of the reviews said it was just as good as Gone Girl, others said it was even better So I dove in I personaly found this book extremely boring It s a story about a r A Chilling Psychological Thriller About A Marriage, A Way Of Life, And How Far One Woman Will Go To Keep What Is Rightfully Hers 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 Sorry, but this is not a chilling psychological thriller It s a literary exploration of what happens when people get comfortable and let life just happen to them Parts of it were actually quite good But sticking the phrase a few short months are all it will take to make a killer out of her on the first page doesn t make a book a thriller, not when there s nothing else sustaining the suspense through the majority of the book It s not bad, but it s definitely been mis marketed Plenty of psychology Little to no thrill review copy received via NetGalley Jodi and Todd take turns telling the story of the final months of their crumbling marriage Reasons for the low rating 1 It was NOT a psychological thriller A thriller would mean something thrilling happens during the book, right 2 Stop comparing books to Gone Girl As always, apples and orangutans The book wasn t completely horrible I was able to get through it pretty quickly However, it had some real lulls in the action with page upon page spent describing the most mundane activities and the big twists and turns at the end were very meh I found I didn t care enough about these characters to give a s t whether they lived or died Those are the key ingredients for a 2 star rating.
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99 Kindle special today a great psychological mystery thriller right to the very end of the book If you have missed this one its GOOD I read this book yesterday I thought it was a wonderful creepy even had me laughing mystery I tried to imagine my husband coming home night after night for 20 years KNOWING the guy was having his fun from time to time on the side and never talking about it living with it Cooking him fabulous dinnersHe walks in the door Honey I m home Shall I pour the wine FUN BOOK 4.
5Wow This book flipping fantastic But your enjoyment of it is probably going to hinge on the expectations you re carrying going in Despite some superficial similarities The Silent Wife IS NOT Gone Girl So if you loved Gone Girl and come seeking the same kind of tawdry, illicit, messed up thrills and shocking plot twists here you re probably going to be disappointed The Silent Wife is silent, as in very subtle It s a train wreck that happens at 15 miles per hour as opposed to 120 But Jesus, if you re like me, and crave that slow inexorable build to a very bad destination that you can see waiting on the horizon absolutely unavoidable then this book is for you.
Also, I was pleased to discover that The Silent Wife is a modern noir piece with This book contains one of the biggest dirtbags I ve ever encountered in fiction His name is Todd.
Here are some examples of what dirtbag activities he enjoys view spoiler Having sex with women, including his pregnant soon to be wife while knowing full well that he likely is HIV hide spoiler
5Newest pet peeve When the marketing department in a publishing house decides it would be a great idea to promote just about any new psychological thriller as The NEW Gone Girl to sell the hell out of it This seems unfair to me If a person loved Gone Girl they could be disappointed, and if they hated Gone Girl they might not give it a chance.
I loved Gone Girl I loved The Silent Wife The Silent Wife is NOT Gone Girl Yes, there are a few similarities A toxic marriage, husband and wife narrators, and unlikable for most readers main characters, but to me this is where the similarities end.
Setting Chicago in Autumn.
The Players Him Todd the husband A despicable man in his mid 40s, a perpetual cheater who has zero self awareness, and uses his childhood traumas as an excuse to do whatever he pleases no matter who this book has been compared to gone girl, but that is a somewhat flawed n lazy comparison however, if your response to that book was any of the following Had a difficult time getting through this book didn t really care for the characters I hate the general misanthropy that infests most of modern fiction.
I prefer a book with at least one sympathetic character and I couldn t stand any of these people.
unlikable people doing unlikable things There wasn t a character you could even try to like you probably won t like this book the above responses are the kinds of responses that frustrate me when i read them no one is asking for you to become friends with these characters they aren t there for you to like me and catherine earnshaw would pro