I was prepared to give The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison an average rating, then BAM! Wow! I wasn’t expecting that to happen!
You won’t find any spoilers here. I’ll just say that I thought Jodi had killed her no good, cheating husband, Todd, three different times before I actually arrived at the book’s climax. What happened then shocked me.
Jodi is not a character the reader easily relates to. I had a difficult time deciding if she was strong or pathetic. Maybe that’s why I found the book average reading for well more than 100 pages. I wasn’t planning to say that it wasn’t worth reading, but I wasn’t going to recommend it either. It was going to get one of those “three stars, read it if you don’t have anything else great on your shelf” ratings.
Regardless of how you feel about Jodi, Todd is so easy to hate. No, seriously, the guy is a total smuck. So much so that it’s difficult to imagine that it’s even possible for someone to be such an arrogant ass.
In the end, The Silent Wife was much more than expected. It took awhile for me to warm into it, but I was hooked once the action really began. There aren’t many unique books anymore. It seems like everything already has been done. The Silent Wife is a great exception.
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