The Silent Wife: A Novel

By A. S. A. Harrison

Soon to be a tremendous movie starring Nicole Kidman, enthusiasts of The woman at the Train and Gone Girl will love The Silent Wife

"I wolfed it down in a single sitting." – Anne Lamott, People

Jodi and Todd are at a nasty position of their marriage. a lot is at stake, together with the prosperous lifestyles they lead of their attractive waterfront residence in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the sufferer, rush haplessly towards the most occasion. he's a devoted cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in twin worlds. She loves to settle ratings. He makes a decision to play for retains. She has not anything left to lose. instructed in alternating voices, The Silent spouse is a couple of marriage within the throes of dissolution, a pair headed for disaster, concessions that can’t be made, and grants that won’t be saved. Expertly plotted and corresponding to Gone Girl and These issues Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from web page one and doesn't permit go.

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Joel Carson? He’s in simple terms fifteen. ” “I’ve obvious the way in which he appears to be like at you. ” “He’s a pleasant boy. Very candy and blameless. ” “Teenage boys usually are not blameless. ” “Well, probably no longer. yet I’m the right age to be his mom. ” “You might be sufficiently old to be his mom, yet you’re no longer his mom. and that i wager he can inform the variation. ” “Todd, you’re being ridiculous. ” “When i used to be his age i used to be in love with my heritage instructor. Her identify used to be omit Larabee and he or she was once beautiful and sophisticated but in addition tough-minded and a troublesome marker, and she or he quite became me on. Come to consider it she was once much such as you. i presumed approximately her for all time. I’d think calling her up, taking her out on a date. I even provided to mend her motor vehicle as soon as. however it wasn’t her motor vehicle i used to be drawn to. ” “Well, if that’s what’s dealing with Joel’s head he supplies no signal of it. the only time he used to be in the following he stood by way of the door along with his hand at the knob as though he couldn’t wait to flee. ” “When was once he in the following? ” “He got here in as soon as to borrow undefined. there has been an editorial at the violinist, what’s-his-name, the person who did the solos for Angels and Demons. Joel performs the violin fantastically. ” She will get as much as fetch one other bottle of wine, brings it to the desk and opens it, refills their empty glasses. “Not that it’s any of your business,” she says. “Under the conditions. ” “When did you listen him play? ” asks Todd. “I heard him play at his tuition live performance. ” “You went to his college live performance? guy, you're particularly tight with this child. ” “Yeah, correct. Joel Carson and that i. good, now that you’ve guessed, i would besides admit it. We’ve been having a torrid affair for relatively your time now. It begun on his 15th birthday. Or used to be it his fourteenth? or perhaps it used to be his 12th. humorous, I can’t keep in mind. possibly he was once basically 9 or ten after we fell in love. ” “Okay, i am getting it,” he says. “But you’re beautiful, appealing, you recognize that, and a person with eyes in his head goes to note you—even a pimply child who performs the violin. ” “Joel isn't pimply. ” “Whatever,” says Todd, getting bored within the Carson boy. “The aspect is that you’re a knockout and you’re magnificent and I’ve enjoyed you from the 1st second I observed you, and convinced you have been drenched and you’d simply smashed up my vehicle, yet you have been very good. and also you nonetheless are. ” He sees her eyes welling up, reaches around the desk for her hand, unexpectedly is familiar with that he’s been wandering rootless, that he awakened at some point in an individual else’s existence and couldn’t locate his method domestic. Sitting the following now, clasping her hand in his, he feels that point is passing at a distance, like a teach on a far off music, that during this open-ended second all of the strategies and emotions that he’s brushed off are collecting in strength. “I’ve ignored you,” he says. “I’ve overlooked coming domestic and I’ve neglected stepping into mattress with you and I’ve ignored waking up beside you—and all i will say is that i need to were out of my brain to imagine i'll offer you up. ” She grips his hand and the tears begin to stream, his and hers, watering their shrunken hearts and wilted love.

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