Standalone Sunday: The Silent Wife

Standalone Sunday was started by Megan over at Bookslayer Reads.

What is Standalone Sunday?

Each Sunday bloggers feature a standalone book (one that is not part of a series) that they loved or would recommend. The standalone can also be one you want to read. There is so much focus on books that are part of a series that standalone books seem to be forgotten. They can be just as great as book series!

Here is my choice for this week:

The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison

Description from Goodreads:

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.

I was able to get a copy at my local library sale in October.  I enjoy books with alternating POVs (point of views) and it sounds good, so I am hoping this will be one I will enjoy.

The Silent Wife is A.S.A Harrison’s first novel, though not her first book written.  There is a sadness about the author, she passed away from cancer at age 65 in April 2013, before The Silent Wife was published. It was published June 25, 2013.   It’s sad as she worked so hard to write The Silent Wife and was never able to see it published.

A.S.A. Harrison