By: A.S.A Harrison
Listening Length: 8 hours and 57 minutes
Audio Published: June 25th 2013
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 listener from its opening lines and never lets go.
Talk about revenge gone wrong. This was a story of betrayal for Jodi and a story of the grass is always greener on the other side because it might be astroturf for Todd.
It started of slow and at times following in audio wasn’t the easiest. Especially the back and forth conversation. Which I’ve still am trying to figure out if it was a text message of therapy conversations that they transcribed into words.
Other than that one fault I was blown away with the work. The twisting story the morphed into a reality for Jodi, for so many women. While this is a fictional pieces the ploy is one that all too formal in today society.
If you looking for a crumbling marital dispute gone more array than the usual this is it.
Plus the dual narration, breaking up the chapters between Jodi and Todd was spot on. The tones matched the described characters to a T.