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.
There’s the husband willing to gamble away the life which most married men would love to have… a wife who accepts his flaws, never questions his whereabouts, gives him his freedom and has a hot meal waiting for him when he gets home. There’s the wife who knows about her husbands infidelity but chooses to sweep it under the carpet, determined to live an uncomplicated life.
I think I enjoyed this book because I know actual women who treat there toxic relationships the way that Jodi did, in the sense where sometimes they feel that it’s just easier to deal with it instead of fighting all the time. If you enjoyed “Gone Girl”, which I did, you’ll love this book.