Saturday, 22 December 2018

RETRO REVIEWING: The Silent Wife - A.S.A. Harrison

I think I'll stop numbering these retro reviews. I hadn't realised there were so many! Today's offering is a book first published in November 2013. What strikes me is how minimalist my reviews were then!!

Please don’t read this book if you like happy endings. And don’t read this book if you’re a fan of chick lit and romance. Don’t read this book if you want an injection of feel good factor. But DO read this book if you enjoy a novel superbly written, well constructed, splendidly crafted with attention to necessary detail, a subtly executed plot with some equally subtle twists and turns and a final twist that you kick yourself for not seeing (or maybe you DID see) it coming. A novel with every character laid bare, warts and all. A story of controlled and uncontrolled emotion. A story of human frailty and weaknesses, the disintegration of a relationship, the examination of gender priorities and their intrinsic differences. A tale of morality and immorality. It’s told almost clinically but never quite without engagement. Please DO read this book.

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