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Monday, March 31, 2014

Book Review: The Silent Wife

This book is very upfront about the fact that Jodi kills her husband.  It tells you right from the outset.  The rest of the book alternates between his and her perspectives to determine if the killing was warranted.  Todd cheats on Jodi all the time so Jodi seems in the right...but she knows he cheats and is ok with it as long as it's in a don't ask don't tell manner so does she really have a right to get upset?

While the book starts off as a poor man's Gone Girl.  A murder cuts through a seemingly perfect marriage and the story is told in alternating points of view.  That sounds familiar.  But while Gone Girl thrives on shocking twists and turns, The Silent Wife focuses more on the "why" of it all.  What makes Jodi decide that she suddenly needs to take action against her husband?  Why does Todd feel the need to cheat?  Will he ever feel happy?  Will she feel remorse?

3 out of 5 stars.

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