The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher Book Review
The lowdown from Goodreads
Published February 24, 2017
Would you risk everything for the man you loved? Even if you knew he’d done something terrible?
Lara’s life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can’t tell anyone else or everything Massimo has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage.
Maggie is married to Massimo’s brother Nico and lives with him and her troubled stepdaughter. She knows all of Nico’s darkest secrets – or so she thinks. The one day she discovers a letter in the attic which reveals a shocking secret about Nico’s first wife Caitlin. Will Maggie set the record straight or keep silent to protect those she loves?
For a family held together by lies, the truth will come at a devastating price.
The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher Book Review
I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book in a Facebook giveaway & I Really loved it. Sometimes Fiction is difficult for me to listen to. I do most of my Audiobooks while I’m driving around, so my mind can wander in and out with nonfiction a bit easier. Let me just say, there was no wandering with this book. I was hooked, thrilled & I found myself listening to it every chance I could.
First off, the narration is amazing. I could listen to Emma Spurgin-Hussey read anything. The thing I loved the most about this thriller is that it is so incredibly believable. As Maggie enters the family, she starts piecing together information, uncovering secrets, handling her passive-aggressive mother-in-law all while trying to start a relationship with her new stepdaughter. She handled all of this like a champ.
Kerry slowly & expertly layers this story with such ease that all of a sudden the reader is at the climax & the tension is palpable. I loved Kerry’s writing style. She gives us all these wonderful details about the characters that make them so relatable. After finishing The Silent Wife, I found myself missing the family. Also, Maggie was such a loveable character. I was Really into this suspenseful & thrilling novel & I bet you will like it too.
I was Really into this suspenseful & thrilling novel & I bet you will like it too. If you’re looking for another thriller, check out Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber.
Special thanks to Kerry Fisher for our copy of The Silent Wife.
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I write funny, honest books about ordinary women and family life. When I’m not doing that, I can be seen haring across the Surrey hills trying to stop my lab/schnauzer eating other people’s picnics or running off with their kites. Or helping my teenage son think back to when he might last have seen his rugby shorts. Or explaining to my daughter that I can help with English, Latin and Spanish but art, technology or, ugh, sewing, she’s on her own. Or telling my very tolerant husband that the dog needs organic chicken because she’s got a sensitive stomach but could he make do with an omelette?
But I wasn’t always a writer. Once I left my hometown of Peterborough to go to university in Bath, I got the travel bug and have never recovered. I was an English teacher in Spain and Corsica, a holiday rep in Tuscany, a PA in an art school in Florence, a guidebook researcher and author, travel journalist. Horizons, broad, exciting, unknown and promising were what inspired me. Nothing thrilled or terrified me quite as much as landing in a foreign country with a whole new territory to discover.
And then the children arrived…and with them disappeared the days of elephant riding in Thailand, testing new theme park rides in America and abseiling down the highest tower in Rotterdam. So I had to find new ways of exploring far-flung lands. After working as a book reviewer for Candis magazine, I realised fiction was the way to keep that sense of anticipation and excitement alive.
When the children were young, the challenge was finding the time to write. Now both are at senior school, the challenge is to write down the funny (and sometimes hideous) things they say before I forget in case I need to use them in a novel – in our house, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Even the dog has to make friends on the hill so that I can talk to their owners about books. So if you see otherwise sane-looking women leaping into hedges and hiding behind oak trees on the Surrey Downs, they’ve probably spotted me heading their way with my latest book recommendation…
Other than reading and writing, I love cooking, entertaining, wine and friends…I’m more like Clover than Jen1 – not very groomed and a bit messy, though I don’t have wellies in my kitchen sink. Or a trust fund…