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Dor Does Books

Oh, hai! I read books, then I write down what I think of them. 

 

 

Meh - The Silent Wife by ASA Harrison

The Silent Wife - A.S.A. Harrison

I don't have much to say about this book. It's trying to be a domestic thriller, hitching itself to the momentum of Gone Girl (which I still haven't read despite it being on my Kindle since last year) and it's enjoyable enough if you have the patience for two fairly unlikeable protagonists and a fair lack of forward momentum. 

 

On the plus side: the extremely acute and accurate psychological profile of husband Todd, especially the compartmentalising of his emotional infidelity. 

 

On the negative: a daft and overly dramatic resolution to the story which was trying to be clever but failed rather miserably. Extra damnation is applied due to the many alternatives the book itself offered to solve the situation.

 

It's getting an extra star from me because anything which makes me not want to read it because it's too emotionally realistic deserves one, but this is a 2.5 star book. It does what it does but - emotional portrait aside - not quite well enough to stand out from the crowd.