Take some time today to catch up on my reviews from the last three weeks! Three very different books- hopefully you will find one of these are just right for you!
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
Silent Wife: A.S.A. Harrison
So finally getting around to this book from my summer reading list (don’t judge me I’m always behind). Aaaaaand just realized this very moment that it’s pretty much winter so I should probably get on a winter reading list (adding that to next week’s to-do list ok). Why does life go by so quickly??? Fall always seems to last about 2.5 weeks in Chicago. Why did the cold get here so fast? And will I ever go a week without mentioning Chicago in a post? That remains to be seen I suppose.
Anyways on to the main event… Silent Wife was being marketed as the “new Gone Girl.” Y’all know my love for Gone Girl and everything Gillian Flynn so naturally I had to check out this book. As I mentioned back on my reading list, I was really hoping that it wasn’t too much like Gone Girl. I didn’t really want to read a copycat book. That’s so lame.
I am pleased to say that I didn’t think it was that much like Gone Girl at all! Silent Wife follows a seemingly happy couple as their marriage spirals out of control (weird side note.. the main lady and I have the same last name and we both live in Chicago… hmmm). The chapters alternate between the perspective of the husband and wife which allows you really to get into both of their heads. As these stories always seem to go, the husband is cheating on his wife; she is mad and wants revenge. Seems like a pretty straightforward tale but I thought it had some good and unexpected twists. It definitely didn’t go the way I thought it would. Gotta love it when books still surprise you!
So right now you are most likely thinking wow- that sounds just like Gone Girl. I would agree that the premise sounds similar but the execution and writing style are very different. It’s not the same revenge story that you might recognize from Gone Girl. Trust me, give this book a chance and you will also see that these truly are two different books.
Did I mention this book is set in Chicago? You know how much I love that. The author throws in plenty of Chicago references which I was ecstatic about. Really good novel that I would recommend to most of my friends and family, male and female. Sorry I kept comparing this book to Gone Girl; I should really stop doing that. It really is its own book and deserves recognition for that. Great book to read during some down time this holiday season!
"Life has a way of taking its toll on the person you thought you were."
The Silent Wife: A.S.A. Harrison
Check back tomorrow for my review!
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Taking a break… be back Monday!
Currently Reading: The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison