When her common law husband gets his mistress pregnant, a woman comes face to face with the choices she has made to keep silent about his infidelities, and as her anger surfaces, so does her desire for revenge.
The Silent Wife was a slow creep of a thriller. In some ways, it lacked a classic hook, but proved that suspense doesn’t need to be plot-driven. It reminded me a lot of Patricia Highsmith’s non-Ripley books, particularly This Sweet Sickness. I’m not sure I think it’s as gripping as Gone Girl, but I did tear through it and was riveted to every page.