Jodi is going to kill her cheating husband, Todd. No spoilers that’s in the first few pages, what follows is a slow burning dual perspective book. The two main characters were believable and intoxicatingly toxic. This book is dark and twisted and while it’s a slow burn it didn’t feel like it was dragging. I love how we see how messed up both characters and how their marriage is deteriorating instead of just being told. I really enjoyed the other characters in this book as well. Everyone felt like a believable person to me (though really messed up people), which I think is frequently missing in this genre. While I did have some issues with this book over all I really enjoyed it and would recommend if you’re looking for a character driven.
So one thing that has nothing to do with the book but rather the marketing that I feel like is worth mentioning. This book is not Gone Girl. I can understand why someone who hadn’t read either and just heard that they both had toxic characters, a messed up marriage, and dual perspectives would make that comparison but that’s really where the similarities end. The Silent Wife is a slow burning character study while Gone Girl is a fast paced psychological thriller. If you really enjoy domestic dual perspective toxic characters and enjoy both slow-burns character studies and psychological thrillers then you probably will like both books but it’s a disservice to The Silent Wife to compare it to Gone Girl because they aren’t even remotely the same and it sets the book up low ratings.