Tina Jordan
February 14, 2014 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Silent Wife

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
A.S.A. Harrison
publisher
Penguin
genre
Fiction, Thriller

We gave it an A-

Who’s the couple?
Chicago real estate developer Todd and his therapist wife, Jodi.

What’s their story?
After 20 years, Todd and Jodi’s passion has cooled. When he gets his mistress pregnant, everything changes.

How good’s the big twist?
It’s decent — but it’s not the main point. Harrison’s novel is more of a cerebral character study as the tightly wound Jodi teeters on the edge of insanity and the genial Todd finds himself boxed into an ever-tighter corner. A-

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