»Detailing the disintegration of a relationship, her final work has drawn comparisons with Gillian Flynn’s smash hit Gone Girl, but it’s a very different sort of book: colder, less dramatic and, ultimately, a frighteningly possible portrait of a marriage, of how things can slip so far without either party realising, of how murder can slowly, insidiously, begin to seem like the best – the only – option.«
The slow, murderous disintegration of a marriage is all too believable in A.S.A. Harrison’s first – and final – novel The Silent Wife. Alison Flood about the book at The Observer/The Guardian.
»With its trenchant and unflinching examination of an intimate relationship in the process of dissolving, and its tightly plotted twists and weaves, The Silent Wife was being heralded as reminiscent of, and the successor to, Gillian Flynn’s bestselling thriller Gone Girl months before its publication.«
Robert J. Wiersema
The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison is a trenchant and unflinching examination of an intimate relationship in the process of dissolving, Robert J. Wiersema says. His review at the National Post.
The huge success of Gillian Flynn’s intelligent dark novel Gone Girl about a toxic marriage has had publishers scrabbling to find its successor. For those thirsting for more of the same, there are three contenders this summer, selected by Carla Mckay.
More about this list at The Daily Mail.