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If you loved "Gone Girl," you'll want to read this book next.  Slightly less psychotic, "The Silent Wife" peels back the layers of a marriage gone wrong.  

After twenty years together, Jodi appears content to nurture home life with Todd through elaborate meals and supportive conversation at their waterfront condo. She silently bears the burden of his chronic infidenlity, but by the end of the book still manages to achieve a full reckoning. 

In Jodi's job as a psychotherapist, she understands the sacrifices a person must make to sustain a relationship. Todd, on the other hand, wants to have his cake and eat it too, relishing his tranquil relationship with Jodi while pursuing other women. The couples' unspoken agreement shatters when Todd attempts to leave Jodi for his college-aged mistress.

Glimpses of client therapy sessions, as well as flashbacks to the past, add juicy extra layers of understanding to this story of retribution gone wrong.

 

Recommended by Nicola Bigley

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