Book of the Week: The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

The threat of murder hangs throughout The Silent Wife, a perfect literary thriller and ideal summer read. The debut novel from Toronto-based writer, A.S.A. Harrison (who passed away from cancer in April), chronicles the spiralling disintegration of a marriage with extreme consequences. Jodi, a psychotherapist in her mid-40s, has long tolerated the philandering of her real-estate tycoon husband, Todd. But when Todd becomes involved with a much younger woman who becomes pregnant, their carefully constructed life of convenience starts to unravel with violent results.