I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher
Published by Bookouture on 24th February 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Women's Literary Fiction
Source: from Netgalley
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Would you risk everything for the man you loved? Even if you knew he’d done something terrible?
Lara’s life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can’t tell anyone else or everything Massimo has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage.
Maggie is married to Massimo’s brother Nico and lives with him and her troubled stepdaughter. She knows all of Nico’s darkest secrets – or so she thinks. The one day she discovers a letter in the attic which reveals a shocking secret about Nico’s first wife Caitlin. Will Maggie set the record straight or keep silent to protect those she loves?
For a family held together by lies, the truth will come at a devastating price.
Thank you to Bookoture not only for a copy of this book via Netgalley but also for letting me take part in this blog tour. I have a few of Kerry’s books on my TBR pile but this is the first one I have read.
This book is told from alternating perspectives which is something I always love. We start with Maggie who is walking down the aisle to marry Nico Farinelli. Nico was previously married to Caitlin who passed away before Maggie and Nico became an item. Most of the Farinelli’s think that Caitlin was a saint and couldn’t do a thing wrong so Maggie has her work cut out joining this family.
The other perspective in this book is through the eyes of Lara. Lara is married to Nico’s brother Massimo. From the outside Lara’s life looks perfect. Massimo seems like the perfect husband. But as they always say you never know what goes on behind closed doors.
I loved Maggie’s spirit and nature. She is fiercely independent and not afraid of what others think. Lara on the other hand is always trying to do what everyone else thinks is the right thing. I’ve never been in her situation but I think I am more of a Maggie than a Lara.
I couldn’t put the book down, especially as I got closer to the end I was racing through it I had to find out how it was going to all go down. I have to say I didn’t guess the P reference until it was essentially revealed and I kicked myself for that.
The characters are well formed and the story is well thought out. It will have you on the edge of your seat trying to uncover the secrets. I look forward to reading more of Kerry’s books in the near future.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Goodreads Challenge (2017)
- Netgalley Challenge (2017)