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The Silent Wife Audiobook

The Silent Wife

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Publisher's Summary

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. 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 a lie to protect those she loves?

For a family held together by lies, the truth will come at a devastating price.

©2017 Kerry Fisher (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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    PHM 07-31-17
    PHM 07-31-17
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    "Loved it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    My audio books are usually in the non-fiction category since I prefer to read my fiction, but after the glowing reviews I had seen for this book, I decided to get it. I could not stop listening to it! The narrator was terrific and her English accent was perfect for the setting of the book which was in London. The characters were complex and the plot had some unexpected twist and turns. 5 stars all the way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Complex plot, well-developed characters and unexpected turns


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes - but at 9 hours in length - I couldn't!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn Snider 07-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful!"

    Enjoyed this so much. Would recommend to my friends. Want to read more by Kerry Fisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tamela Moss 06-08-17
    Tamela Moss 06-08-17
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    "An easy book to enjoy."

    A bit predictable at moments and the Laura character was difficult for me to like ... I wanted her to buck up !!! But I like how it wrapped up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa Bakewell 10-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The Silent Wife"

    Excellent being Italian and having a close English friend it as so true to me.

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    Ruth Lambert New Haven, Connecticut 09-21-17
    Ruth Lambert New Haven, Connecticut 09-21-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Very well told & acted Family drama"

    Secrets will out...but not before lots of confusion, misunderstandings, and errors in judgment. The reader did a truly superb job of voicing the 4 main female characters but was positively BRILLIANT speaking as the teenaged Francesca. I enjoyed this book!

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    Amazon Customer 09-20-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book, easy to listen to."

    Fisher makes you believe how people can be manipulated and become oblivious to reality. Not a boring moment!

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    Richard Milwaukee, WI, United States 09-09-17
    Richard Milwaukee, WI, United States 09-09-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Just OK"

    The book was well crafted and the writing was clear and intelligent. But the story just didn't seem that important or interesting. Just another domestic melodrama...

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    Lk 08-29-17
    Lk 08-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful journey through ups & downs of familily"

    A fun and emotional read about the raw life of family. It was very enjoyable to go through their journey - the good, the bad, through sickness & in health.

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    Margo 08-28-17
    Margo 08-28-17
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    "Brilliant humor tucked into the cracks."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Well-presented example of a battered woman using wry, but brilliant humor. This is an interesting approach to handling a devastating subject since battered women do not tell their secret.


    What other book might you compare The Silent Wife to and why?

    Oh, i'm not sure to which other book I would compare this just now. It's not a self--help book, but does give cause for thinking about the tone of subject matter, well after finishing the book.


    What does Emma Spurgin-Hussey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    British accent of Emma Spurgin-Hussey is delicate and true; thus, putting a glow on the story. Her quick change-of-character is appreciated and DELIGHTFULLY accurate! The ability to 'read' with correct VOICE is SO EDIFYING and clear for envisioning the players-- heightening the part being spoken. Plus Miss Spurgin-Hussey is able to maintain the character! Excellent talent, thank you. Miss Spurgin-Hussey speaks more rapidly than is customary for me @ 75, so listening with earbuds was a good and satisfying solution. We began the book on car surround speakers, then Bose (smaller, mobile speaker), but found we were missing some of the quips, the quick-witted side comments, thus, finally using a splitter with (expensive earbuds) was perfect.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Silent Wife and why?

    For me, Maggie! Using point of view by the two women gave a complex, but excellent addition to the style.


    Any additional comments?

    This little book was definitely a surprise for me also. You will note, the same comment by another reviewer, which compelled me to purchase The Silent Wife. Since listening, I find my mind returning to characters to think about them. The mark of a pretty delicious book. Well done!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lois 08-19-17
    Lois 08-19-17
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    "very good"

    Pretty much listened to it non-stop.
    Looking forward to reading another book by this author.

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  • Frances Locke
    9/21/17
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    "Better analysis of coercive control than The Archers!"

    Everyone said the BBC had done a great job with the Rob/Helen story - but this was much better and deeper. But also funny - really witty and fantastic style. I laughed but was deeply moved. Couldn't stop listening. Great story. Thank you.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Samantha
    8/23/17
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    "I loved this book!"

    I bought this audio book as an impulse buy to listen to on a six-hour drive in my car (courtesy of attaching my phone through the aux cable). I was mildly interested during the first chapter, but that emotion quickly changed to enraptured. The author has an incredibly satisfying attention to detail when describing her characters' quirks, mannerisms, memories etc etc. The homage paid to working class life and joys through reminiscences of Maggie's mum's flat were fabulously familiar to someone who grew up with all my relatives being from a similar background.
    All of the characters, despite being incredibly unique, were believable and impossible not to empathise with (except one who deserves no empathy, But I won't spoil who that is). I am usually very good at predicting twists and turns in books, but this definitely had some complete OMG moments that had me open-mouthed at the wheel on the M6 North. I don't think this novel could ever be called predictable :)
    I will definitely be reading more by Kerry Fisher now! And I hope that Emma S-H narrates more books, because she is fabulous!

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Aprilend
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    5/7/17
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    "Two women- one family."

    Bought this audio for a long car journey and ended up making excuses to listen to it- gardening, walking dogs, bed time......
    Not a thriller, or weird or any of that kind of thing. Just a good read (listen to).
    The chapters alternate between two characters whose lives seem perfect to eachother but who both have their own issues.

    32 of 33 people found this review helpful
  • LalaBean
    9/19/17
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    "An interesting easy listen."

    I enjoyed this family tale with all it's twists and turns. It's a great holiday book and in part, was difficult to switch off.
    Sadly, it was slightly spoilt by the narrator's awful Italian accent and I feel it would be much improved by not trying to imitate the accent at all.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • D. Henry
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    9/13/17
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    "Fantastic rread!"

    Excellent storyline. Characters were clear and imaginable. Couldn't wait to listen to more of it!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. J. J. Le M
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    9/11/17
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    "Loved my first audio book!"

    Great story, brilliantly narrated! Wasn't sure I'd enjoy listening and concentrating to an audio book but it was effortless and thoroughly enjoyable. Would highly recommend!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • SHARON LUNNON
    7/23/17
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    "Great read"

    Not the usual book that I use to read but captured from page 1, will definitely be reading more books by Kerry Fisher

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Carol
    7/20/17
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    "Would Not Recommend"
    What did you like best about The Silent Wife? What did you like least?

    The whole book was confusing. The characters were not clearly positioned and the endless back and forth between characters left me wishing I had not bothered.


    If you’ve listened to books by Kerry Fisher before, how does this one compare?

    I have not listed to Kerry Fisher's books before and would not do so again.


    What three words best describe Emma Spurgin-Hussey’s performance?

    Irritating. Did not like the attempts at Italian accent when no attempt was made to make differences between other characters voices.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    No - definitely not.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • sharlene lewis
    9/7/17
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    "Engaging"

    The book was beautifully written and beautifully read . Absolutely amazing and love the ending , just goes show no one family is perfect .

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • T F.
    6/10/17
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    "Very enjoyable"

    A laugh out load enjoyable listen.. a realistic heart felt story of families different personalities

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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