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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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    Frances Locke 21/09/2017
    Frances Locke 21/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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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.

    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Samantha 23/08/2017
    Samantha 23/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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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!

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    LalaBean 19/09/2017
    LalaBean 19/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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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
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    D. Henry London 13/09/2017
    D. Henry London 13/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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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
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    Mrs. J. J. Le M Cornwall England 11/09/2017
    Mrs. J. J. Le M Cornwall England 11/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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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
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    SHARON LUNNON 23/07/2017
    SHARON LUNNON 23/07/2017
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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

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Aprilend England 07/05/2017
    Aprilend England 07/05/2017
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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 34 people found this review helpful
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    Carol 20/07/2017
    Carol 20/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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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.

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    sharlene lewis 07/09/2017
    sharlene lewis 07/09/2017 Member Since 2014
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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
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    Mary Thompson 10/09/2017
    Mary Thompson 10/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Emotional family drama"

    One of those books you don't want to put down. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end, eager to learn what happened next throughout the book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    31/07/17
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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!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jerri
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    21/07/17
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    "Best Book I has read/listen this year !!"

    This book is great. I usually shy away from novels of female spouse abuse, because I have been there. But a good friend said I would love it. She was so right, completed in one session. The hope , inspiration, joy , and love made this novel great. Best book I have read all year and usually listen/read five books a week. That God for retirement, wish I had time to read more when I was younger. Worth the credit to listen or money to buy digital book, I did both.Thankyou Ms Fisher!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • rosalinda lam
    09/07/17
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    "Super fun listen"

    I knew nothing about this author but the book looked interesting so I bought it with zero expectations. Well, I already bought another book from this author and I'm looking forward to reading it. The silent wife it's great story. Not too dark but not too light. All the characters are real and relatable, the story has some twists but nothing totally out there and the narrator is great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kathryn Snider
    07/07/17
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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
  • Tamela Moss
    08/06/17
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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
  • Susan Garrison
    San Diego, CA United States
    02/12/17
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    "So well written!"

    Kerry Fisher’s use of descriptive language is brilliant and Emma Spurgin-Hussey knocks it out of the park with her performance! I wish I could write like this! Wow!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Virginia S.
    Charlottesville, Va
    30/11/17
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    "fabulous!"

    great and surprising story beautifully narrated. I loved it and I did not want it to end

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  • Barbara G.
    27/11/17
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    "Clever Read"

    Clever story of Italian family set in Brighton England, made all the more enjoyable by the reader Emma Spurgin-Hussein, whose British accent makes the characters come alive. Great story for any woman who has ever married a bully and fun story for anyone trying to understand why women stay with men long past the "due date"

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  • Courtney
    13/11/17
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    "Enjoyable * 10"

    This is one of the rare credits that you are glad you used but hate to see come to end, very relatable characters with just enough liquid to keep it juicy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    11/11/17
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    "Definitely not a mystery or page turner"

    I didn’t return the book so it was good enough to listen to the end. But clearly not as advertised. Kept waiting for a twist. There was none.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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