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Friday, February 24, 2017

Review: The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher - RELEASE DAY!

The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Happy Publishing Day! 2/24/17    

Bookouture can seem to do no wrong. I have yet to read a book published by them that I didn't like. My bookheart is full and happy!

This contemporary book is told through the eyes of two women. Maggie, newly married to Nico and competing with his first wife who passed away only a couple years ago. Her integration into his family is not going as well as she would have liked. Lara, married to Nico's brother, Massimo, is quiet, withdrawn and a prisoner in her own marriage. However, on the surface, everything looks perfect. Who would believe the things that happen behind closed doors? Maggie, in clearing out some of Nico's ex-wife's things, comes across something that sheds new lights on the family. She has to decide if it's worth the truth coming out or if it's better to protect the new family she is now a part of.

Overall, I thought the author did a fantastic job putting you in the head of Maggie and Lara. The first part of the book where Maggie was continually self-depreciating and insecure was a tad bit grating but watching her grow as a character was a highlight. As revelations became apparent, you felt for both women and I found humor and support in non-nuclear families throughout. Seeing past the outside layer of marriage, parent/kid relationships of all generations is sometimes hard to do. It certainly easy to take things strictly at face value and only see what you want to sometimes. Maggie's mother was probably my favorite character with all her gumption and wonderful one liners. Would I recommend? Absolutely.

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