Would you risk everything for the man you loved? Even if you knew he’d done something terrible?
‘A heart-wrenching and gripping tale. I was hooked from the very first page.’ Write Escape
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 he 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. Then one day she discovers a letter in the attic which reveals a shocking secret about Nico’s first wife. 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.
A USA Today bestseller – a heart-wrenching, emotionally gripping read for fans of Amanda Prowse, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.
What everyone’s saying about The Silent Wife:
‘A compulsive read about secrets, lies, and the complexities of families.’ Bloomin’ Brilliant Books
‘What a great novel this is! A very moving story filled with deception, betrayal and, contrastingly, loyalty, love, caring and forgiveness... and it has a brilliant ending!’ Splashes Into Books
‘Well, this book is a firecracker!...you will experience a rollercoaster of emotions, with laughter, sadness and a satisfying ending that will bring a lump to your throat.’ Many Books Many Lives
‘A fantastic, thought-provoking story, told with pace and style.’ Laura Bambrey Books
‘My heart broke … The plot is so well written that you begin to feel as though you are one of the family and it is packed with twists and turns.’ The Reading Reverie
‘A page turner - full of implied secrets, unravelling family lives, new family dynamics.’ Bookworms and Shutterbugs
‘An addictive novel about family dynamics, secrets and betrayals that will have your mouth hanging open in disbelief many times along the way.’ Books of All Kinds
‘A compelling, chilling and heart pounding read which will take you on a rollercoaster ride you’ll never want to leave. Phenomenally written and undeniably powerful, Kerry Fisher has done it yet again.’ The Writing Garnet
‘My only regret about this book is beginning to read it at half term and not being able to finish it quicker. A gripping and emotional read.’ De Ja Reads
‘It is rare that a book will make you look at your own personality and inspire you to be a better person. A less judgmental person. A braver person. The Silent Wife did that for me – and in the most unexpected way … I gasped, laughed and cried.’ The Glass House Girls
‘I loved this book… I was riveted throughout. 5 stars.’ Emma B books
‘The Silent Wife had me engrossed from page one. Five Stars!’ Boon’s Bookcase
‘Another five star read from Kerry Fisher ... I love Kerry Fisher’s books and this was no exception!’ Strongly Review
‘A wonderful, poignant, heart breaking, heart warming story of families and secrets, of hidden strength and unexpected friendship. Brilliant! Very highly recommended. Cannot wait for Kerry’s next!’ Renita D’Silva
This book was previously titled The Secrets of Second Wives
Fisher's resonant novel (following The Lost Child) about one woman's blended family is full of emotional drama and dark secrets. When Maggie Parker marries Nico Farinelli, her life in Brighton, England, is forever changed. She and her 10-year-old son, Sam, have left behind Maggie's mother, Beryl, with whom they used to share a flat. After her marriage to Nico, Maggie and Sam move into the house Nico shares with his 13-year-old daughter, Francesca. Maggie, despite her love for Nico, finds an uphill battle with the rest of his family. She tries to cope with Francesca's surly attitude towards her as well as Nico's mother Anna's disapproval of her (not to mention Anna's constant adulation of Nico's deceased first wife, Caitlin). The cold indifference of Maggie's sister-in-law, Lara, makes Maggie's transition into the Farinelli clan even more difficult. When Maggie discovers a secret about Caitlin, she must decide whether to keep quiet, knowing it would hurt Nico if it were revealed. As Maggie forms a tenuous friendship with Lara, who begins to warm to her, she wonders why Lara won't stand up to her husband, Massimo, who exhibits cruelty toward their seven-year-old son. The novel is told from both Maggie's and Lara's perspectives, and the switches keep the pace lively and fast. The story is further bolstered by a dark sense of humor, making for a compulsively readable novel about family skeletons.
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The silent wife
Great storyline, a definite surreal cast. So close to reality as it comes. Can’t wait to read more of Kerry Fisher novels.
Another captivating one
The dynamics in this family are so dysfunctionally interwoven and the secrets that have been kept for years begin spilling out faster and more shocking than you’d ever expect. This book unravels a family’s secrets, lies and heartache with such intensity and raw emotion that you will not be able to put this book down!!
I loved this book