The Silent Wife

The Silent Wife

by Kerry Fisher


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In this heart-wrenching, emotionally gripping USA Today bestseller, two women with seemingly perfect lives discover dark secrets from the past that threaten to destroy their families.

Lara's life looks perfect on the surface. She has a gorgeous doting husband in Massimo, her sweet little son, Sandro, and the perfect home. But 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 that 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594016298
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.95(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Born in Peterborough, England, Kerry Fisher studied French and Italian at Bath University. She lived in Corsica, Spain, and Italy before returning to Britain to work as a journalist. She now lives in Surrey with her husband and two teenagers and writes fiction full-time. When she's not writing, she can be found in her garden or walking her lab/giant schnauzer on the Surrey Hills.

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The Silent Wife 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read it started out slow but as I kept reading it got better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read. Kerry love your writing style, use if similes etc. Love English vocab, different jfrom USA, love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story and easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Read! However, I am so tired of reading reviews that basically tell you the whole book in a short paragraph. It is disappointing to read these reviews, and now find myself steering away from B&N reviews, and just google the book for a synopsis rather than the whole story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Every family has secrets, but the Farinelli family seems to have more than their fair share, and they are secrets that they would like to stay buried. But the newest addition to the family, Maggie, seems to have stumbled onto some of them while in her attic, and now she is walking a fine line between trouble and safety. Bringing the secret to light could disrupt her new perfectly coiffed life with her husband Massimo, and also bring unwanted trouble her way. But then she makes an another startling discovery, she is not the only one who know's her husband's secret... her sister in-law Lara knows something too. The Silent Wife is a dramatic page-turner that will pull you in from the first page and keep you enthralled until the last. This one comes bearing plenty of family drama, it introduces readers to Massimo and his brother Nico, and the women who have recently found their way into their lives, Lara and Maggie. These ladies discover a family secret that stirs up a whole host of trouble, it questions where loyalties lie, brings hidden fears and deceptions to light, and tests the bounds love. This being my first novel from this author, I wasn't sure quite what to expect, but I have to say I was quite impressed with all I found tucked away between the pages of this one. The story line was absorbing and well paced, the characters were well crafted and easy to connect to, and the words came with feeling that could not be ignored. I have a feeling this one is going to be a hit with readers, the journey it will take them on will be unforgettable! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am leaving my honest opinion.
CCinME More than 1 year ago
4-1/2 Stars! Really enjoyed this new-to-me author. A common story told in an uncommon way. Full of twists and turns and even more surprises. Not a dull moment!
PegGlover More than 1 year ago
The Silent Wife s a heart wrenching and gripping tale. I was hooked from the very first page. Kerry Fisher’s brilliant writing talent is showcased beautifully in this book. There are no filler pages. Each sentence moves the story forward. It’s exceedingly evident that every word in this book was thoroughly thought out and carefully placed, for maximum effect. Although this book is sure to, wreck havoc with your emotions, it will also warm your heart and make you laugh. Maggie Parker came to the classy Farinelli family from a poor drug-infested section of town. She was the first in three generations of Parker women to nab a husband. Nico Farinelli wasn’t just any guy, though, he was a successful, kind, and handsome man. Nico loved Maggie’s sincere, honest, full-of-life manner. Anna, the matriarch of the Farinelli family, however, was nauseated by the fact that the Parker’s, were infiltrating her perfect Italian nest; especially Beryl, Maggie’s mother, a no-nonsense loving woman, with absolutely no filter. Out of the two Farinelli brothers, Maggie’s husband, Nico was the quieter one. Massimo was a larger-than-life, center of the universe, charismatic, charmer type of guy. He was also his mother’s favorite. From the outside, the Farinelli’s appeared to be the perfect loving family. Maggie, however, knew that to be a falsehood. She accidentally discovered a terrible secret, one so awful that if it were ever exposed, would tear the Farinelli family apart. She struggled to protect the people she loved, but secrets have a way of being unearthed at the worse possible moments. I highly recommend The Silent Wife. It’s an extraordinarily well-written book with many witty one-liners, realistic dialogue, and complex characters. This is the second 5-star novel that I have read by this talented writer. I love finding new favorite authors. I’ll be reading Kerry Fisher’s next book for sure. Thank you so much Bookouture, and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.
EmmabBooks More than 1 year ago
Riveting psychological thriller about being the 2nd wife This great psychological thriller revolves around two women who are the second wives of two brothers. They live next door to each other, and their mother in law lives across the road. Not the idyllic family setting that the wives might wish for. And then they start discovering family secrets. At 35 years old Maggie has finally met Mr. Right (after many Mr Very Wrongs) and the story opens with the wedding ceremony. Although Maggie's new husband is perfect, adjusting to his 13 year old daughter is more difficult. She starts getting to know her sister in law, Lara, who lives next door and who deals with everything life throws at her with ease - or so it appears to Maggie. The story alternates with one chapter from Maggie's perspective and the next from Lara's. The story moves fast and is completely gripping, as the psychological issues of being a second wife are gradually explored - was the first, late, wife really so perfect as everyone makes out? Are the husbands as perfect as they appear to be? Set in 2016, in the Brighton area of the UK, there is a lot going on behind closed doors in the two households. Plenty of material to think about, and wonder what you would do in that situation, plus some hair raising episodes that will have you racing to see what happens next. I loved this book. Maggie and Lara are engaging characters, facing all the problems of second wives with moral dilemmas that are true to life and very interesting. Then there are the secrets they discover - should they keep them, or tell everyone? I was riveted throughout all the of the book, and found the issues that the two women faced to be so true to life and interesting, to make this a 5* book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago