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The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher

MoMo’s Book Diary recommends The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher as a 4* read.

Kerry Fisher’s latest novel ‘The Silent Wife’ is packed full of family secrets and earth shattering betrayals that will leave your mouth open in disbelief again and again.  The characters are brought to life in such a way you can easily relate to their individual personalities. The Farinelli family certainly has high expectations! The author expertly looks at the complicated relationships with step-children, in-laws, and the constant reminders of the first wives and mothers.

Told in alternating views of Lara (married to Massimo) and Maggie (married to Nico) this is a poignant story the lengths women are prepared to go for the sake of their families. I was gripped from the start and enjoyed page after page until the last chapter.

Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for the opportunity to read and review The Silent Wife (also known as ‘The Secrets of Second Wives’ as it was formerly called) by Kerry Fisher.

Synopsis

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 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 and lives with him and her troubled stepdaughter. 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 silent to protect those she loves?

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

A heart-wrenching, emotionally gripping read for fans of Amanda Prowse, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.

AUTHOR Kerry Fisher
BOOK TITLE The Silent Wife
PUBLISHER Bookouture
DATE OF PUBLICATION 24/02/17
PRINT LENGTH 374 pages
ISBN 9781786811264
OBTAINED: NetGalley – Bookouture

REVIEW PUBLISHED:

NetGalley

GoodReads

Amazon.co.uk

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

fisher-kerry

Kerry Fisher website

Kerry Fisher on Twitter and Facebook and GoodReads and Amazon

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