Release date - 24th February 2017
Book length - 374 pages
Amazon UK - The Silent Wife: A gripping emotional page turner with a twist that will take your breath away
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
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.
This book was previously titled The Secrets of Second Wives.
THE SILENT WIFE by Kerry Fisher is an addictive novel about family dynamics, secrets and betrayals that will have your mouth hanging open in disbelief many times along the way. When Maggie marries Nico, she is thrown headfirst into the Farinelli family with its wealth and high expectations. Having to adjust to her new surroundings is difficult enough but when she is constantly surrounded by the memories of Nico's first wife, Caitlin, who died a few years ago, has a teenage stepdaughter who is determined to chase her away, and a mother-in-law who treats her like something she stepped in, life is anything but easy. But Maggie is tough, strong, and completely in love with Nico, and will do anything to blend their families together, even if it means burying a secret that could destroy everything.
Lara and Massimo have the perfect life to the outside world, but looks can be deceiving. Being around Maggie and her independent spirit brings something back to life in Lara, and as she struggles to keep her organised, controlled life in order, she cannot help but wonder what would happen if she shared the truth with the world. As events unfold at home and abroad, will Lara and Maggie's choices destroy the fabric of the Farinelli family forever or will it finally let them breathe in a way they never knew was possible?
THE SILENT WIFE by Kerry Fisher gripped me from the very first line and held me captive until the last sentence. With exquisitely crafted characters, I became so caught up in Maggie's and Lara's lives, that my heart raced when theirs raced, broke when theirs broke. The pace of the novel is perfect as it flowed effortlessly from one character to another. Beryl, Maggie's mum, is one of my favourites, as I just adore her caring, no-nonsense, open and honest approach to her life and her family. THE SILENT WIFE by Kerry Fisher is one of those stories that you will remember long after who close the book, and should definitely be on your must-read list for 2017!
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5++++++++++++
I write funny, honest books about ordinary women and family life. When I’m not doing that, I can be seen haring across the Surrey hills trying to stop my lab/schnauzer eating other people’s picnics or running off with their kites. Or helping my teenage son think back to when he might last have seen his rugby shorts. Or explaining to my daughter that I can help with English, Latin and Spanish but art, technology or, ugh, sewing, she’s on her own. Or telling my very tolerant husband that the dog needs organic chicken because she’s got a sensitive stomach but could he make do with an omelette?
But I wasn’t always a writer. Once I left my hometown of Peterborough to go to university in Bath, I got the travel bug and have never recovered. I was an English teacher in Spain and Corsica, a holiday rep in Tuscany, a PA in an art school in Florence, a guidebook researcher and author, travel journalist. Horizons, broad, exciting, unknown and promising were what inspired me. Nothing thrilled or terrified me quite as much as landing in a foreign country with a whole new territory to discover.
And then the children arrived…and with them disappeared the days of elephant riding in Thailand, testing new theme park rides in America and abseiling down the highest tower in Rotterdam. So I had to find new ways of exploring far-flung lands. After working as a book reviewer for Candis magazine, I realised fiction was the way to keep that sense of anticipation and excitement alive.
When the children were young, the challenge was finding the time to write. Now both are at senior school, the challenge is to write down the funny (and sometimes hideous) things they say before I forget in case I need to use them in a novel – in our house, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Even the dog has to make friends on the hill so that I can talk to their owners about books. So if you see otherwise sane-looking women leaping into hedges and hiding behind oak trees on the Surrey Downs, they’ve probably spotted me heading their way with my latest book recommendation…
Other than reading and writing, I love cooking, entertaining, wine and friends…I’m more like Clover than Jen1 – not very groomed and a bit messy, though I don’t have wellies in my kitchen sink. Or a trust fund… For more information:
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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