The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

Wow, what a great read!  I could not put it down.

Having said that, for some reason I did have a hard time getting into it.  But once I did, boy what a great read.  So rich in so many ways. A book about love, a book about our family of origin and the impact it has on us, a book about betrayal, a book about psychotherapy . . . a book full of twists and turns.

What I really liked about this book was how it showed all sides of an affair.  I believe still today an affair typically gets minimized to stereo-typed roles:  the poor jilted good wife/victim; the scoundrel cheating husband; the home-wrecker younger woman.  But what about each of their stories and the reasons that led them there?  What about the roles that each one of them plays in the demise?

To me, any situation is like a puzzle to be figured out.  I really loved how this book helped identify the many pieces of the puzzle a tragedy has.