A.S.A. Harrison


The Silent Wife, A.S.A. Harrison’s debut psychological thriller, was released in Canada, the US, and the UK on 25 June 2013.

It quickly rose to #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and has garnered widespread critical acclaim.

North America
United Kingdom
A.S.A. Harrison knocks it out of the park with her first novel The Silent Wife. With a spare, elegant, and deft hand, she paints two dueling psychological portraits of longtime live-in lovers who become putative killer and hapless victim in a tale that no one is likely to forget any time soon. I couldn’t put this book down.
Elizabeth George
New York Times bestselling author of Believing the Lie
What a deliciously wicked pleasure The Silent Wife was to read. I love books where I can’t guess the outcome, although I was rooting for Jodi all the way. A very clever, very funny comedy of manners spliced with a domestic thriller.
Kate Atkinson
New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life and Case Histories
SUPERB. Full of properly sympathetic (i.e. realistically flawed & screwed up) characters. As a novel about the dark side of marriage and relationships, it’s better than Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. A must read for anyone who is occasionally ruthless, reckless or psychologically weird—and anyone who loves clever books with depth and heart.
Sophie Hannah
Author of The Other Woman’s House
This is an utterly compelling story, gorgeously written and with so many shocks and surprises that I raced through it to find out what happens next. My highest recommendation.
Tess Gerritsen
New York Times bestselling author of Gravity
Beautifully written and deeply unsettling, this darkly funny examination of what happens when you’ve got nothing left to lose is also brilliantly addictive. It left me almost breathless as I raced towards the devastating finale.
S.J. Watson
New York Times bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep
Like a tiny crack in the windshield of destiny, The Silent Wife examines the ultimate shattering of a perfectly civilized marriage. Intense, hypnotic, and thoroughly absorbing, Harrison challenges her characters to venture beyond their comfort zones, into a world where anything is possible, even murder.
Elizabeth Brundage
Author of A Stranger Like You and The Doctor’s Wife
A.S.A. Harrison’s The Silent Wife is a chilling portrait of a relationship gone terribly awry. Harrison takes the reader down a wickedly twisted path that has us at once rooting for and wary of the protagonists. A breathtaking story that will keep you reading well into the night and wide awake long after the final page.
Heather Gudenkauf
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
A gripping story of deception, denial and double-edged revenge. The Silent Wife combines taut pacing and psychological nuance to haunting and memorable effect.
Nancy Richler
Author of bestselling and Giller-nominated The Imposter Bride