#BookBeginnings The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

Today we’re looking forward to starting the next book in The Bestseller Code 100 challenge, The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison for Book Beginnings on Fridays.

Book Beginnings is a fun meme hosted by Rose City Reader blog. To participate, share the first sentence or so of a novel you are reading and your thoughts about it. When you are finished, add your URL to the Book Beginnings page linked above. Hope to see you there!



The Silent Wife: A Novel* by A. S. A. Harrison

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Sadly, this psychological thriller is both A. S. A. (Angela Susan Ann) Harrison’s first and last novel.  She passed away shortly after it came out.

Summary:   The Silent Wife is explores the dynamics of a marriage on the rocks.

First Sentences:

It’s early in September. Jodi Brett is in her kitchen, making dinner.


Wow, what a soft, low key beginning.The first sentence was so brief I added the second.

It does give the when and who right away, because Jodi Brett and her husband Todd are the main characters. The first two sentences may not be much of a hook, but I do like that the author has given us a lot of information with just a few spare words.

What do you think? Would you continue reading?


  1. Allison M

    That is an interesting book beginning, it doesn’t give much away apart from the fact that it is a third person narration. From the cover and that opener, I’d keep reading. Is it a good read?

    This is my Book Beginnings on Friday post: https://marystewartreading.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/book-beginnings-on-friday-madam-will-you-talk/

    • Roberta

      It is good so far. The author has an interesting voice.

  2. Bev

    I like the look of this one. I’d definitely keep reading it. The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve is my Friday book. Have a look.

  3. Margot @ Joyfully Retired

    I agree with you that those first two sentences don’t give us much. I’d like to read a bit more before deciding to read on. I do hope it works well for you.

  4. Laurel-Rain Snow

    So sad about the author’s passing. I really enjoyed this book, and was hoping for more from her.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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