King Its told from both of their points of view A really good debut novel I would like to thank NetGalley Random House UK Cornerstone and the author Abbie Greaves for my ARC in exchange for an honest review Favorite uoteI have no intention of being cruel really I don t I never do The sad reality is that often our behavior will do it for us unwilled and unwilling My silence is the very best exampleMy ReviewNever have I read prose so elegantly detailed with an uncommon poignancy of tiny movements that continually plucked at my heartstrings while taunting my inuisitive nature to an unbearable level The characters were devastatingly fractured highly idiosyncratic and oddly captivating Narrated from a dual POV in two separate sections each was evocatively written in an arresting style that held me transfixed to my Kindle while growing increasingly fretful and taut with tension Ms Greaves is a crafty and cunning wordsmith who ept me ensnared and suspended in an eager and avid state of curiosity I was engaged engrossed and intrigued by the characters their history and the prickly and precarious unfolding story of their guarded present And all this from a debut author I am in complete and utter awe 45 stars rounded upWow I m full of emotions after reading this one The story was crafted with the utmost care its voice was authentic and tone genuineFrank and Maggie have been happily married for forty years they Os pastôres da noite know each other inside and out but for the last six months Frank has not spoken a single word It is breaking Maggie Frank will be forced to find his voice when he finds an unconscious Maggie next to an empty package of sleeping pills Will he be able to tell Maggie the reason for his silence before its too late Broken out in sections we start with Frank and His Silence then hear from Maggie and Her Silence Both sections flash from past to present with easeThere are parts of Maggie s story that I felt were speaking to me and the weight of it was felt tremendously at the same time being lifted off my shoulders someone hears menows me Frank and Maggie are human imperfectly the perfect couple What have they been holding back from each other to get to this point Will it be too much to save them save MaggieOur bookclub will be discussing this book next month most of us already finished the book in a few days whipping through the pages This is the most excitement I ve seen over a bookclub book by all the membersThis is author Greaves debut novel I am certainly looking forward to seeing what she writes next Thank you to Book Club Girl William Morrow and the HarperCollins Warehouse team for providing us copies of The Silent Treatment for my SOMA Book Club Members to enjoy especially during this time of shelter in place Your working to get these books in our hands to provide a bit of distractionan escape is than appreciated we cannot thank you enough sending our love hope everyone is safe healthy and well xoto read my reviews visit wwwsaturdaynitereadercom There is no doubt that this debut novel is well writtenIt just wasn t a story that I could relate to personally as I never had the desire to have children I was expecting a book about the break down of a relationship but did not realize there would be a strong focus on parenting Do you ever feel like you re just the wrong reader for a book That for some reason a perfectly well written book with an interesting plot just doesn t appeal to you That s what has happened to me with The Silent Treatment There are no real reasons why I didn t enjoy this book as I should have I think it s purely down to very personal reasons I just felt very alienated from the world of these characters as what they were experiencing was something too removed from my own life The story opens with Frank discovering his Pty package of sleeping pills on the table Rushed to the hospital she is placed in a medically induced coma while the doctors assess the damageIf she regains consciousness Maggie may never be the same Though he is overwhelmed at the thought of losing his wife will Frank be able to find his voice once again and explain his withdrawal or is it too la.
Me it s around 2 am I finished a book and writing a review Actually I started it but probably finish it tomorrow and post it another time line and who cares my timing is still right so this is not you re in the wrong place at the wrong time situation This is totally you re holding the wrong book for your taste and you cannot connect with the characters and their heavy dramatic story so the publishers can say that the reader you re looking for cannot be reachable at this moment BIPPP I couldn t enjoy the story but I have to admit it s not bad written story too So that makes it another Switzerland oh I missed to ski I don t Recollections of an Australian suatter know how to do it but I still miss Okay I m weird So Inow the story is so tragic about a couple who has a happy marriage but last six months something is going really wrong They stopped talking and punishing with each other with silent treatment which is the worse way to harm your relationship than the biggest fights you may ever have And one day Frank finds his wife lying on the The Vanishing Hours kitchen floor unconscious He also sees empty package of sleeping pills on the table As they reach the hospital doctors put her into medical induced coma to assess the damage Maybe he never sees his wife again Inow it s so heavy so heartbreaking so compellingSo the book has two different parts The husband s part what he Wickie Slime und Paiper Das Online Erinnerungsalbum fur die Kinder der siebziger Jahre keeps to himself throughout the silence treatment and wife s part her big confession Is it too late to correct their mistakes taking back what they d done I thought that book will make me cry so much and ruin my well being because I m really sensitive about the books written about grief second chances unsaid words But unfortunately I couldn t relate with the characters I read their back stories pasts their evolving relationship but I felt like a robot when I was doing that Normally I m not a heartless bitch On the contrary I m cry baby when I start any emotional readings But I think the words in this book didn t reach my heart and characters didn t leave any impact on me This is still emotional promising reading but as I said before I m not the right reader for this bookSpecial thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins PublishersWilliam Morrow for sharing this ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review I wish I could like it Frank and Maggie have been married for forty years They haven t spoken for six months Maggie is at the end of her tether and takes an overdose She s put in a coma They eachept secrets from each other They didn t share them as as they didn t want to hurt each others feelings Whilst Maggie is in the coma Frank takes the opportunity to say to Maggie all the things he should have told her beforeThis is a love story that has spanned forty years A story that will tug at your heartstrings and lift up your spirits I felt every bit of Maggie s pain and Frank s guilt Weook into relationships love guilt and loyalty The story is beautifully written and thought provoking It s told from both of their points of view A really good de ut novelI would like to thank NetGalley Random House UK Cornerstone and the author Abbie Greaves for my ARC in exchange for an honest review Frank and Maggie have been married for forty years Haven t spoken for six months Maggie is at the end of her tether and takes an overdose She s put I to a coma They each ept secrets from each other They didn t share them as they didn t want to hurt each others feelings Whilst Maggie is in the coma Frank takes the opportunity to say to Maggie all the things he should have told her before This is a love story that has spanned forty years A story that will tug at your heartstrings and if up your spirits I felt every bit of Maggie s pain and Frank s guilt We look into relationships love guilt and loyalty Thenstory is beautifully written and thought provo. Have not spoken Not a sentence not a single word Maggie isn’t sure what exactly provoked Frank’s silence though she has a few ideasDay after day they have eaten meals together and slept in the same bed in an increasingly uncomfortable silence that has become for Maggie deafeningThen Frank finds Maggie collapsed in the itchen unconscious an em.
This is a debut novel and if you are looking for a slow burn marriage novel this might do it To my taste it was too slow an interesting story but structured like a thriller without a reveal that was overly surprising or uniue Too much tell not enough show the most exciting part is the only part told in an active voice and that s the very beginning when the wife tries to take her own life after six months of marital silence Half was in journal entries in italics which is too much of the book My eyes Still I think the author shows promise solid 3 stars I had a review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss and it came out April 7 35 Rounded UpIn case you haven t been able to surmise it already from the summary this is a very sad story It was a very well written story but one that caused me to rush through it as uick as possible just to get it over with It was much too heavy of a read for everything going on right now but I felt I owed it to the author to provide my feedback As previously mentioned this was very well written So much so that I found myself crying at many sections throughout the book Not so much so for the deterioration of the marriage based on terrible communication skills but for the emotional story of their relationship with their daughter Being a mother to a daughter who is an only child the story struck a particular chord of what I fear as a parent today There were also plenty of times where I found myself internally screaming at both parents You ll now what I mean when you read it It s very challenging to write a review of this without revealing too much What I will say to close this out is that there is reason to hope when all is said and done and there are a lot of important life lessons to be learned from reading this story Not all stories can be happy That would make things boring and uninterestingReview Date 04272020Publication Date 04072020 It is odd and very unusual to consider a married couple living together that allow 6 months to pass between them without speaking In Abbie Greaves debut novel The Silent Treatment 2020 This is exactly what happened between Professor Frank Hobbs and his wife Maggie This loving and entirely devoted couple had been married for over 40 years when Frank found Maggie unconscious and near death in their Oxford homeAfter calling an ambulance Frank consumed with guilt made his way to the hospital His mind runs through various situations where he almost confessed what he was thinking But was it too late Maggie s prognosis wasn t good according to her doctor and Frank would be lucky if Maggie survivedIn exploring this couple s marital history we learn that Frank and Maggie desperately had wanted a child though complications from miscarriage made pregnancy unlikely After 15 years had passed the couple was truly blessed with their daughter Ellie whom they loved and treasured and provided her with undivided attention and a happy home When Ellie was in her teens an unknown traumatic event happened to her which caused further unexplained problems as she entered college and young adulthood Readers are left to guess what may or may not have happened to Ellie and the impact on her life as a college student One thing was clear that this family had irritating and dysfunctional communication problems stemming from being overly anxious and sensitive and not wanting to upset anyone The writing was good enough the theme of a 6 month silence was intriguing though not enough to carry the entire novel It was really tempting not to finish this listening to the story on Overdrive was helpful 3GOOD With appreciation to the Seattle Public Library What is wrong with me Don t say everything I can hear you Why didn t I like this book so muchI think I m not in a wrong place I m at home and it s not wrong ti. Resonant with the emotional power of the bestselling novels of David Nicholls and Jojo Moyes a rich and poignant debut about lies loss and a transcendent love at the heart of a troubled marriageA lifetime together Six months of silence One last chance By all appearances Frank and Maggie share a happy loving marriage But for the past six months they.
Abbie Greaves is the author of THE SILENT TREATMENT 2020 and THE ENDS OF THE EARTH UK ANYWHERE FOR YOU US which is forthcoming in April 2021When shes not writing she enjoys modern calligraphy travelling for inspiration and reading the greatest hobby of all She lives in the UKFollow her on Instagram abbiegreavesauthor