Thursday, April 16, 2020

TLC Book Review: The Silent Treatment

About The Silent Treatment

• Hardcover: 304 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (April 7, 2020)

For readers of The Light We Lost and Me Before You, a life-affirming, deeply moving story about lies, loss and a love that is louder than words.

“The premise alone had me, but The Silent Treatment itself is just heartrendingly lovely. It’s beautiful, so moving and clever. I truly adored it.”   — Josie Silver, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December

A 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 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 ideas.

Day after day, they have eaten meals together and slept in the same bed in an increasingly uncomfortable silence that has become, for Maggie, deafening.

Then Frank finds Maggie collapsed in the kitchen, unconscious, an empty package of sleeping pills on the table. Rushed to the hospital, she is placed in a medically induced coma while the doctors assess the damage.

If 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 late?

“A remarkably assured debut which doesn’t go where you expect it to go. I very much look forward to seeing what she writes next.” — Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Review: This was a very emotionally charged read. This story was so beautifully written as we learn about Maggie and Frank and their marriage and what causes the 6 months that the two of them haven't spoke.

That's the whole point of this novel. Frank is telling his story as his wife is in the hospital having collapsed after taking sleeping pills.

If you don't cry at some point while reading this book, you have no heart. These two people's lives are so broken yet so full of love for one another that it hurts.

As Frank's story unravels and you learn of his daughter, your heart starts breaking, because its easy to see that she is going to be the cause of the strife and the reason Maggie is in the position that she's in.

When you learn the outcome of Eleanor's life, you won't have a heart because it will be dust on the floor.

This story was so beautiful and sad. It really is the love story of Frank and Maggie, as well the tragedy of their only child.

Both of them are holding back secrets from each other because they feel like they were unforgivable, but what they both needed was one another.

This is definitely one of the best and most heartbreaking novel I've read and its definitely a must read!

Rating: 5 flowers

Rating: 5 flowers

About Abbie Greaves

Abbie Greaves studied English Literature at Cambridge University. She worked in publishing for three years before leaving to focus on her writing. She now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Silent Treatment is her first novel.

Find out more about Abbie at her website, and connect with her on Instagram and Twitter.


Sara Strand said...

I know I should stay away from books that make me cry but realistically I'm totally here for it. Ha! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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