Book Review: The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves


4.5 disco balls

Published: April 7, 2020 by William Morrow
Category: Contemporary Fiction

Wow, I’m full of emotions after reading this one. The story was crafted with the utmost care; its voice was authentic and tone, genuine.

Frank and Maggie have been happily married for forty years – they 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 ease.

There 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 me, knows 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 Maggie?

Our 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 members!

This 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 distraction/an escape is more than appreciated, we cannot thank you enough! sending our love, hope everyone is safe, healthy and well xo


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