‘A remarkable debut’ JOJO MOYES ‘It’s beautiful, so moving and clever. I truly adored it.’ JOSIE SILVER, author of One Day in December ___________________________ A lifetime of love. Six months of silence. One last chance.
Frank hasn't spoken to his wife Maggie for six months.
For weeks they have lived under the same roof, slept in the same bed and eaten at the same table – all without words.
Maggie has plenty of ideas as to why her husband has gone quiet, but it will take another heartbreaking turn of events before Frank finally starts to unravel the secrets that have silenced him.
Is this where their story ends? Or is it where it begins?
With characters that will capture your heart, THE SILENT TREATMENT celebrates the phenomenal power of love and the importance of leaving nothing unsaid.
This moving debut unpicks the secret selves of Maggie and Frank to reveal the tragic miscommunications of their broken family. It’s a pleasure to read such a stylish and confident new voice, Louise Candlish
Heart-breaking secrets tenderly evoked with intelligence and depth. Maggie and Frank are unforgettable characters, Rachel Hore
An unforgettable love story with a mystery that had me captivated until the last, heart-wrenching page. It deserves to be huge, Catherine Isaac
The premise alone had me, but the book itself is just heartrendingly lovely. It’s beautiful, so moving and clever. I truly adored it, Josie Silver
In her tremendously moving debut, a novel that pulses with emotional tension, Abbie Greaves masterfully unpicks a history of ordinary lives facing extraordinary challenges. I found it impossible to look away from the relationship at the heart of this novel., Gilly Macmillan
About the Author
Abbie Greaves studied at Cambridge University before working in a literary agency for a number of years. She was inspired to write her first novel, The Silent Treatment, after reading a newspaper article about a boy in Japan who had never seen his parents speak to one another before.