This beautiful novel is the story of Frank and Maggie, a married couple who live under the same roof, and yet haven’t spoken a word to each other for six months…
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?
This novel has won the critical acclaim of the likes of Jojo Moyes (“A Remarkable debut”), Santa Montefiore (“An original and moving debut from a talented new voice.”), Louise Candlish (“a stylish and confident new voice”) and Rachel Hore (“Maggie and Frank are unforgettable characters”).
Abbie was recently featured as one of the Media Eye’s Rising Stars. They said: “Already attracting praise from best-selling author JoJo Moyes, who branded the novel ‘a remarkably assured debut which doesn’t go where you expect it to go’ and said ‘I very much look forward to seeing what she writes next’, it seems Abbie Greaves is set for some big things after The Silent Treatment’s April release.”
It has been featured in a multitude of 2020 round ups, including Stylist Magazine’s “Best new books of 2020 to look out for“, the Independent‘s “10 best debut novels that are so good you won’t put them down”, Her’s “Debut novels to keep an eye out for in 2020“, Woman & Home’s “16 Books You Need to Add to Your 2020 Reading List“, and Cosmopolitan’s “13 of the best new good books to read“. It was given a score of 10/10 in the Nerd Daily review, and it was chosen for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club.
Abbie took part in a brilliant panel this week on the Stay at Home Festival, hosted by CJ Cooke, where she spoke about the inspiration behind this beautiful novel, and was the most recent author in our author interview series. Check it out here.
The novel is published in the US on Tuesday next week by William Morrow / HarperCollins.
Abbie will celebrate the launch of The Silent Treatment in a live Twitter Q&A on Thursday, 2nd April at 6pm.
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.