The Silent Treatment 

Abbie Greaves

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.



The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves is bittersweet and sensitively written. I was drawn in to the story from the start and really hoped that Frank and Maggie would find a resolution. Deeply emotional, I was moved to tears by the end.

Harriet Tyce
Harriet Tyce

Such stunning prose, and such insight for a debut author… I was bowled over by Abbie’s writing.

Claire Mackintosh
Claire Mackintosh

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, No. 1 international bestselling author
Jojo Moyes , No. 1 international bestselling author

An original and moving debut from a talented new voice’

Santa Montefiore
Santa Montefiore


Upmarket Commercial / Bookclub novel

UK Publication

Penguin Random House / Century, Summer 2020

US Publication

HarperCollins / William Morrow, Summer 2020

Rights Sales

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