The Argument

The Argument Review

It happens to every mother. One day, the daughter whose whole world you once were, becomes someone you barely know. And you don’t know the secrets she’s hiding…

One hot summer night, 15-year-old Olivia comes home late from a party she was strictly forbidden from going to, and she and her mother, Hannah, start arguing. Soon Olivia speaks the words that every parent has heard from their teenage child:

‘I hate you. You’ve ruined my life. And I’m never speaking to you again.’

Olivia has never been an easy child, a sharp contrast to her easy-going, happy-go-lucky little sister. But Hannah thinks Olivia’s outburst is the end of a normal family argument. In fact, it’s only the beginning of a nightmare…

After one day of silence, Hannah thinks Olivia is taking a teenage sulk too far. After two days, she starts to feel anxious that something more serious could be going on. After a week, when her daughter still hasn’t spoken, Hannah knows that Olivia is hiding a bigger darkness – something that could threaten to tear their precious family apart…

The Argument is an unputdownable psychological thriller that asks how far we can push our families before they finally break. Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, The Woman in the Window, and The Silent Patient.

Title:The Argument
Edition Language:English

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    The Argument Reviews

  • Carrie

    The Argument by Victoria Jenkins is a psychological thriller that is centered around one family’s drama. The story begins with a mother, Hannah, and her daughter, Olivia carrying out that ages old t...

  • Mark

    Isn’t ‘argument’ one of those words that you always spell wrong? it is meAnyway this book is anything but just an argument, in fact my only small criticism is the title which really doesn’t do...

  • Louise Wilson

    Olivia goes to a party without her parents consent. This then starts a chain of events. All Hannah and Michael wanted was to keep their two daughters safe. Olivia has reached her mid teens and has bec...

  • Natalia  R

    The Argument by Victoria Jenkins is a twisted psychological thriller that kept me guessing. We follow the perspectives of Hannah and her fifteen-year-old daughter Olivia. Hannah loves being a stay-at-...

  • Chloe

    Hannah is a stay-at-home mom with two beautiful daughters, a beautiful home, and a loving husband .Hannah is home alone while her husband is away working when she catches her rebellious 15 year old Ol...

  • Linda Strong

    It starts off with daughter Olivia being told by mom Hannah that she cannot attend a party. Being 15 years old, she's doing what most teenagers do .... sneak out of the house and attend the party anyw...

  • Monnie

    To say that the family in this story is royally screwed up is an understatement. The parents don't have the least bit of redeeming social value as human beings, although by the end it was pretty clear...

  • Bill Kupersmith

    I gave this one two stars because from the back matter, it seemed the author likes her readers and wants to entertain them and also cares about issues of domestic abuse. But that did not save this boo...

  • Robin Loves Reading

    Okay, any parent of teens know what silent treatment is. That is the premise of this incredible psychological thriller by Victoria Jenkins.Olivia, 15-years-old, came home from a party late one night. ...

  • Amber

    Arrrghhhh! While it seems I’m in the minority here , I really didn’t enjoy The Argument. 90% was pretty boring and the other 10% where all the ‘action’ happened was in my opinion ,ridiculous.T...