I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
Published by Graydon House on December 30, 2019
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New York Times bestselling author Tarryn Fisher delivers a pulse-pounding, fast-paced suspense novel that will leave you breathless. A thriller you won’t be able to put down!
Thursday’s husband, Seth, has two other wives. She’s never met them, and she doesn’t know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she’s so crazy about him.
But one day, she finds something. Something that tells a very different—and horrifying—story about the man she married.
What follows is one of the most twisted, shocking thrillers you’ll ever read.
You’ll have to grab a copy to find out why.
The Wives by Tarryn Fisher is an intense thriller that will grip you right from the start. What sounds like a simple story, told through the eyes of Thursday, turns into so much more. The suspense just builds and builds until the explosive finale that will leave you completely speechless.
The synopsis for The Wives really pulled me in with it’s mystery. It says a lot but without saying too much and made me really want to find out what this story was all about. I also do not read a lot of books revolved around polygamy even though it seems to be a hot topic right now in reality TV with such shows as Sister Wives and Escaping Polygamy, a documentary style show. I also have a couple of friends in the poly lifestyle. To each their own, but it is not something that I really truly understand. I can barely tolerate one significant other (it is probably why I like being single, Ha!), let alone two or more. I would probably be bald!
Thursday shares her husband with two other wives, but unlike other plural marriages, none of the wives know each other and live in different states. Once a week Thursday’s husband, Seth, visits her and Thursday is ecstatic to see him and becomes the compliant wife, the good wife, the one who never nags. But, curiosity gets the best of her and sharing her husband with two other women becomes too much to take. Thursday is determined to find out who they are, but when she finds evidence that is quite shocking, Thursday is not sure what to believe.
I really love a great story with an unreliable narrator and I kept going back and forth with Thursday trying to figure out if what I am seeing through her eyes is the truth or fiction. Fisher does such a great job at keeping us guessing as we delve deeper into the story and I found myself going back and forth between what is real and what is not. I have to say I had a real tough time distinguishing between the two especially since Thursday is the only narrator throughout the story.
The one thing I really enjoyed about this book is its unpredictability. Just when you think you know where this story is going, it does a 180 degree turn and you are left scratching your head and wondering what the heck just happened. With a cleverly plotted twist, The Wives will mess with your mind, make you question everything you read, while taking you on one wild rollercoaster ride of emotions. Fantastic read and one I can highly recommend.