The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
House Books: 12/30/19
eBook review copy; 336 pages
The Wives by Tarryn Fisher is a very highly recommended psychological thriller.
"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
This is one twisty twisted thriller. Just when you think you know
what's going on, you'll discover that you are wrong - repeatedly. And
you're going to be riveted to the pages the entire time, thinking you
know all the secrets, before you find out you actually don't have a
clue. And after you are done reading it, you're going to ask yourself,
"What just happened?" It is true that you'll want to go into this
thriller not knowing too much. Allow Thursday to tell you her story, and
follow her through the fast-paced plot.
The Wives was my first novel by Tarryn Fisher and I was impressed. The
writing is quite good and Fisher does an excellent job allowing just
enough details to be revealed along the way, until things change and
change again. You will feel empathy for Thursday although doubts about
her reliability as a narrator will start to creep in as she tells her
story. Things become a bit surreal during the second half of the novel,
but keep reading. 4.5 stars rounded up and I'll be looking for more
Tarryn Fisher novels.
My review copy was courtesy of Graydon