Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Wives

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher  
Graydon House Books: 12/30/19
eBook review copy; 336 pages
ISBN-13: 9781525809781

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 ever read." 

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.

Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Graydon House Books.

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