Friday, December 25, 2020

The Wrong Family

The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher
12/29/20; 336 pages
Graydon House Books

The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher is a very highly recommended twisty psychological thriller.

Juno Holland, a retired therapist, is living in the home of Winnie and Nigel Crouch and their son, Samuel. Juno thought they had a good marriage and it seemed that she had found the perfect place to live out her last days until she moved in and started to hear their arguments. Suddenly it seems that their marriage isn't as good as Juno thought. She knows they have some issues, but she is shocked after she hears one secret the two share. But Juno has a few secrets too.

The alternating chapters are narrated by Juno and Winnie in this well written and expertly plotted thriller. Let me just say from the start that if you begin this novel and think you have an idea of where things are going or what is going to happen, hold that thought and keep reading. The plot starts off at a slower pace before the speed begins to incrementally ramp up to a gallop. It is also clear that something is off with the story we are hearing at first, until more information is revealed and the plot takes a creepy turn. You are probably going to be surprised more than once at the twists which take place and the secrets that are revealed in this deeply satisfying psychological thriller.

Don't take any of the characters at face value, keep reading and set predictions aside. The Wrong Family is one of those novels that you don't want to say too much about because you don't want to ruin it for another reader. It is worth reading, my friends, trust me on this.

Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Graydon House Books

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