The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
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.
January 30th, 2019
The Wives (*Amazon Affiliate link)
Have you read any books lately that you highly anticipated and ended up falling flat for you? The Wives, a December Book of the Month Club selection, was super hyped up for me because I kept hearing SO much buzz, especially about the ending.
Did anyone else watch Big Love on HBO? Oh my gosh, we were way into that show and when I started The Wives I couldn’t believe my luck that it felt so similar to the whole polygamous family theme, but with a twist.
I ended up being really intrigued and engrossed by The Wives until I hit the 3/4 mark and then it all went downhill. For a majority of this book, it was impossible to put down and author Tarryn Fisher’s writing style is totally engrossing. I guess I should put a semi spoiler alert…
Okay, are you ready? I can’t stand when mental health issues are used as a big twist in a book. I get that everyone has their own perspectives with this but it is also why I couldn’t stand the book One of Us is Lying…ugh!!!
All of these totally inappropriate behaviors ended up being blamed on mental illness which was just disappointing and harmful to the stigmas that already surround mental health issues. This is actually quite a common use of a twist in thriller novels which is a bummer to me and often why I ended up disking so many of them.
So I totally can get behind a brain candy type of book and I try not to be nitpicky with those because sometimes reading a totally outlandish book is just what you need, but I just couldn’t get behind this one.
I think I am an outsider with this reaction but I always love reading reviews when someone doesn’t LOVE a book that has been getting a lot of hype, so here you go!!
I would love to know your thoughts on this one if you have read it!
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