What I Loved:
The Wives had an awesome premise that had me so excited to pick this book up. I loved all the secrets that surrounded the intricacies of this relationship!
Thursday is married to Seth. Seth is married to Thursday…and two other women, sort of.
Thursday went into her marriage fully aware that Seth had two other wives, but she was okay with the arrangement because she loved him so much. She’s happy with their arrangement. She gets to see him once a week, and that makes her content.
Until she accidentally finds the identity of one of his other wives and a receipt for a prenatal doctor’s visit. One thing leads to another and Thursday finds herself on the doorstep of this wife to see what she’s like.
Thursday’s life begins to spiral out of control from there as she suspects Seth of abusing this other wife. Except that her Seth is nothing like that…is he?
How I Felt:
This story did not go where I thought it was going to go and it threw me for a loop! I was really hooked on the whole plot until about halfway through. Then everything kind of got turned upside down, and I felt like I was reading a different book. The story completely changed and it felt less like a thriller and more like an odd domestic fiction.
The characters were good. Thursday is a wife, and her actions are relatable, so I felt connected to her for most of the book. I liked Hannah, the third wife for most of the book as well, but again, I lost my connection to her later in the story.
Overall, I liked most of this book, but the ending became very odd for me, and I struggled to stay connected to the story. It was, however, definitely a psychological story. There were twists and turns I didn’t see coming, and a story where I thought one thing, but was completely wrong.
Mental health, pregnancy and loss of pregnancy, spousal abuse.
To Read or Not To Read:
There are a ton of people that really enjoyed The Wives, so if it has been on your to-be-read list, I would still give it a go if you like the psychological part of thrillers. I think it will be enjoyable for readers that also enjoy domestic fiction and mystery.
Where to Find This Book:
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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.
Just the Facts:
The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Page Count: 256 pages
Publisher: Graydon House
Pub Date: December 30, 2019