The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
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.
What did I just read?! I hope that this book is not an indication of the kind of thrillers I will be reading in 2020. I am slowly starting to fall in love with the genre, but they can really be hit or miss for me.
The first half was really compelling and I was intrigued by the whole multiple wives aspect of the story. It is compulsively readable and extremely fast-paced. I thought that there was a lot of potential.
Sadly, the “twist” left a bad taste in my mouth and I think it so overdone and cliche. I can not say much more than that without spoiling this book, but I think if you have read it you will know what I am talking about. The synopsis claims that The Wives is “one of the most twisted, shocking thrillers you’ll ever read.” Um, no. It was predictable and not at all shocking. There were so many different ways this could have played out and I thought the author chose the most obvious path.
The narrator was also extremely frustrating to me. I thought that the book could have been more interesting and layered if we heard from each of the wive’s perspective. I guess there are so many things I would have done differently.
I can not say that this is a book that I would recommend. There are so many better, less frustrating thrillers out there. I might actually put together a list of my favourites!