Review: The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher

Title: The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher
Publisher: Graydon House
Genre: Contemporary, Domestic Mystery, Suspense
Length: 259 pages
Book Rating: B+

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From the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Wives comes another twisted psychological thriller guaranteed to turn your world upside down.

Have you ever been wrong about someone?

Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch.

Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son—the perfect life. Only now that she’s living in their beautiful house, she sees the cracks in the crumbling facade are too deep to ignore.

Still, she isn’t one to judge. After her grim diagnosis, the retired therapist simply wants a place to live out the rest of her days in peace. But that peace is shattered the day Juno overhears a chilling conversation between Winnie and Nigel…

She shouldn’t get involved.

She really shouldn’t.

But this could be her chance to make a few things right.

Because if you thought Juno didn’t have a secret of her own, then you were wrong about her, too.

From the wickedly dark mind of bestselling author Tarryn Fisher, The Wrong Family is a taut new thriller that’s riddled with twists in all the right places.


The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher is a riveting domestic mystery.

Winnie and Nigel Crouch live with their thirteen year old son Samuel in their dream home. By all appearances, they are a perfect, happy family. But underneath the surface, Winnie and Nigel’s marriage has plenty of cracks and Sam is pulling away from his parents. Adding to the tension within the home is the occasional stays by Winnie’s twin brother Dakota.  Nigel barely tolerates Dakota and Sam is scared of his uncle. Despite their problems, Winnie still loves her husband and she is confident he will not leave her.

Retired therapist Juno Holland is quick to notice the trouble within the household after she begins staying with them. She hears the terrible arguments and horrible insults hurled by husband and wife. The bright spot in the family is young Sam, and she enjoys their chats. But after overhearing the secret that binds Winnie and Nigel together, Juno is determined to right the heart rending wrong.  But does Juno know the whole story about what happened to change everything for Nigel and Winnie?

Alternating between Winnie and Juno’s points of view,  The Wrong Family is an absolutely captivating domestic mystery with an unpredictable storyline. The characters are vibrantly developed with plenty of flaws and unexpected strengths. This engrossing mystery moves at a brisk pace and with stunning twists and breathtaking turns, Tarryn Fisher brings this suspenseful mystery to a completely shocking conclusion. I greatly enjoyed and highly recommend this fiendishly clever domestic mystery to fans of the genre.

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