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Review: The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

Title: The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
Publisher: Graydon House
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense
Length: 336 pages
Book Rating: B+

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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.

You’ll have to grab a copy to find out why.


The Wives by Tarryn Fisher is a fiendishly clever domestic mystery.

Thursday is one of Seth’s three wives who only sees her husband once a week. She is mostly content with their arrangement when she happens across the identity of one of his other wives. Thursday cannot let the discovery go and she begins extensive research into Hannah. Unable to stop herself, she begins meeting with her and becomes convinced  Hannah is in danger. Thursday then starts searching for information about Seth’s other wife, Regina, but before she meets her, a confrontation with Seth goes shockingly wrong. Confused, upset and hurt, Thursday won’t stop until she unearths the truth about her husband and his other wives.

Thursday is a nurse who arranges her entire life around her once a week tryst with Seth.  She is not overly close with her family and her best friend, Anna, has recently moved out of state. Thursday has no other friends and her dissatisfaction with her arrangement with Seth continues to grow.  After learning Hannah’s name, Thursday becomes obsessed with finding out as much information about her and Regina as she can. But what exactly is Thursday going to do with once she learns as much as she can about Seth’s other wives?

Seth is charming but he does not reveal much about himself. Thursday has never understood why he chose her and after meeting Hannah and Regina, she has even more doubts about their relationship.  She is shaken by her observations after seeing Hannah and she is genuinely concerned for her safety. But events soon spiral out of control when Thursday reveals what she has learned to Seth.

The Wives is an absolutely mesmerizing mystery that is impossible to put down. Thursday is an increasingly unreliable narrator whose fixation on Seth’s other wives leads to a shocking downward spiral.  With stunning twists and unanticipated turns, Tarryn Fisher brings this riveting mystery to a breathtaking finale. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this fantastic psychological mystery to readers of the genre.

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