You’ve never met the other wives. None of you know each other, you see your husband only one day a week. Thursday. But you don’t care, you love him that much. Or at least that’s what you’ve told yourself…
And then, one day it all changes.
You thought you were fine with this, with only having a fraction of a husband. But you can’t help yourself, you start to dig. Begin tracking them down, the other days… Who is Monday and why does she have bruises on her arms? Is she being abused? By who? Her husband? Your husband?
What else is he keeping from you?
And who is he, really?
I was delighted to be invited onto the Audio tour for The Wives, the new thriller by Tarryn Fisher.
Thursday only gets to see her husband one day a week. She’s never met her husband’s other wives but she loves her husband. That’s what she’s told herself.
However, Thursday can’t help it. She starts tracking down the other wives. Who is Monday and where did the bruises on her arm come from?
What is her husband keeping from her? Who is he?
Our main character is Thursday, so named because her husband has two other wives and Thursday is the day she gets to see her husband, Seth.
The wives are allowed no communications with each other. That’s the rule.
Curiosity however gets the better of Thursday and her quest to find out more about the other wives sends her down a dark path.
I was lucky enough to be provided with an audio book copy for review and it added an additional aspect to the tension that builds up really well within the novel. Lauren Fortgang narrates this book so well. On the one occasion where I wasn’t able to use the audiobook copy and switched to my kindle, I found myself not reading very far and going back to the audiobook when I could. Lauren and Tarryn’s writing are a great combination.
The atmosphere in this novel is very chilling. I couldn’t figure out where this book was going to go and when I begin, I really couldn’t predict the twists the story was going to take. The plot is unlike any other books I have read in this genre.
This was fast paced, and if I am honest, it messed with my mind a little. I questioned everything about it.
I suspected every character and I didn’t know what was going on. I loved that. It really did keep me guessing. I didn’t want to stop listening. It’s a proper rollercoaster and probably one of the best psychological thrillers I have read for a long time. It has it all; obsession, deception, betrayal – all wrapped up in a compelling plot.
Told from the point of view of Thursday, this helped build up the suspense as it was then hard to figure out what the other characters were thinking or what they were going to do next.
The ending… I am still trying to decide about that. I am not saying anymore. I am hoping you will discover this brilliant book for yourself, whether it’s in physical book form, eBook or audio.
Even though I finished it a few days ago, I am still thinking about it.
Tarryn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.
She lives in Seattle with her children and husband.
Her heart is dark but she loves you with it anyway.
Tarryn is a Slytherin.
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The Wives was released by HQ on eBook and audio on 30th December 2020 with the paperback release due on 30th April 2020.
I was provided an audiobook copy of this novel direct from HQ and accessed it via audiobooks.com. This was in exchange for an honest review.
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