Audiobook Review: The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

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.

Who was the villain in this novel? Thursday’s confusion jumps up from the page. Is it her that’s crazy or is someone else messing with her mind? Seth? One of the other wives?

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.


About Tarryn: 

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 the founder of Guise of the Villain, a fashion blog, and has written twelve published novels.

Tarryn is a Slytherin.

Say hi to Tarryn on Twitter:

The Wives was released by HQ on eBook and audio on 30th December 2020 with the paperback release due on 30th April 2020. 

Click to view on Amazon UK and Amazon US

I was provided an audiobook copy of this novel direct from HQ and accessed it via This was in exchange for an honest review. 


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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