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Book Review | The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

Date Published | December 30, 2019

Date Read | April 2021

Goodreads Rating | 3

Overall | I’m not really into psychological thrillers – mostly because they just seem silly and I don’t like the whole fake narration thing where the book lies to you to think one thing when really the book is about something else entirely. However, the first half of this book totally got me hooked. Like – the whole Mormon thing where he has separate wives in different towns. That was crazy and I could totally understand her obsession with wanting to find out about his other wives.

Pros | This is fast-paced and while you definitely are thinking how pathetic this woman is for agreeing to marry a man with other wives, you’re also obsessed with finding out as much as possible about the other women.

Cons | Like all psychological thrillers, it had a cheesy ending that didn’t make any sense. So you’re strung along for the entire story and expecting something clever to pop up at the end or for the evil character to somehow get away with it but instead they just throw in something dumb to end it with. Not blaming this book – that’s how pretty much all the psychological thrillers I’ve been reading end so I may not be the best judge for this type of subgenre since I hate the formula.

Warnings | None

POV | First Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No

Description |

Imagine that your husband has two other wives.

You’ve never met the other wives. None of you know each other, and because of this unconventional arrangement, you can see your husband only one day a week. But you love him so much you don’t care. Or at least that’s what you’ve told yourself.

But one day, while you’re doing laundry, you find a scrap of paper in his pocket—an appointment reminder for a woman named Hannah, and you just know it’s another of the wives.

You thought you were fine with your arrangement, but you can’t help yourself: you track her down, and, under false pretenses, you strike up a friendship. Hannah has no idea who you really are. Then Hannah starts showing up to your coffee dates with telltale bruises, and you realize she’s being abused by her husband. Who, of course, is also your husband. But you’ve never known him to be violent, ever.

Who exactly is your husband, and how far would you be willing to go to find out?

And who is his mysterious third wife?

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