The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
ebook, 256 pages
Expected publication: December 30th 2019 by HARLEQUIN - Graydon House Books
About the Book:
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 go to find the truth? Would you risk your own life? And who is his mysterious third wife?
This book flew by for me. I remember reading it for what felt like just a few minutes only to find I was already 30% through. I thought "That can't be possible." But it was. The Wives is a twisted and suspenseful novel that makes you thankful for the loved ones you actually have. For the most part The Wives moves very fluidly and fast and the story starts off strong. Tarryn Fisher has put the dysfunction in dysfunctional family with this book. It is so well written and seriously mind boggling that I couldn't put it down.
While I enjoyed the story and found it a very good read, that I can recommend, there were some parts toward the end that did leave me feeling a bit deflated and I felt the last part of the book a bit uneven as all the truths get told. The ending pieces that led to the conclusion left me wondering about a few things and I wish they had been better explained. I really wish I could go into it more, but I don’t want to ruin anything for a potential reader. The writing and unique plot absolutely deserve four stars. This is a first, by Ms. Fisher, for me. I will definitely be reading more by this talented author. That is the best complement I pay a writer.
Thank you NetGalley, Tarryn Fisher and HARLEQUIN - Graydon House Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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