Title: The Wives
Author: Tarryn Fisher
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐1/4
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Narration: single POV
I had heard some wonderful reviews about this book. I wanted to pick this for a long time and finally picked it up. Somehow, this book was disappointing to me. It didn’t live up to my expectations.
Story is told by heroine Thursday’s point of view. As blurb says, Thursday has entered a unique arrangement with her husband. Her husband has other two wives. She lives in Seattle working as a nurse. Her husband Seth only sees her on Thursdays. All wives are aware of this arrangement but have never met each other or know about the other. His time with other wives is divided equally or so he says. When Thursday stumbles upon an information, she gets curious and starts digging more about his other wives.
Slowly plot takes a different turn when the truth behind this arrangement is reveled. The plot looks simple on surface, but as the chapters are unfolded it bides you with the suspense. The polygamist concepts didn’t bide well with me. Yet, I was curious to see how this would turn out. This book doesn’t focus anything on the polygamist concept as well. It started being crazy, with so many convoluted twists, all of which are ridiculous and cannot possibly happen.
The reason I rated this low is for two reasons. One – it felt like story dragged in the middle a bit and characters became different people than what it started. Secondly, I felt like the twist could have been executed and developed better as it has been written by a very seasoned author. I was also detached from heroine, Thursday as it felt like she didn’t have a personality of her own.
Writing style was good. Plot moved well initially and dragged a bit in middle and picked up in fast pace in the ending. Some questions still remain unanswered.
Overall, I would recommend this to psychological thriller lovers. If you enjoy some craziness factor, this one might be for you!
Blurb as per good reads
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 will ever read.