Book Review Wednesday: The Wives

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Over the past few months, I've heard a lot about "The Wives" by Taryn Fisher. I heard that it was a wild ride of a book and that it was unlike anything people have read before. I bought this book on my Kindle a few weeks ago and finished it within maybe 3 days. It was truly addicting and really a great, well-written novel.

I've never read anything by Taryn Fisher so I would say this is a great introduction to her writing style.



Publisher's Summary

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’ll ever read. You’ll have to grab a copy to find out why.


My Thoughts

This book was not what I thought it was going to be. From that summary, you don't get a lot of information so you're going into the book a little unsure of what to expect.

 Thursday is married to Seth, who has two other wives. He's technically a polygamist but unlike Sister Wives on TLC, these wives don't know each other and don't live together. Seth is basically cheating on all his wives.

Thursday is the 2nd newest wife and our protagonist; she is head over heels for Seth but then curiosity gets the best of her and she starts to wonder about the other wives. Thursday takes it upon herself to find out information about the women she shares her husband with.

As Thursday discovers more about the wives and even meets them in person, the story of her life and her marriage starts to unravel. Everything she thought she knew about Seth was wrong. Thursday starts to second guess herself, tries to get away, and tries to enlist the help of the other wives.

Everything blows up in her face, things go a little wild and her life is forever changed. 

This is not a mystery thriller, it's definitely more of a psychological novel with a twist at the end that I really didn't see coming and honestly didn't believe it until the last page.

I really loved this book and it will probably be a favorite book of the year for me. It was very easy to read, not scary and made you second guess everything that was being told to you. I love a good psychological thriller, something that isn't scary or a true-crime based but something that has to do with people's minds.

There isn't too much else to say without giving away the entire plot but this book is not what you expect, and I loved every moment of it.

xoxo
B

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