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New York Times bestselling author Tarryn Fisher delivers a pulse-pounding, fast-paced suspense novel that will leave you breathless. A thriller you won’t be able to put down!
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?
“Nail-biting, heart-clenchingly good.”—New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Torre
“[A] lightning-fast plot.”—Kirkus
“Suspense fans will be rewarded.”—Publishers Weekly
“Some sharp twists.”—Booklist
Don’t miss An Honest Lie, the next gripping, unpauseable, twist-filled thriller from Tarryn Fisher!
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|Listening Length||9 hours|
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|Audible.com Release Date||December 30, 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #2,073 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#21 in Domestic Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#102 in Psychological Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#165 in Domestic Thrillers (Books)
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2023
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 13, 2023
Thursday, a nurse and totally all around average Jane, is married to Seth, a polygamist. She is his only legal wife in their plural marriage, but she knows that she's seeing two other women. Women that she knows only as Monday and Tuesday. And she's okay with that. REALLY. Only-- not really. Not so much. And when the opportunity falls into her lap to find out more about his other wives, she totally carpe adulteries it. Because wouldn't you?
Things get weird when she meets Monday and sort of ends up befriending her, resulting in her learning things about her husband that shock her. Dark things. Things that make her wonder if he's really the man she married. And then she meets Tuesday and things get even weirder. What is going on with her husband and his other wives? But just when you think you have it figured out, THINGS GET WEIRDER.
I'm not sure how I feel about the twist(s). Yes, it feels a little cheap, but I also didn't think it was badly done. I could see this book as a mini-series or a movie. The pacing was on point and the mystery kept me flipping pages like nobody's business, wanting to find out what happened. Overall, I think I'm sitting at a high three because I was entertained but not wowed.
P.S. Seth sucks.
3 to 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Seemingly, Thursday is accepting of her lot until one day she discovers a hospital receipt in her husbands pocket. Closer inspection of the receipt shows that Monday is actually called Hannah & she is pregnant. Armed with the receipt & some basic computer skills Thursday starts to investigate her fellow wife. As she continues to look for info on Hannah, she starts to unravel & become obsessed with finding out as much as she can about her husbands other wives.
First off, Thursday is a very complex, but very endearing protagonist who you really empathise with & want to succeed, especially when the reader discovers that Thursday is psychologically traumatised from an incident earlier in her marriage to Seth. Secondly, as the story progresses & layer after layer of secrets & lies are revealed, the story becomes increasingly more unsettling, dark & twisted. As the plot gets more & more twisty, all your initial preconceptions start to crumble.
I loved the pacey, relentless and all consuming plot points, which is why I binge read it at every opportunity!
Of course I now have a major book-hangover but it’s worth it! I have nothing negative at all to say about this book, which is an endorsement of how clever & compelling this book is. I would definitely read more from this author & highly recommend reading this book, because for once the hype is real!! If you enjoy a domestic thriller guys, then you have to read this novel ASAP because it’s genius ! This was an easy 5* star rating for me ! ! I would give it more if I could !
Other than seeing the cover I went in blind. I didn’t feel the need to read the blurb because, it’s TF, she can do no wrong. I realised at around half way through that I didn’t know the name of the lead character, the narrator. It was when that name was revealed that I realised TF had twisted my melon. Like Marrow.
I was so in tune trying to spot what the twist would be, but the things I found were red herrings. Zippo lighter, jell-o. Interesting but not the plot breaker.
So Seth has three wives and the real middle wife (our narrator) wants him to herself so she tracks down the competition. But all does not go to plan.
Which one would Seth pick if he was forced to choose? Would it be wife number one, the petite career wife who loves shoes? Or would it be wife number two, the sexy trust fund wife who can whip up a rack of lamb and whip your trousers off while it cooks? Or what about wife number three, the wholesome young blonde who can still shell out a baby or two?
Seth himself doesn’t get that much of a mention. I definitely didn’t like him but I’m not sure if I liked wife number two either. She’s bonkers!
A super story and a great last read of 2019.
This is the kind of domestic noir/psychological thriller that is best read cold as it’s easy to be spoiled, so I won’t say much about its plot.
From publishers: “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…”
The novel’s narrator refers to her husband’s other two wives as Monday and Tuesday as those are the days that he spends with them each week. I wonder what he got up to on the other four days?
Certainly this was a page-turner and a quick read though almost from the start I found myself finding Thursday’s situation along with her responses and attitudes hard to accept.
Then, as is inevitable with psychological thrillers, there’s a twist. Here a major one occurred at the halfway point and after this, although I continued reading, I just felt that its new direction was insensitive, melodramatic, and made little sense. I found the ending abrupt and disappointing.
However, I am clearly in the minority here but it just didn’t work for me and I didn’t find it in any way sexy.
My mind questioned everything six times over. Just when I thought I had worked out what was going on Tarryn took me down another rabbit hole until I just couldn't think straight anymore.
I loved all the characters, they each gave me a piece of themselves to get to know ( or so you think ) Told in the heroine's POV which I think made it all the more intense because you never really knew what the others were getting up to, what they were thinking, what was the truth and what was lies.
That ending !!!!! I'm not sure if I liked it or not, I didn't see it coming not one bit, but wow this book will stay with me for a long time to come. DON'T miss the chance to read it !!
This book is what I’ve needed for a long time, it’s refreshing, a psychological thriller of epic proportions, it’s the type of plot that has you wondering how the hell the author came up with the idea. This will definitely be hard to beat. I can safely say this will be in my top 5 for 2020!