Top positive review
December 31, 2019
“It’s all too perfect, I think. When things are that perfect, something is wrong.” - The Wives.
SYNOPSIS: “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.”- The Wives.
REVIEW: I am SO glad this book came out, and that I was able to finish reading it right before the end of the year. Because in all honestly, this was the craziest thriller, with possibly the most twists, that I have read all year. Oh my god, my head is still swimming and trying to catch up. I have loved all the books I have read by Tarryn Fisher and this one is no exception. I honestly think she is becoming a Queen of the dark thriller genre. The plot in this book is so carefully and meticulously thought-out in every way. It is also quite complicated as well, and at this point (end of the book) I feel like all the questions have been answered to a satisfactory point. There is not a lot I can say about the plot, (I don’t want to give anything away) besides things are not what they seem, and even when you think you have a good idea of what is going on, you are probably still wrong. This is thanks to the many twists in the book and involvement of all the characters and their different dynamics.
Speaking of characters, they are all amazing. All complicated, well thought-out, and equal combinations of dark and twisty. I appreciate how Tarryn always has diverse personalities within her characters and no one is really “squeaky clean”. Every character is just so complex, and their relationships with each other very interesting and unique. Further, I enjoyed reading from Thursday’s perspective in this story, and throughout the book shared many of the same feelings and bouts of confusion that she was experiencing which added to the mystery of it all.
Overall, this book was a total mind-f*ck. I cannot wait to go back to the beginning and read it again with all the knowledge that I have now, and catch things that I didn’t notice in the first read through. I’m so so so happy that this is OFFICIALLY my final read of 2019! I couldn’t have ended it on a better note. With that, I am looking forward to 2020 and the books that it will bring (Hopefully more of Tarryn’s 😉)
Happy New Year!