The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

The blurb…

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…

And then, one day it all changes.

You thought you were fine with this, with only having a fraction of a husband.  But you can’t help yourself, you start to dig.  You begin tracking them down, the other days…who is Monday and why does she have bruises on her arms? Is she being abused? By who? Her husband? Your husband?

What else is he keeping from you? And who is he, really?

My review…


Well, I love a good thriller and this certainly was a rollercoaster ride of a book!  

This gripping story is told by Thursday Ellington, and is set in damp and grey Seattle, which sets the whole tone of the book.  Thursday is the second wife to handsome and charming polygamist Seth whom she gets to spend every Thursday with.  The other wives are described as Monday and Tuesday.  Thursday paints a picture of her lonely existence waiting for her day of the week with Seth, as she puts all her efforts into being the sexiest and most uncomplicated wife that Seth could ever want.  However, underneath the facade that she creates for Seth, she is plagued by insecurities comparing herself to the other wives and also suffering terribly after a devastating miscarriage.  As Thursday spins a web of deceit and starts digging into the lives of the other wives, everything starts to unravel and all their lives will be deeply affected.  

With themes of secrecy, infidelity, lust, miscarriage and mental illness this book is a superb thriller with so many brilliant twists and turns that I didn’t know who or what to believe right up until the shockingly brutal end (which for me went just a tiny step too far).  I thought that the writing was fantastic and edgy and the characters were so well drawn as seen from Thursday’s perspective.

I could say so much more about Thursday and the events which take place but there would be so many spoilers that I just can’t! I would highly recommend this book to fans of suspense/thrillers and I will definitely be reading more of Tarryn Fisher’s work. I would also like to say thank you to Netgalley and HQ Stories for the ARC.

About the author…

Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nine novels.  Born a sun hater, she currently makes her home in Seattle, Washington, with her children, husband and psychotic husky.  She loves connecting with her readers on Instagram.  

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