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.
(Thank you to the publisher for providing an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.)
This was quite the unexpected surprise! However while I had very high hopes for this book, for me the plot did not quite live up to the fascinating synopsis. I devour lots of domestic thrillers and adore the genre. And the idea of a polygamous relationship was very intriguing. Unfortunately many things in this book just did not sit well with me.
“We have entire lives outside of our marriage. It’s the only way to stay sane.”
The premise of the book started off strong. However I never quite connected with Thursday and failed to understand how Seth, a seemingly average man, had several woman completely devoted to him. I also couldn’t connect to the way in which Thursday believed women were supposed to act. Her domestic life was just a puzzle to me. While this book is a very fast-paced read, the author made several comments that seemed downright misogynistic to me.
“He needs to know that there are no lies in a marriage—no matter how many women you’re married to—which makes the truth even more complicated.”
I expected more twists and turns to this book based on the very promising beginning. However by the time I reached the end, there were simply too many unanswered questions and underdeveloped characters. This could have been a nuanced domestic thriller, but instead is a very simplistic story. I also loathe when authors make fun of women who use Botox or fillers. That is a cheap plot device and completely unnecessary.
While the pacing of the first part of the book was very interesting, the last part of the book felt rushed and unsteady. I love Tarryn Fisher but for me, this was not my favorite book of hers. I am definitely in the minority with this one, so if you like a fact-paced thriller with a huge twist at the end, then you will probably like ‘The Wives.’ While I appreciated the premise, I did not enjoy how it was executed.