Book Review: The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

Book Review: The Wives by Tarryn FisherThe Wives by Tarryn Fisher
Genre: Thriller
Release Date: 30th December 2019
Publisher: HQ Digital
Source: Publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Rating: two-stars

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.

Okay, so, The Wives. This is going to be a very short book review because I really don’t have much to say about it. I finished it so long ago, and it’s not the most intricate book so there’s not a lot to unpack, really.

I really liked the concept of the book. A polygamist guy who doesn’t allow his wives to meet? Awesome. Let’s take him down! Unfortunately, that’s not what this book was about at all. It wasn’t to do with a woman rediscovering her own agency and getting out of a rubbish relationship (not saying that all polygamist relationships are rubbish, but this one certainly was).

The whole story and the way it played out felt very convoluted, and I don’t understand what the author was going for at all. Her representation of mental illness was confusing at best, and I really was not a fan of it at all.

I’m wondering why the author felt the need to tell this story because there was no real message at the end, and the only thing it really had going for it was the fast paced story adding to its entertainment factor. And the promise of twists, which were quite promising to start with, but turned out to not be too great.

There are honestly much better thrillers out there, and I wouldn’t recommend picking this one up!

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