The Wives
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! 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.

The Wives Details

TitleThe Wives
Author
ReleaseDec 30th, 2019
PublisherGraydon House
ISBN-139781488054358
Rating
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

The Wives Review

  • Colleen Hoover
    January 1, 1970
    I read this book a few months back and it was everything I've been waiting for from Tarryn Fisher. Not that she hasn't delivered before, but she OVER delivered with this one. About a day after I read it, my mind was still numb. I needed a distraction, so I asked one of my many sons, "Do you know of any apps that can distract me from this callipygian book I just read?" He said, "TikTok. It's great." I already had a TikTok account, but it's been a couple of years since I logged on. So I took his I read this book a few months back and it was everything I've been waiting for from Tarryn Fisher. Not that she hasn't delivered before, but she OVER delivered with this one. About a day after I read it, my mind was still numb. I needed a distraction, so I asked one of my many sons, "Do you know of any apps that can distract me from this callipygian book I just read?" He said, "TikTok. It's great." I already had a TikTok account, but it's been a couple of years since I logged on. So I took his advice because I was in desperate need of a distraction. It's been four months since I read The Wives. This book was the last book I read. I'm not sure I'll ever read another one again because of TikTok. Last night I saw a video of a woman with a split tongue and she was using the two halves of her tongue to clap to the song, "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands." Except she was using her tongue to do the "clap clap" part instead of her hands. Did you know if you have your tongue split in half that it becomes TWO tongues that you control separately? I would have never known that if it weren't for TikTok. And if it weren't for The Wives, I would have never logged onto TikTok to begin with. Five stars. Or ten, if you split them in half.
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  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    January 1, 1970
    "It’s all too perfect, I think. When things are that perfect, something is wrong." Tarryn Fisher is and always will be one of my all time favourite authors because of The Opportunist. Whilst I am a big fan of her romance novels, The Wives was my first attempt at reading one of her psychological thrillers. This review is going to be slightly problematic because this book was both a mindfuck and a clusterfuck at the same time._______________ Dark and Unwavering My first tip for this book would "It’s all too perfect, I think. When things are that perfect, something is wrong." Tarryn Fisher is and always will be one of my all time favourite authors because of The Opportunist. Whilst I am a big fan of her romance novels, The Wives was my first attempt at reading one of her psychological thrillers. This review is going to be slightly problematic because this book was both a mindfuck and a clusterfuck at the same time._______________ Dark and Unwavering My first tip for this book would be to dive in not knowing much. Simply because everything hits ten times harder that way. The plot of TW is quite simple on the surface level, but as each chapter unfolds, you start questioning and doubting nearly every character. The deeper I fell into this story, the darker it became, the more I started feeling uncomfortable and uneasy. It pulled me in right from the start and every time I put it down, I wanted to pick it back up again.Fisher portrays a complex commentary on the starving feeling of jealousy and envy through this novel that is unparalleled with anything I have ever read before. The storyline dealt with topics such as polygamy, manipulation, insecurities and abuse (not necessarily in that order). It was refreshing to see a different type of suspense, wherein the story grabs you with the obvious more than the mystery. I struggled with the writing at the start, I found the structure to be fragmented and the flow, jarring. It was a lot of "this then I did that then this..." but I soon adapted to it to find that it surprisingly suited the story very well. "Something’s going on and I feel like I’m the only person in this marriage who doesn’t know what." The main reason I'm giving this 3 stars is mainly because the latter end of the book lost me slightly. I felt like the twist could have been executed and developed better. The angle it took became very dysfunctional and it felt like the story was trying to squeeze the mindfuck towel dry. So much so that it soon became a clusterfuck. It felt like I was trying to keep up with every characters arc and story involvement that I was lost in the crowd. I also detached from our heroine, Thursday quite often. She was a very dichotomous character and throughout the story, I wanted her to stand up to her opinions and beliefs but she kept letting others treat her badly. There were times where she did in fact come through and push against the "doormat" stereotype but it was always met with a contradiction in her personality.I do recommend this to anyone that wants to dip their toes into psychological thrillers, or even the regular readers in the genre. I would not throw caution to the wind however because this story can get very dark and gritty at the best of times. It hurt me at times because I empathized with Thursday's plight to its core, I found myself rooting for her situation even though I had my conflicts with her. I wish I could say that the ending left me completley satisfied but I felt like it was a very rushed ending and the story only unfolded in the last 20%. Beyond this, I enjoyed myself and definitely need a light read now.Credits to the artist of the paintingsThe quotes in this review are taken from an ARC and are subject to change preceding final publication.
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  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    January 1, 1970
    Three…four….three….four….three…four…Okay stop just give 3.5 rounded up 4 delusional, twist and shout, come on come on come on baby stars! Dear God, it’s me, not Margaret, oh hell no Chelsea( sorry using the `hell` word), this is Nilufer.( you may call me Nily shortly) I honesty, truly, genuinely ask you because I didn’t find the answer. WTF that I just read?( sorry for my language, I already close my mouth but unfortunately my fingers are still functioning) This book is devilish, surprising, a Three…four….three….four….three…four…Okay stop just give 3.5 rounded up 4 delusional, twist and shout, come on come on come on baby stars! Dear God, it’s me, not Margaret, oh hell no Chelsea( sorry using the `hell` word), this is Nilufer.( you may call me Nily shortly) I honesty, truly, genuinely ask you because I didn’t find the answer. WTF that I just read?( sorry for my language, I already close my mouth but unfortunately my fingers are still functioning) This book is devilish, surprising, a greatest brain exercise( you feel like you competed at a 24 hours long mathematics marathon after you finished, let me call this “deep fry brain cell dish”)I started to question everything after I finished this book. Where am I? Who I am married with? Am I married? Is this a dream? Oh, stop it! Tarryn Fisher and her evil twin ColHo are so dangerous women for our intellectual minds. Because they can write tear-jerker, pant-melting, heart-breaking, edgy, incredible romances and they can also write mind-bending, twisty thrillers. ( It took me two days to close my mouth and wipe out the shock expression from my face after reading the “ Verity”) They’re definitely dark queens! What I most liked about this book:-Hooked me up from the beginning and glued to my hands, my mind! Definitely unputdownable and fast-paced, exciting, perceptive, brilliantly written!And the remarkable ending! Oh this book shows us karma may be merciless, bitchy but also the fairest friend!What I most hated about this book: UNCONNECTION WITH THE HEROINE: Yes, the heroine you’ve dreamed of cannot be reached at this moment. Try again for another book! One of the wives and also our heroine Thursday( starting from the name my rejection process has already begun) accepts Seth’s polygamy offer including not to know his other wives’ names and for any other reason never ever to get connect with them.How a woman accept an offer like this and patiently waits for her husband spending only one day in a week with her? You’re hearing the alarm bells! That’s the first warning about the heroine and it’s not the last one!She finds out the other wives and realizes that her lovely and legal husband Seth has some anger management issues! So not only Thursday, but also we got lost! Who’s telling the truth? Thursday? Regina ( first wife who claims she already divorced Seth and they’re not seeing each other), Hannah( pregnant, she has doubts about Seth’s psychological issues who comes from a family reminds us of Mansons) and Seth who acts like decent guy suffering from Thursday’s delusional behaviors.Well, everybody lies in this book. It’s confusing, puzzling, perplexing, mind-hurting and it’s still a very good-read!Polygamy idea and unlikeable heroine theme are about to stop me to read this book and I was on the edge of giving three stars but I’m happy to keep on reading in the love of Tarryn Fisher. Thanks to her, I didn’t get disappointed!Many special thanks to Graydon House and NetGalley for sending me this mind-bending and amazing ARC COPY in exchange my honest review!
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  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    January 1, 1970
    The synopsis: Imagine that your husband has two other wives.Me, an intellectual: Easy. Dump him and marry each other. The end.
  • Kaceey
    January 1, 1970
    4.5*In your wildest imagination could you ever be content knowing your husband had two other wives? Are you serious?! You don’t know them, you don’t live together. But yet there they are… out there somewhere, sharing time with him. Could you possibly be satisfied with this bizarre relationship?“You say I'm crazy'Cause you don't think I know what you've done.But when you call me babyI know I'm not the only one”. - Sam Smith This was a clever, unpredictable psychological thriller that had me 4.5*In your wildest imagination could you ever be content knowing your husband had two other wives? Are you serious?! You don’t know them, you don’t live together. But yet there they are… out there somewhere, sharing time with him. Could you possibly be satisfied with this bizarre relationship?“You say I'm crazy'Cause you don't think I know what you've done.But when you call me babyI know I'm not the only one”. - Sam Smith This was a clever, unpredictable psychological thriller that had me guessing what’s actually real all the way to the end. I’d just love to tell you more about this book. Seriously! But I know you wouldn’t want me to spill the beans! Right? So...🤫Again...this is one of those thrillers that the less you know going in. the better! Lucky for me I went in completely blind...and grateful for it! This was my first read by this author but I will definitely be looking for her next release.Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Graydon House Books and Tarryn Fisher for an ARC to read and review.
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  • Dita
    January 1, 1970
    My husband's favorite joke is that he needs me to get another husband for the 50% of me that he can't handle. He says I am too much feisty for one husband.**He needs to read this book...It's a little far-fetched but a lot entertaining. It's a fast read and I'll admit to being absorbed the entire time.Probably 3.5 stars but it's Christmas and I'm feeling all generous and stuff. Thank you to my GR friend, Denise Reed, for sharing her copy with me. I will pay it forward and mail it to the first US My husband's favorite joke is that he needs me to get another husband for the 50% of me that he can't handle. He says I am too much feisty for one husband.**He needs to read this book...It's a little far-fetched but a lot entertaining. It's a fast read and I'll admit to being absorbed the entire time.Probably 3.5 stars but it's Christmas and I'm feeling all generous and stuff. Thank you to my GR friend, Denise Reed, for sharing her copy with me. I will pay it forward and mail it to the first US resident who mentions in the comments that they want it and is also willing to share it. (PM me your address.)**Not currently taking applications for additional husbands.
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  • Claudia Ramírez
    January 1, 1970
    This book surprised me. A LOT. The first half of it I was sure I was going to LOVE IT, but then... shit happens, and I didn't like the direction it took. But I will say this: I absolutely adore Tarryn's way with words. Her writing only improves with every book!
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  • Holly B
    January 1, 1970
    How many wives is too many wives? Whaaaat? I could not put this down for the first 50% and my mind was a swimming. The last half was even crazier and the snarky attitude on point.Super twisty / Super twistedI might share a bottle of Pinot Grigio, but NOT my husband. I also wouldn't be keen to be assigned "a day of the week." Poor little Thursday is searching for a polygamy group online and it proves difficult. Where shall she turn? Will she go there?YepThere is some darkness and a lot of How many wives is too many wives?   Whaaaat? I could not put this down for the first 50% and my mind was a swimming. The last half was even crazier and the snarky attitude on point.Super twisty / Super twistedI might share a bottle of Pinot Grigio, but NOT my husband. I also wouldn't be keen to be assigned "a day of the week." Poor little Thursday is searching for a polygamy group online and it proves difficult. Where shall she turn? Will she go there? YepThere is some darkness and a lot of crazy, so just set your expectations to..... I'll just go with the show. Really enjoyed the ride, the ending was a scream and lets say a bit abrupt. I'll leave it at that.If you can set aside some of the craziness factor and just enjoy, this one might be for you! If not, this may be a skip for you. Give me all the crazy, because I was totally entertained.  
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  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    January 1, 1970
    'THE WIVES:' Is a full length, stand alone Psychological Thriller by Tarryn FisherHoly shit! I don’t even know how to go about writing up this review! I’m sitting here in awe of this author! Readers after me have no idea what they are getting themselves into!! What a roller coaster of a ride, twists and turns, nail biting, suspenseful heart racing moments. This book was utterly unique, this author is the queen when it comes to stepping out of the box, her knack at throwing stories at us where 'THE WIVES:' Is a full length, stand alone Psychological Thriller by Tarryn FisherHoly shit! I don’t even know how to go about writing up this review! I’m sitting here in awe of this author! Readers after me have no idea what they are getting themselves into!! What a roller coaster of a ride, twists and turns, nail biting, suspenseful heart racing moments. This book was utterly unique, this author is the queen when it comes to stepping out of the box, her knack at throwing stories at us where we sit back and question our own sanity is where she thrives and this book was no different. I feel like I’ve fallen down a cliff when in fact there’s no cliff to fall over! I can’t even articulate what I’ve just read. Nothing made sense! Just wow!The synopsis is misleading, the cover is freaky, the writing is outstanding, the twist and turns had me reeling, nothing and I mean nothing prepared me for what unfolded within these pages. Days later and I'm still reeling from the aftermath.* Teaser used is off the authors facebook page *
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to HARLEQUIN-Graydon House books for an egalley in exchange for an honest review. Read this last evening and I have been thinking about this book all day. I wish YOU and I lived closer because I would totally lend it to you.My first encounter with Tarryn Fisher was "Atheists Who Kneel and Pray" which without a doubt made me a devoted fan. Her upcoming release "The Wives" is definitely going to be hard for you to commit to New Year's plans. Thursday is a hard working nurse in Seattle who Thanks to HARLEQUIN-Graydon House books for an egalley in exchange for an honest review. Read this last evening and I have been thinking about this book all day. I wish YOU and I lived closer because I would totally lend it to you.My first encounter with Tarryn Fisher was "Atheists Who Kneel and Pray" which without a doubt made me a devoted fan. Her upcoming release "The Wives" is definitely going to be hard for you to commit to New Year's plans. Thursday is a hard working nurse in Seattle who doesn't get to see her husband, Seth very often. But it isn't merely his work that keeps him far from home. It is the fact that he must also spend his time with Monday and Tuesday, Thursday's sister wives. As a polygamist by upbringing, Seth isn't interested in his three marital partners being under the same roof. But Thursday is starting to feel a restlessness that cannot be stemmed, and begins to do some detecting to figure out more about her competition. But is Thursday REALLY prepared for what happens next? With my heart in my throat, I just couldn't stop reading. I adore characters that just won't quit asking the questions even if I am covering my eyes peering through open fingers. Also, it probably has one of the most jaw dropping endings of 2019.Tarryn Fisher states in my ARC that suspense is a genre which she longed to try. Merely two days later, I would say that she's definitely joined the club.Goodreads review published 07/12/19 Publication Date 30/12/19
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars Secrets: I'm good at having them and keeping them. I almost never read thrillers, but when I saw Tarryn Fisher had a new one out and read the synopsis, I knew I had to get my hands on it. This book was a wild ride. If I had to describe it in one word, that word would be unputdownable. I read this in one 4 hour sitting, I seriously couldn’t put it down! The Wives is told from Thursday’s perspective. Thursday is the second of three wives to her husband, Seth. Seth spends one night a 4 stars Secrets: I'm good at having them and keeping them. 
I almost never read thrillers, but when I saw Tarryn Fisher had a new one out and read the synopsis, I knew I had to get my hands on it. This book was a wild ride. If I had to describe it in one word, that word would be unputdownable. I read this in one 4 hour sitting, I seriously couldn’t put it down! The Wives is told from Thursday’s perspective. Thursday is the second of three wives to her husband, Seth. Seth spends one night a week with Thursday. He spends other nights with his other wives. The thing is, these wives know about one another, but not their real names or who they are. One day, everything changes for Thursday. She finds out something troubling about Seth’s third wife, and she learns her name. This takes her on a bit of a quest to find out more and more and more. As I said before, I was addicted to this book. I couldn’t put it down. It was so fast paced and intriguing. I especially loved the first 70% or so. The last 30% felt a little off to me personally (hence the 4 star rating) but I was still pretty darn shocked by the ending. I did not see that coming. Even though this isn’t my preferred genre, I love being surprised by twists and turns and this one definitely caught me by surprise. I love that it made me think and wonder what was real and really true and what wasn’t. I might have to pick up more psychological thrillers in my future because I enjoyed reading this so much. Tarryn Fisher always writes the best characters. They’re imperfect, flawed, and sometimes a straight up mess, but I love the way you hate to love and love to hate them. Her writing is brilliant and I found this book highly entertaining and unpredictable!
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  • megs_bookrack
    January 1, 1970
    This synopsis sounds hella messed up and as we know, I'm totally down for that!Thank you, Graydon House, for my ARC.This is the kind of messed up I need for a good holiday read!Releasing just in time for New Year!!
  • ELLIAS (elliasreads)
    January 1, 1970
    what. the fuck.I can’t trust Goodreads reviews anymore because how is this a 4 starred book??!! IM—I think this is another instance where the most of the people who’ve read from this author— are new to the thriller genre and absolutely love it. Not meeeeee.This book’s plot was ridiculous; right to the climax—ridiculous to the point where it’s non-believable. Actually most thrillers are non-believable but there’s a groundness to it, a reality check of plausible believability. But not here, folks. what. the fuck.I can’t trust Goodreads reviews anymore because how is this a 4 starred book??!! IM—I think this is another instance where the most of the people who’ve read from this author— are new to the thriller genre and absolutely love it. Not meeeeee.This book’s plot was ridiculous; right to the climax—ridiculous to the point where it’s non-believable. Actually most thrillers are non-believable but there’s a groundness to it, a reality check of plausible believability. But not here, folks. Too many plot holes. Too many what ifs and whys and whats and oh nos. Don’t be fooled. Like I was. Haha....hA....oh man.Not gonna lie, first half of the book got me intrigued and the writing style is extremely fast paced and engaging but....BUT—It all just got all downhill from there for me. The rest of this book got extremely cliche and predictable. And then I saw the twist and I was hoping (please), that this twist wasn’t going to be the case....but oh boy. It was. Our lead girl is also very contradicting herself. She’d realize something wrong and shady but then later either a) brush it off and make up excuses for it or b) forget all that monologuing and deep though contemplating on chapter 15 to do the opposite on chapter 20. But it all makes sense because......I canNOT stand when mental illness is used as a twist/plot device. It’s so cheap not to mention degrading and problematic. And that ending??? Go ahead. ”Help yourself.” Who knows, you might like it. 1 STAR for writing. It’s 5 AM as I’m writing this review so time to sleep for another 72 hours and purge my brain of this mess.
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  • Emily May
    January 1, 1970
    Very fast-paced, compulsively-readable and, ultimately, ridiculous. Review to come.
  • Jayme
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsImagine your husband has two other wives.You’ve never met the other wives, and because of your “unconventional arrangement “ you only get to see your husband on THURSDAY. You don’t even know their names until one day, by chance, you find mail addressed to Hannah. You get curious. For the first 50% I was COMPLETELY intrigued as “THURSDAY” explored her feelings. Her husband, Seth has told her that he loved his wives all differently, but equally. But, what does that mean? Who would he 3.5 starsImagine your husband has two other wives.You’ve never met the other wives, and because of your “unconventional arrangement “ you only get to see your husband on THURSDAY. You don’t even know their names until one day, by chance, you find mail addressed to Hannah. You get curious. For the first 50% I was COMPLETELY intrigued as “THURSDAY” explored her feelings. Her husband, Seth has told her that he loved his wives all differently, but equally. But, what does that mean? Who would he choose if he had a gun to his head? It’s impossible not to compare...She just HAS to find out more about each of the other two wives. Do they share her same insecurities? How does Seth’s life differ on MONDAY, and TUESDAY? I never had to skim, so it kept me engaged, but despite an original premise, and a strong start...it just didn’t deliver what I was hoping for, once it stopped exploring the dynamics of the marriages, and became the “psychological thriller” it is meant to be. Just middle of the pack, out of the thrillers that I have read this year. Thank You to Netgalley, Harlequin-Graydon House Books and Tarryn Fisher for the digital ARC I received in exchange for a candid review! This title will be available on Dec. 30, 2019.
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  • Carol (Bookaria)
    January 1, 1970
    Intriguing, engaging, and easy to read.What would your life be like if you had to share your husband with other two wives? On the days he visits them, do you welcome the break from him or are you overflown with feelings of jealousy?I was curious about the premise of the book and it did not disappoint. I’m so glad I picked it up. I can’t tell you much about it because anything more might be a spoiler (I'm glad I went into it completely blind), know that I thoroughly enjoyed it and that it turned Intriguing, engaging, and easy to read.What would your life be like if you had to share your husband with other two wives? On the days he visits them, do you welcome the break from him or are you overflown with feelings of jealousy?I was curious about the premise of the book and it did not disappoint. I’m so glad I picked it up. I can’t tell you much about it because anything more might be a spoiler (I'm glad I went into it completely blind), know that I thoroughly enjoyed it and that it turned out to be something I did not expect, in a good way! It takes place between Seattle and Portland, and somehow the grayish, rainy weather of these two locations fits perfectly with the story.Overall, I had a great time reading this novel and highly recommend it to readers of contemporary fiction and suspenseful books.Received ARC from the publisher via Edelweiss
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  • preoccupiedbybooks
    January 1, 1970
    When you're desperately trying to turn the page, but it's the end of the book Wtaf did I just read?! My emotions were all over the place here, as I was gripped obsessively for the first 50%, wondering why anyone would put up with what our narrator did?! Then the crazy sure stepped up! I didn't know what to think, who to trust, or what the hell was going on at some points! This was a dark, twisty and crazy ride. I'm still not completely sold on the ending, but then I can't really envision an When you're desperately trying to turn the page, but it's the end of the book 😲Wtaf did I just read?! My emotions were all over the place here, as I was gripped obsessively for the first 50%, wondering why anyone would put up with what our narrator did?! Then the crazy sure stepped up! I didn't know what to think, who to trust, or what the hell was going on at some points! This was a dark, twisty and crazy ride. I'm still not completely sold on the ending, but then I can't really envision an alternative?! This was my first Tarryn Fisher book, but I'm going to have to rectify that, and soon! Once I recover from this one that is! My advice? Don't dig too deep into the reviews, and then just go with it! Many thanks to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for my digital review copy in exchange for an honest review!
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/ 5 starsI adore Tarryn Fisher and have read every one of her books. I was beyond excited to read this newest book. I would describe The Wives as a psychological thriller.Have you ever finished a book and then wanted to start it again immediately? That is how I feel about The Wives. I want to read it again knowing what I know now.Seth has three wives that are referred to as: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The narrator is Thursday (1st person POV). The story takes place in Seattle and 4.5/ 5 starsI adore Tarryn Fisher and have read every one of her books. I was beyond excited to read this newest book. I would describe The Wives as a psychological thriller.Have you ever finished a book and then wanted to start it again immediately? That is how I feel about The Wives. I want to read it again knowing what I know now.Seth has three wives that are referred to as: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The narrator is Thursday (1st person POV). The story takes place in Seattle and Portland.The idea of someone being married to a husband with two other wives fascinated me immensely.I think that this book has a great title and cover. There is a little bit of romance in this story. But the book definitely has more of a psychological thriller vibe.I was very invested in this story and could not put this book down. Throughout this book I felt like everything that was happening was leading up to a big reveal. But what? And would it be amazing and crazy. Knowing the author's other books I was definitely expecting some twists and a shocking ending. I was not disappointed.I really liked when the narrator did detective work re: the other wives. I love when women in books investigate things and/or are stalkerish. At halfway I was wondering what was the truth. It was riveting. I kept wondering what would happen next.There were definitely lots of revelations at the end that had me really thinking. I am still not sure how I feel about the last chapters. But the ending. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This book is definitely something that takes a bit of time to process after finishing it. I spent some of this book thinking "what is going on??" But everything about this story intrigued me. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire book.Thanks to edelweiss and Graydon House for allowing me to read this book.
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  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    January 1, 1970
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Quick background before things get started. I have read nearly everything (didn’t move past the first Never Never (if you know me you know I don’t generally do series/serials so that’s not a huge shocker) and the blurb for Folsom didn’t really appeal to me so I haven’t picked that one up yet). Buuuuut Tarryn Fisher is an author who makes me break my own rules and I have read past #1 in a series when it was her writing it and her stuff Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Quick background before things get started. I have read nearly everything (didn’t move past the first Never Never (if you know me you know I don’t generally do series/serials so that’s not a huge shocker) and the blurb for Folsom didn’t really appeal to me so I haven’t picked that one up yet). Buuuuut Tarryn Fisher is an author who makes me break my own rules and I have read past #1 in a series when it was her writing it and her stuff is all purple (or at least lavender) which frequently makes me get an eye twitch and yet somehow she gets a pass and on and on and on. Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut (longer but that time) don’t mistake me for some rabid fangirl. My ratings regarding her stories run the gamut. However, I’m first in line to buy them and yes I said BUY meaning I let the moths out of the handbag whenever there’s a new release because somehow the library hasn’t realized I need instant gratification despite all of my fit throwing and I know even if I don’t like whatever the new release is, it will still be different from what nearly any other author I happen to be reading at the time has written . . . . All of the above was mentioned because this was the first advanced copy I have ever received of one of Fisher’s books and my reaction was pretty much like a bunch of schoolteachers getting a free car on the Oprah show . . . . Okay, probably more like this . . . . Not only because I’m an instant one-clicker when it comes to her stuff, but also because this story? Oh, it’s one of my most favorite guilty pleasure obsessions (along with hoarders) . . . . The difference this time???? Rather than sharing all their big love . . . . (See what I did there?) “He comes over on Thursday of every week. That’s my day. I’m Thursday.” Yes please. You see, there are a Monday and a Tuesday as well. They just don’t know each other. But when information is literally dropped into “Thursday’s” lap via a scrap of paper regarding a woman named Hannah, she can’t help but do a little investigating. And when Hannah exhibits the signs of an abused spouse, Thursday feels like she needs to dig a little further into all of her husband’s marriages – including her own.Confession: I literally redecorated my deck in order to read this. I’d say it was just a coincidence, but I for real had this book for a week or two waiting on a break in the weather so I could take my coffee outside and just let Tarryn Fisher’s crazy take me wherever it wanted to go. And lemme tell you – I can’t (a/k/a won’t) spoil things, but right about the halfway part I was like . . . . If you pick this up and think it’s a bit of a slow roller, I advise you to hang in there. I was sucked in right from the start, but the second half is where this baby delivers. 4 Stars worth of crazy yumminess!ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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  • chan ☆
    January 1, 1970
    i'm sort of a newbie to thrillers, have only read MAYBE 5but i gotta say, i really did not see the ending coming. a wild psychological ride. probably not for the faint of heart.
  • Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
    January 1, 1970
    Have you ever read a book that has you questioning everything? Those are the types of reads I enjoy the most and Tarryn Fisher not only led me down a road of mind-boggling confusion, but she had me dying to separate truth from fiction! Being inside Thursday's mind... talk about a trip. She's married and her husband has two other wives. These women are not supposed to know anything about each other aside from the random things their husband might mention. When Thursday gets a clue about one of Have you ever read a book that has you questioning everything? Those are the types of reads I enjoy the most and Tarryn Fisher not only led me down a road of mind-boggling confusion, but she had me dying to separate truth from fiction! Being inside Thursday's mind... talk about a trip. She's married and her husband has two other wives. These women are not supposed to know anything about each other aside from the random things their husband might mention. When Thursday gets a clue about one of the other wive's identities, she can't let it go. She has to know who she is, what she does, and what she offers their husband that hasn't been provided. What she finds is far more than she expected and nothing will ever be the same again.It would be unfair to you, my fellow readers, to give any more details than this. I encourage you all to go into this story blindly. Be aware that these are unchartered waters and it's all about keeping afloat. Enjoy the journey and get lost in the secrets, lies and truths that surround these characters. Intensely captivating and profoundly enthralling, The Wives will keep you guessing right to the end!Find my full review HEREBlog | FB | Twitter | IG | Tumblr | Pinterest | BookBub
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed on: Ashes Books & Bobs.Many thanks to Harlequin/Graydon House & Netgalley for a review copy.It's no secret I'm a huge Tarryn Fisher fan and The Wives was among my most highly anticipated releases for 2019. I could hardly contain my excitement when I saw I had the chance to read it early! I tossed my TBR to the wind and got started.This will be among one of the most difficult books to review, simply because I want to be exceptionally careful about the details I reveal. The idea Reviewed on: Ashes Books & Bobs.Many thanks to Harlequin/Graydon House & Netgalley for a review copy.It's no secret I'm a huge Tarryn Fisher fan and The Wives was among my most highly anticipated releases for 2019. I could hardly contain my excitement when I saw I had the chance to read it early! I tossed my TBR to the wind and got started.This will be among one of the most difficult books to review, simply because I want to be exceptionally careful about the details I reveal. The idea of spoiling this book in the least for someone would be a huge injustice. First, I have to say, upon finishing this book I was utterly speechless. I have never had my mind blown in such an unbelievable way by a book prior to reading The Wives. I know Tarryn is known for twisty endings, having read all of her books, but I could never have predicted what was to come with this story. As I clicked the "I'm finished with this book" button on Goodreads, I had a moment of uncertainty. I did not know how to rate this novel. I had to wrack my brain for any plot holes or things I might have missed to give an indication the book would end in the way it did. I wondered if I was satisfied with the conclusion or simply impressed by the unpredictability. As I've reflected upon the book, I realized I could give it no less than five stars. This is Tarryn Fisher's best work. The writing is clear and concise with no wasted words. Every moment is used in propelling the story forward, growing the characters, or revealing an important plot point. Clearly, the main purpose of this story is shock and awe in the end, which is unquestionably achieved, but the book as a whole is a page-turner. My attention was grabbed from the very first page, and I desperately needed to know what would be following. I felt the main character's compulsive need for explanations and the desperation of her situation. I never knew what was going to happen next, which is a huge feat for this genre. I anxiously turned the pages until one in the morning, needing my own questions answered. Yet, I'm not one hundred percent sure I loved the ending of this story, but I'm impressed by it nonetheless. I had hoped things might work out a little differently. However, I immediately wanted to turn back to the beginning and start over the moment I finished. Any book that absorbs me in such a manner has to receive my highest recommendation and rating.Well done, Tarryn.
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  • Carlene Inspired
    January 1, 1970
    Find this review and others at Carlene Inspired.Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday are Seth's wives. Thursday has never met the others, but she is okay with the arrangement, at least she believes she is. She keeps house in Seattle, she cooks him dinner, she is his easy wife. The other two make their homes in Portland, a place Thursday has never been too concerned with visiting until she finds a note in her husband's pocket with the name Hannah and an appointment time on it. Soon she is curious about Find this review and others at Carlene Inspired.Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday are Seth's wives. Thursday has never met the others, but she is okay with the arrangement, at least she believes she is. She keeps house in Seattle, she cooks him dinner, she is his easy wife. The other two make their homes in Portland, a place Thursday has never been too concerned with visiting until she finds a note in her husband's pocket with the name Hannah and an appointment time on it. Soon she is curious about the others and in her explorations she finds Hannah and in her she finds a friend. Hannah's husband leaves bruises on her, but Thursday's husband doesn't do that to her. Thursday wants to help Hannah, she wants to know this other version of her husband, and she desperately wants to know who the third wife is.This is one of those books that I recommend to my friends by saying "it's just so messed up," but instead of messed I use the F-word. I mean come on, what would you do if you are just one of three wives? What would you do if you had the opportunity to snoop on the other woman or women in this case? If you believed in something so fiercely, would you be willing to risk it all? I have grown up around several people who have left the polygamist lifestyle, so my interest in this book started there. In this case though, the husband keeps his three wives separate, going so far as to call them by the days of the week in which he visits them, rather than by their real names. The Wives isn't about their peaceful lives though, it wouldn't be a Tarryn Fisher novel if that was the case. No, much like the proverb, curiosity killed the cat, Thursday is out to find out all she can about the man she thought she knew, the man now willing to take it all away from her.My first clue that Thursday would be an unreliable narrator was her willingness to believe everything was fine, her acceptance of the idea that the other women were less desirable than her, the way she tamped down any questions and convinced herself that despite him taking another wife after her, she still was his favorite. She becomes a detective, a Nancy Drew type character. Her sleuthing is entertaining, so much so that as Tarryn Fishers dropped hints about what was truly going on I absolutely missed them. As the novel takes a dark turn I found myself shocked to find that this novel wasn't at all what I thought it was going to be. A psychological thriller through and through, The Wives takes you on a twisted journey into the mind of one wife and the things she is willing to do to both know her husband and to keep him.I could not put The Wives down, once I started I didn't stop until 5 hours later I had reached the last page. Then...then I could do nothing. I could not formulate a thought on the novel beyond what the eff did I just read?! It's the kind of book you have a hard time believing and yet you want to read it again. It is terrifying, it is brilliant, and it is solid 5-star release from Tarryn Fisher, her very first with a publisher.ARC provided via Edelweiss.
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  • Norma * Traveling Sister and proud Grandma!!!
    January 1, 1970
    Compulsively readable, mind distorting, & ultimately a train wreck!THE WIVES by TARRYN FISHER is an engaging, fast-paced, dark, gritty, and twisty thriller that had quite the bizarre, intriguing and original premise to it. I was immediately sucked into the story and could not put this book down for the first half of the story. The first half was absolutely unputdownable and had my full attention and then around the 50% mark my attention started to wane a little bit and then well the ending Compulsively readable, mind distorting, & ultimately a train wreck!THE WIVES by TARRYN FISHER is an engaging, fast-paced, dark, gritty, and twisty thriller that had quite the bizarre, intriguing and original premise to it. I was immediately sucked into the story and could not put this book down for the first half of the story. The first half was absolutely unputdownable and had my full attention and then around the 50% mark my attention started to wane a little bit and then well the ending happened, which I wasn’t all that fond of.I really have this pet-peeve when I feel like certain aspects of the story is deliberately omitted for shock value purposes rather than well-layering and guiding us there. There were also some aspects to the story that really hit a nerve and I thought the author shouldn’t have used certain themes as plot devices and points. I could have totally missed this but I think even the character’s name was deliberately omitted in the beginning to use as a plot device. I definitely empathize with our main character here and was definitely rooting for her for the most part anyway, even though I had a few issues with her actions and reactions. At times I totally felt for her and at other times I was totally flabbergasted by her. It was definitely one tumultuous, wacky and wild ride!Expected on Sale Date: December 30, 2019This was a Traveling Sisters read that I read in our group. Norma’s Stats:Cover: Suspenseful, vanishing, mysterious, intriguing, and a great representation to storyline. I definitely find this cover quite appealing!Title: A simple, intriguing, effective, and fitting representation to storyline. Writing/Prose: Easy to follow, entertaining, suspenseful, engaging and compulsively readable. Plot: Dark, twisted, disturbing, uncomfortable, edgy, bizarre, interesting, fast-paced, twisty, entertaining, and ultimately ridiculous. Ending: An unsatisfying twist ending. I think the ending was a little over the top and could have been better executed and developed. I think it’s going to be a case of you either love it or hate it! I’d love to hear what camp you ended up in!!Overall: I don’t think this was a terrible book by no means and for the most part it was an absolutely unputdownable gripping read. Go ahead and take this one for a ride! Hopefully it’s a wild and thrilling one for you right up until the very end!!Thank you so much to Harlequin / Graydon House for kindly sending me a copy of this book!
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  • Gabby
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 starsThis started off so freaking promising but in the second half of the story I really lost interest. Tarryn Fisher is one of my favorite authors and I was really looking forward to this book, because I absolutely LOVE her other published thriller: Bad Mommy. This book has such a unique cool premise, it's about this girl who is married to this man Seth who is married to two other women, and she knows about it and is okay with it. He lives in Portland and she lives in Seattle and he visits 2.5 starsThis started off so freaking promising but in the second half of the story I really lost interest. Tarryn Fisher is one of my favorite authors and I was really looking forward to this book, because I absolutely LOVE her other published thriller: Bad Mommy. This book has such a unique cool premise, it's about this girl who is married to this man Seth who is married to two other women, and she knows about it and is okay with it. He lives in Portland and she lives in Seattle and he visits her once a week, every Thursday. She is not supposed to contact his wives and she doesn't know who they are, but then one day her curiosity takes over and she starts digging into the lives of the other wives. This story started off so good, I thought it would be a new favorite. I've never read a book about polygamy before, and I thought for a thriller it would be a really cool idea, and for a while it was very interesting until that second half of the book, then this story completely changes and turns into something I wasn't really a fan of. It became very cliche and trope-y and if you read thrillers often I guarantee you will see every twist at the end coming, as I did. Which is such a shame because this book started off so strong. (view spoiler)[As soon as Seth attacked her and Thursday ended up in the mental hospital, I started losing interest and I feel like the story started to drag a ton. I hate when the plot twist of a thriller is just that the main character is crazy and unreliable and she was hallucinating everything the whole time. It's just lazy writing in my opinion. And then the actual ending scene... like what the fuck. She kills Regina but why...? It just doesn't make any sense to me, just because Regina made fun of her? Is Thursday turning into the Joker now? Idk I just didn't understand her motivation to do that. (hide spoiler)]
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  • Claire Contreras
    January 1, 1970
    brace thyselves.
  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    WHAT DID I JUST READ. The first 50% of this book was intriguing and I knew it was building up to something. So many different scenarios were running through my head as our main character learns more about her husband and is forced to reevaluate the nature of their relationship. Once that 50% hits, though, this book TURNS IT ON and I literally couldn't put it down until I reached that last page. And what a last page that was. I STILL don't know what I truly believe or think actually happened. I'm WHAT DID I JUST READ. The first 50% of this book was intriguing and I knew it was building up to something. So many different scenarios were running through my head as our main character learns more about her husband and is forced to reevaluate the nature of their relationship. Once that 50% hits, though, this book TURNS IT ON and I literally couldn't put it down until I reached that last page. And what a last page that was. I STILL don't know what I truly believe or think actually happened. I'm not a thriller reader and am pretty new to the genre, but I honestly did not see that twist coming. Tarryn Fisher kept me on my toes for the entire book and, once again, blew me away with her talented writing. If you want a book that will freak your mind out and make you think, you HAVE to pick up The Wives. I haven't read any book like this one and know that I never will again. Tarryn Fisher has this magic of creating such unique storylines, weaving beautiful sentences together, and forcing you to take a hard look at the characters. You have to pick this up when it comes out!
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  •  Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
    January 1, 1970
    Wow. The days of the week just got harder and let me say that I am now a fan of Thursday!! This was a twisted, mind boggling read that had me soothing the goosebumps on my arm and shaking my head at the insanity and compulsions of some of these characters.What would you do if you were married to someone and knew that they had two other wives? Your lives are to be kept separate from the other two wives and you are not to make contact with each for any reason. Would you be okay with knowing that Wow. The days of the week just got harder and let me say that I am now a fan of Thursday!! This was a twisted, mind boggling read that had me soothing the goosebumps on my arm and shaking my head at the insanity and compulsions of some of these characters.What would you do if you were married to someone and knew that they had two other wives? Your lives are to be kept separate from the other two wives and you are not to make contact with each for any reason. Would you be okay with knowing that your husband is spending his time with other women? This is the reality for Thursday and she knows that if she wants to remain in a happy marriage, the rules must be followed. But when her curiosity gets the best of her, things that she’s never imagined starts to come in play and she’s faced with a deception she never saw coming. I don’t want to go into too much detail with this story because it gets crazy!! I didn’t see some of the things coming and I was shocked and confused out of my mind!! I felt like I was manipulated myself so how is that even possible???? This author really gave us a head workout and she certainly kept us entertained with every twisted chapter. I’m still trying to wrap my brain around half of the things that happened and I still can’t believe that it actually happened! If you’re looking for a seriously twisted deceptive and entertaining story, then you need to read this one.
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  • Larry H
    January 1, 1970
    I'm somewhere between 3 and 3.5 stars.Whoa, now that was a crazy ride!!“Imagining what the future holds proves difficult when factoring in two other women who share your husband.”Thursday only sees her husband once a week. It’s not an arrangement she likes, but it’s one she has to live with, since Seth has two other wives. She sometimes can’t believe she agreed to this, and at times she wishes she could just have him to herself.She’s never met either of the other women. She doesn’t even know I'm somewhere between 3 and 3.5 stars.Whoa, now that was a crazy ride!!“Imagining what the future holds proves difficult when factoring in two other women who share your husband.”Thursday only sees her husband once a week. It’s not an arrangement she likes, but it’s one she has to live with, since Seth has two other wives. She sometimes can’t believe she agreed to this, and at times she wishes she could just have him to herself.She’s never met either of the other women. She doesn’t even know their names, although Seth shares small tidbits about each from time to time. But when she finds a piece of paper Seth left behind with one of their names on it, she can’t resist. She scours the internet for information about Hannah, and then one day she plans to “bump in” to her, without telling her who she really is.Seeing Hannah, and talking to her, doesn’t satisfy Thursday’s curiosity: it makes her angrier, more jealous. And when she discovers something about Hannah and Seth’s relationship that alarms her, it presses Thursday to act. The Wives is tremendously fast-paced and it gets CRAZY. The first half of the book is really excellent and it draws you in completely. I couldn’t stop reading it even though I wasn’t happy with how Tarryn Fisher ultimately resolved things. I'm tough on thrillers so you may be completely or partially surprised with the way things end up. (I'm being pretty vague in my description of the plot because I don't want to ruin any of the twists.)If you’re looking for a thriller that will hook you from start to finish, one that will leave you at least slightly breathless, The Wives is one for you!!This book will publish December 30.See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.You can follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/the.bookishworld.of.yrralh/.
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  • Mandy White
    January 1, 1970
    Oh Mylanta... that was some crazy stuff right there. I needed few days to fill comprehend what I read n The Wives. I have been seeing this book everywhere and could not wait to read it. Unsuccessful in being approved for an ARC I bought the kindle version the day it came out and dived right in.Now this is a really tough book to talk about without giving anything away. And trust me, you do not want spoilers on this one. This book is addictive and absolutely crazy. You will think you know what is Oh Mylanta... that was some crazy stuff right there. I needed few days to fill comprehend what I read n The Wives. I have been seeing this book everywhere and could not wait to read it. Unsuccessful in being approved for an ARC I bought the kindle version the day it came out and dived right in.Now this is a really tough book to talk about without giving anything away. And trust me, you do not want spoilers on this one. This book is addictive and absolutely crazy. You will think you know what is about to happen but trust me when I say you will be wrong. This book is so unpredictable and I love that. The ending will have you re-reading the last bit again to make sure that you read it correctly. Super nuts 🥜!!!The story is told from the point of view of Thursday who shares her husband Seth with 2 other women, Monday and Tuesday. She knows nothing about them until she accidentally discovers one of their names. Then she has to find out more., and more. I highly recommend this book to lovers of this genre. The hype is worth it people... get amongst it.
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