The Wives by Tarryn Fisher ~ Live & Review

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher ~ Live & ReviewThe Wives by Tarryn Fisher
ASIN: B07LDD62RY
ISBN: 1488054355
Published by Graydon House on December 30, 2019
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 335
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three-stars

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.

 

“It’s all too perfect, I think. When things are that perfect, something is wrong.”

 

Review:

I’m just confused by this book. I on one hand want to give it one star but then again, I did finish it, and those book I usually give a generous 3 stars to. So here it is, 3 stars because I did finish it.

There are so many things that just didn’t do it for me. The writing was not smooth. It read so rough, and it was a lot of “I did this and then I did that.” Then with the plot, yeah it wasn’t what I was hoping. This is a book trying to be “Gone Girl” ish but failing horribly. There was a lot of plot holes, weak resolutions, convenient endings, and the ending was just nothing. There was no messages, lesson, or anything of substance. There was so much thrown at it that it turned into nothing. It was missing a hook in the middle of the book that I was hoping to draw me in there. That was a point I was hoping to get to and never did.

I don’t like that it use polygamy as a reason for the relationship when it wasn’t anything like that. I’m not an advocate for that type of relationship, but if you’re going to use – use it right. There was a word used in this book, it was an awful one, and there was no reason for it. It added nothing to the book/scene/etc, it was done in poor taste, and it just left me sad. Don’t disrespect someone’s life choices. If you have an issue with them, that’s your choice, but there’s no reason to disrespect them.

I was never given a reason to understand what it was about Seth that had these women with him. The woman should have made me rooting for them when I didn’t even get invested in them either. No matter what genre I read, I want to be invested in the characters I’m reading about – it didn’t happen here.

I really enjoy psychological thrillers, but this just missed the mark for me. I’m still standing by the generous 3 stars, I finished it, and it should get credit for at least getting me to the end.

 

“Something’s going on and I feel like I’m the only person in this marriage who doesn’t know what.”

three-stars

About Tarryn Fisher

I would like to write a novel that every, single person loves, but not even J.K. Rowling could do that. Instead, I try to write stories that pull on people’s emotions. I believe that sadness is the most powerful emotion, and swirled with regret the two become a dominating force. I love villains. Three of my favorites are Mother Gothel, Gaston and the Evil Queen who all suffered from a pretty wicked case of vanity (like me). I like to make these personality types the center of my stories.
I love rain, Coke, Starbucks and sarcasm. I hate bad adjectives and the word “smolder”. If you read my book-I love you. If you hate my book-I still love you, but please don’t be mean to me; I’m half badass, half cry baby.

Tarryn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Seattle with her children and husband. Her heart is dark but she loves you with it anyway. Tarryn is the founder of Guise of the Villain, a fashion blog, and has written twelve published novels. Tarryn is a Slytherin.

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