The Wives – Book Review

Hello all! Just finished with the audio book The Wives by Tarryn Fisher and couldn’t wait to share my insight about this book! The Wives: A Novel eBook: Fisher, Tarryn: Kindle Store

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.

  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Graydon House; Original edition (December 30, 2019)
  • Publication Date: December 30, 2019
  • Genre:- Psychological Thriller/Domestic Thriller
Tarryn Fisher

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Tarryn Fisher is cooler than you, but not one to rub it in your face. She graduated first in her class at Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She is a lover of human nature, and a real life villain (House of Slytherin). Her heart is dark, but she loves you with it anyway. Currently she lives in Washington with her family and just finished her tenth novel, Folsom, which is now available.

First of all, this book has been in my want to read book list for a long time. Scribd had the audiobook and since I was satisfied with the previous one, decided to try out the audio book. And I am having really mixed feelings about this book.

So in a nutshell, a woman named Thursday is married to a man named Seth. But this Seth is married to other women, named Regina and Hannah, who he called as Mondays (Hannah) and Tuesday (Regina). Then Thursday finds a note in Hannah’s name and then she meets Hannah, one of Seth’s wife. While Thursday was doted by Seth, with Hannah, she finds bruises and marks. Is Seth really the man she knows? What about the other wife?

I will just babble on and on about this book


  • This book contains lots of twists and turns, many are unexpected twists. It also becomes a little complicated as well dramatic and dark. For example, the narrator believes that Seth is having a polygamy marriage as he is married to two other women but towards the middle, Seth grotesquely manipulates the narrator that she was making things up. And towards the end we find that Seth is only married to Hannah, was ex-husband to Regina and the narrator served as a mistress to Seth. So yeah, it’s complicated.
  • The author has written this book very well by keeping the reader hooked into the story. What makes this book really interesting is that our narrator is actually unreliable (most psychological thriller narrators are supposed to be unreliable) so we don’t know exactly whether to believe her or not.
  • I didn’t know the narrator’s name was Thursday until towards the end!!! (what type of parent would name their kid as Thursday?!?!?). You do kind of feel sorry for the main character, as she is trying in vain to prove herself not crazy (though she really is crazy) and that she was actually being used by Seth and Regina, the ex-wife. Seth was a cheater, probably a womanizer as well and probably physically abusing his wives (both ex and present). And Regina, she was simply trying to seek revenge for Thursday stealing her husband. It also annoyed the fact that men use women only for children purpose and if they can’t have any children, they will just leave for another woman.
  • This was actually an entertaining book to read–I mean you really want to know if the narrator is really crazy or not. To me, this book is more suitable for a dramatic movie or TV show. Though the first few chapters were a bit boring to me, the ending got intense. The ending was so intense that I am still thinking about it.
  • There are so many unanswered and confused questions in the book (I am not going to put too much spoiler here)
  • Though the physical abuse is real, I feel the book is a bit unrealistic. Like what type of woman would agree to a polygamy relationship (I won’t) and the narrator becoming to obsessed with finding answers. That was a bit unrealistic to me.

Overall, this is a good psychological thriller to read, it will keep you intense until the end! Worth four stars!

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