ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for honest review.
I’m a huge Tarryn Fisher fan and The Wives was among my most highly anticipated releases for 2019.
This is a hard book to review because I don’t want to give anything away, if you’ve never read a Taryn Fisher book before then oh boy are you in for a wild ride! This book follows a woman, who is married to a successful business man named Seth. She’s Seth’s second wife and they’re in a polygamous relationship. He is married to two other women who are refereed to as Monday and Tuesday, as those are the days that Seth visits with them. The Narrator who we know as Thursday, has never met Seth’s other wives and they know nothing about each other. Of course Thursday tries to be the best wife she can be, spotless house, home cooked meals, flirtatious and always willing to please her husband. She resides in Seattle where she works as a nurse on the night shift, the other tow wives live in Portland where Seth has an office.
At the beginning Thursday is very agreeable, believing everything Seth tells her. Never questioning him about why she cant know about the other wives. Thursday, finds a piece of paper in Seth’s pants, its a medical bill with a woman’s name on it. She begins to investigate the other woman, because that’s what anyone would do if you had a chance to see who your husbands other wives are wouldn’t you google her too? The more she learns, she grows more anxious and suspicious of her husband activities.She questions who shes married to and if she even knows him at all. Her investigating is entertaining, as she uncovers things about the other wives. Of course near the half way point the novel takes a really dark turn and it turned out to be something I wasn’t expecting.
This book has so many shocking moments and twists, much like any Taryn Fisher book. I adore her writing and how your never really sure what is actually happening. I read The Wives in two sittings, I was completely captivated by the mystery and I couldn’t get enough. This is the type of book I would recommend to anyone looking for a really messed up story. This is Taryn’s first novel that has been published through a publishing house, and I LOVED it ! Highly recommend, make sure you carve out a few hours to read this one because once you start you wont want to stop.