Published June 2020 by HQ
You’ve never met the other wives. None of you know each other, you see your husband only one day a week. Thursday. But you don’t care, you love him that much. Or at least that’s what you’ve told yourself…
And then, one day it all changes.
You thought you were fine with this, with only having a fraction of a husband. But you can’t help yourself, you start to dig. You begin tracking them down, the other days… Who is Monday and why does she have bruises on her arms? Is she being abused? By who? Her husband? Your husband?
What else is he keeping from you? And who is he, really?
Today is the Blogger Day for The Wives by Tarryn Fisher. I read an e-arc provided to me by the publisher in preparation for today! Thanks HQ!
I really enjoyed Fisher’s book, which was my first by her. The Wives is a suspenseful and page turning thriller full of suspicion and intrigue. The whole novel is told from Thursday’s perspective, telling us about her polygamist husband and his other wives. It took me a while to be okay with this concept! It constantly had me guessing and just when I thought I had it figured out something would happen to change my mind!
All in all I think I guessed one tiny, minuscule part of it but I’m taking that as a win! The book itself was so easy to read and it is nice and short at under 300 pages, definitely a perfect holiday read and one to keep your attention. I think there is a lot of pressure these days with thrillers to try and fit twists in so I was glad this one rolled along smoothly and didn’t feel forced.
As a character, Thursday was a bit of an oddity for me, I’m quite strong-willed and independent (thanks Mum) so when I read a character who is completely besotted by a man like this I’m always a little disjointed in my connection but I could see where her feelings had come from and it made me really cheer for her when she started investigating her husband and his other wives. I really enjoyed thinking about how everything was going to tie together. If you like a good twisty thriller, pick this one up!
The book is out today and you can get in paperback or on kindle (kindle is a bargain!)