Today I’m sharing my review of the audiobook The Wives by Tarryn Fisher as part of the audiobook blog tour.
What’s this book about?
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. 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?
Wow!! This was such a tense listen and I just couldn’t get enough of it! I listened to it at every opportunity I could get and as I got towards the end it become so utterly and completely addictive that I physically couldn’t press that pause button! In fact at one point my husband came out of the house wondering why I was still in the car when I had arrived home from the shops 30 minutes beforehand but I was so immersed in the final few minutes of this heart pounding narrative that I had to stay put until it had finished! And what an ending it was!
The premise of this book reached out to me immediately as it had a fascinating plot. Thursday by name is also Thursday by nature as that’s the one night that her husband comes to her. She dresses up and prepares a delicious gourmet dinner for him and then he stays the night. But Thursday and Seth aren’t your typical married couple as he has two other wives that share him with Thursday. And she’s okay with this…until one day she sees a text on Seths phone and becomes obsessed by the other two women in his life.
The Wives is the first book I’ve ever listened to (or read) by Tarryn Fisher but it certainly won’t be the last. Her style is so wonderfully involving that it totally drags you into the lives of her characters until you feel like you’re actually in the book with them, an invisible interloper, spying on their most private moments. There are so many unexpected twists and turns as Thursday tries to find out more about the two women that Seth spends the rest of his week with. What sort of women are happy to share the love of their life with others? Thursday has to know but that’s when things start to look very, very wrong indeed.
The Wives is a tale of tortured love, of obsessive desire and how far someone is prepared to go to keep possession of the object of that craving. I had no idea where it was going and, to be honest, I was enjoying it so much that I really didn’t care! This is one of those books where you just surf the waves of suspense until you’re washed ashore, exhausted but exhilarated after the rollercoaster ride of your life! Have you gathered yet that I loved this book?!
Enticingly compulsive from start to finish!
Meet the author
Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of nine novels. Born a sun hater, she currently makes her home in Seattle, Washington, with her children, husband and psychotic husky. She loves connecting with her readers on Instagram.