The Wives

The Wives

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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Secretly befriending one of her husband’s two other wives, Thursday is horrified to discover that the woman is being violently abused by the man they both love. Simultaneous. 200,000 first printing.

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An Instant Bestseller!

-The New York Times

-USA Today

-The Globe and Mail

-The Toronto Star

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!

&;You&;ll have whiplash until the very end.&;&;New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover

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.

&;Nail-biting, heart-clenchingly good.&;&;New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Torre

&;[A] lightning-fast plot.&;&;Kirkus

&;Suspense fans will be rewarded.&;&;Publishers Weekly

&;Some sharp twists.&;&;Booklist

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Graydon House Books,, 2019
ISBN: 9781488054358
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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wmtlady
Mar 21, 2020

I was not a fan of Fisher's writing style or her lead character, but I kept reading because there were several issues that needed resolution and the author did a good job of hooking me in to her plot. 'So glad that I read it through to the end. Everything fit together, even the character's personality and the author's style of writing. The more I thought about it, I esteem this book to have taken more care and skill to be written than the popular "Gone Girl".

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weezie1
Mar 18, 2020

Was wondering why I was unable to put a hold on this book?

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singidunum_25
Mar 17, 2020

This is my second book from this author and I need to say that it didn’t disappoint at all. All you need to know is that plot of this book is driven through a very well developed character, named Thursday. It’s a fast read, keeps you engaged and end was far from predictable. Despite mixed reviews, give it chance and you will not regret it!

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nanathaver
Mar 06, 2020

This book had me hooked - and the ending I did not at all see coming. Which made it a good book for me, it was not predictable!

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shaylae
Mar 03, 2020

Quite disappointed in this one. It wasnt really what I thought it would be and the ending was awful. At least it was a pretty quick read.

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NRBBrady
Feb 24, 2020

This starts out with an interesting premise and served as the encouragement I needed to keep turning pages even as I was slowly becoming disillusioned with what I perceived as semi-truck sized holes in the narrative. This is one of those books that when you read it to its final page, you scratch your head and ask yourself why you were so generous with time you will never get back. The ending was a disappointment, the middle wasn't much better. This didn't fall into the rating category for me to stop midway through, but it sure was just a whisper from it.

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curd5223
Feb 18, 2020

The word I think of when describing this book is "stupid". I read the entire book and can't believe I wasted my time.

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catw2ooo
Feb 16, 2020

What a waste. Three wives? Really? The author seems to have left out a lot of information. The ending was stupid. Such a disappointment.

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AmandaSheridan
Feb 10, 2020

I could not put this book down! I literally had no clue what end was up at times, I went back and forth between on who I believed and by the end of the book I still was shocked! My mind was blown. Highly highly recommend this book!

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PolyWogg
Jan 27, 2020

BOTTOM-LINE:
Unreliable narrator, inconsistent story, ridiculous ending
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PLOT OR PREMISE:
A wife of a polygamist starts to wonder about his other two wives and seeks them out, only to find a potentially dark secret.
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WHAT I LIKED:
The original premise was unusual and intriguing, and the writer's use of an unreliable narrator is creative.
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WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
The original premise is interesting enough for you to want to find out about a three-wife relationship, where all three wives are kept separate. For most people, the immediate reaction would be, "Why would any woman agree to this ridiculously unbalanced relationship?", and for the story to work, you have to see it "working". Except it never does. For example, you don't see why the protagonist would agree, nor given the fact she is neurotic and alone for four days of the week, she never tries to find out info about the other two. Really? Add in some obvious and not so obvious gaslighting themes that go nowhere, a ridiculous fantasy ending, and it's hard to finish. More importantly, she's a nurse who learns medical info from a lawyer; she is comforting a potential abuse victim and when she starts looking for the door, the narrator puts her hand on her arm to comfort her / encourage her to stay; and she describes herself in one scene as plain Jane and then later as reasonably attractive. I felt ripped off with the ending, not rewarded for making it through. Thank heavens I get a "badge" for this in my reading challenge hehehe.
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DISCLOSURE:
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.

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