The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
Imagine that your husband has two other wives.
You’ve never met the other wives. None of you know each other, and because of this unconventional arrangement, you can see your husband only one day a week. But you love him so much you don’t care. Or at least that’s what you’ve told yourself. But one day, while you’re doing laundry, you find a scrap of paper in his pocket—an appointment reminder for a woman named Hannah, and you just know it’s another of the wives. You thought you were fine with your arrangement, but you can’t help yourself: you track her down, and, under false pretenses, you strike up a friendship. Hannah has no idea who you really are. Then, Hannah starts showing up to your coffee dates with telltale bruises, and you realize she’s being abused by her husband. Who, of course, is also your husband. But you’ve never known him to be violent, ever. Who exactly is your husband, and how far would you go to find the truth? Would you risk your own life? And who is his mysterious third wife?
Published December 30, 2019
“It’s all too perfect, I think. When things are that perfect, something is wrong.”
This is the first time I am reading anything by Tarryn Fisher and I am hooked! I can’t wait to read more of her novels in the months to come. I saw this book circulating on my Instagram, so when I went to my local Indigo store on a whim, I saw it already on the shelves! I scooped it up super quick, brought it home and immediately began reading it. I could not put it down, I finished it in a day it was so riveting.
I knew that I was going to be in for a wild ride based off the synopsis from Goodreads and on the back of the book. As I continued to read the novel, I had so many different questions and ideas going through my mind; who would want to be in a polygamist relationship being one of them. Around of the middle of the book is when things started to get really interesting for me. I think it was around that point where I actually yelled “what the hell!” and “oh my god!” My family knows that when I’m reading a truly good novel I will shout and exclaim when something unexpected happens. I’ve also been known to throw books across the room when a character dies (this happened when I was reading Allegiant back in 2014).
“That’s how women are right? Always wondering about each other-curiosity and spite curdling together in little emotional puddles. Little goo that does; if you wonder too hard, you’ll get everything wrong.”
I don’t want to give too much away with this book, but it was 100% not what I was expecting. This one is a re-read for me once I’ve calmed down from the high this novel has left me on. Trust me when I say that this is a must read novel! It’s now been all over my Instagram since it’s been released on December 30. Go to your nearest bookstore and get this novel!!