256 pages ~ ★★★★☆ ~ Netgalley eARC
On their fourth date Seth drops a bombshell, his father had multiple simultaneous marriages, he himself is already married but as his wife doesn’t want children he’s hoping to meet someone new and start a plural marriage.
At the start of the book we meet Thursday, her husband Seth has two other wives she knows as Monday and Tuesday. While Thursday isn’t particularly thrilled by sharing Seth but she reassured by both the anonymity and distance she has from the other wives and that she is Seth’s legal wife (he divorced his first wife to marry her). Thursday is our main character’s actual name and that did confuse me first, I assumed she referred to herself as Thursday because Seth arrives to spend his two days with her on a Thursday, apparently not as her parents also call her that.
Things start to get complicated when Monday falls pregnant and Thursday comes across a medial receipt for Hannah, she can’t resist her curiosity and heads straight to social media determined to find out more about the woman she shares her husband with but as Thursday digs deeper into Seth’s other lives she starts to question the man she’s married to.
This book was an absolute rollercoaster with so many twists and turns, what really kept me reading was trying to work out who was being genuine! As unreliable character’s go this book has plenty, its difficult to say exactly why without spoilers but this hooked me like I didn’t expect. This is my first Tarryn Fisher reads and looking at other reviews she seems to an author people keep going back to so I’d be interesting in trying out some of her other books.
I did notice that this was listed under ‘Erotic Suspense’ on Amazon which I don’t think represents it the best, there are a few sex scenes but the thriller/suspense element is based around the multiple wives/Seth’s personality/Thursday’s paranoia so please don’t let that put you off.
The Wives is out now on Kindle, Audible and Paperback! Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with a copy this in exchange for an honest review.