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The Wives

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  125,516 ratings  ·  15,400 reviews

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!

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, s

ebook, 256 pages
Published December 30th 2019 by Graydon House
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Christine I understand why you would ask if animals were harmed. It happens all the time in thrillers, especially if there are serial killers or any kind of psy…moreI understand why you would ask if animals were harmed. It happens all the time in thrillers, especially if there are serial killers or any kind of psychopath involved. It's an easy way to show how hateful someone is or to evoke sympathy for a character. I hate seeing or reading anything about animals getting hurt and have to skip over those parts.
But you're safe, no animal abuse or murder in this one.


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Emily May
2 1/2 stars. Very fast-paced, compulsively-readable and, ultimately, ridiculous.

I'm not even sure how to organize my thoughts on this book. Did I enjoy it? I must have. I didn't want to tear my eyes away from the page. I felt like I needed to know what was going on. It was, I guess, that special kind of deliciously trashy beach read that is ridiculous, unbelievable, and yet impossible to put down. 2 1/2 stars it is then.

It's told from the point of view of a woman whose husband has two other wiv
ELLIAS (elliasreads)
Dec 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
what. the fuck.

I can’t trust Goodreads reviews anymore because how is this a 4 starred book??!! IM—

I think this is another instance where the most of the people who’ve read from this author— are new to the thriller genre and absolutely love it.

Not meeeeee.

This book’s plot was ridiculous; right to the climax—ridiculous to the point where it’s non-believable. Actually most thrillers are non-believable but there’s a groundness to it, a reality check of plausible believability. But not here, folks.
Colleen Hoover
I read this book a few months back and it was everything I've been waiting for from Tarryn Fisher. Not that she hasn't delivered before, but she OVER delivered with this one. About a day after I read it, my mind was still numb. I needed a distraction, so I asked one of my many sons, "Do you know of any apps that can distract me from this callipygian book I just read?"
He said, "TikTok. It's great."
I already had a TikTok account, but it's been a couple of years since I logged on. So I took his a
chai ♡
The synopsis: Imagine that your husband has two other wives.

Me, an intellectual: Easy. Dump him and marry each other. The end.
Apr 29, 2020 rated it did not like it
what fucking bullshit
Mar 12, 2020 rated it did not like it
First half was 3 stars, second half bumped it down to 1 star for relying on a heavy-handed and cheap plot twist and turning into a convoluted and melodramatic soap opera.
Nilufer Ozmekik
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three…four….three….four….three…four…Okay stop just give 3.5 rounded up 4 delusional, twist and shout, come on come on come on baby stars!

Dear God, it’s me, not Margaret, oh hell no Chelsea( sorry using the `hell` word), this is Nilufer.( you may call me Nily shortly) I honesty, truly, genuinely ask you because I didn’t find the answer. WTF that I just read?( sorry for my language, I already close my mouth but unfortunately my fingers are still functioning)

This book is devilish, surprising, a g
Jan 26, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-reads
This story went from super intriguing, to stupid, to boring, to more stupid, and then it became downright terrible.


Pre-reading thoughts! 💭
I can’t wait to see how fucked up this is going to get. 😍
Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
"It’s all too perfect, I think. When things are that perfect, something is wrong."


Tarryn Fisher is and always will be one of my all time favourite authors because of The Opportunist. Whilst I am a big fan of her romance novels, The Wives was my first attempt at reading one of her psychological thrillers. This review is going to be slightly problematic because this book was both a mindfuck and a clusterfuck at the same time.

Dark and Unwavering

My first tip for this book wou
Aug 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs-read
Confession: I didn’t realize the protagonist’s actual name was Thursday until the very end of the book.

How did I miss that? I mean, it says it right in the synopsis.

I honestly thought that was just the day her husband slept with her.

And if that statement isn't indication enough, I will just say it, this story was wild. I have to give it credit for being unique.

Thursday is married to Seth. Seth has two other spouses. None of the women know one another, but to Thursday's knowledge they are all li
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Whenever I see anything about plural marriages, I'm always fascinated. Let's be honest, one marriage is hard enough... who's got the energy to sign up for more than one at the same time?

Thursday is married to Seth, but he also has two other wives. None of them have ever met or know much about each other. One day, Thursday finds a receipt in Seth's pocket for a woman named Hannah, and she deduces it's one of his other wives. She's so curious and starts digging around. As she does, she realizes th
Cardan Greenbriar
Nov 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
you know those great ole' days in school when you didn't do your school project probably because you were so lazy and procrastinating but now you're in trouble, the deadline is near, so you ask some of your friends (or maybe they volunteer) to hAlp.
You take different parts of the projects your friends have done, shove them together, give it "your own style" and then present it to your teacher (who btw rolls her eyes)
this is what Taryn Fisher has done
from characters, to plots and even "Her Lege
Miranda Reads
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Thursday has spent her entire life not only saddled with an odd name but also poised on the edge.

Most recently, she's married the guy of her dreams...only to realize that he has other wives. Something-something-Salt Lake City sorta stuff.

And at first, she thought she can handle it. "Monday" and "Tuesday" (as she's nicknamed them) only see her husband a few days a week.

But she knows her role - the wild and fun wife - the one who makes a gorgeous dinner and does what he wants. And for a whil
Feb 09, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: overdrive

The Wives is a psychological thriller about a woman in a polygamist marriage.

Thursday married her dream man. He treats her like gold and is the perfect husband. The only flaw is that Seth happens to have two other wives. Thursday is the second wife and only gets to see Seth on Thursdays (yes, her name matches the day of the week she sees her husband). She endures this arrangement to be with the man she loves. However, when Thursday begins digging for information on Seth’s other two wiv
Jan 15, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
i went into this thinking it would be a 5 star read but no baby no this ain't it

the first half was super promising but then it went soooooo downhill. it had every cliche thriller trope and there were so many plot holes it didn't even make sense

tbh the synopsis of this book is the best thing about it
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

My mind feels razed and not in a good way.
This was a clusterfuck (a la Mud Vein) with an unreliable narrator whose psychosis wasn't particularly believable. FRTC
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
In your wildest imagination could you ever be content knowing your husband had two other wives?
Are you serious?!
You don’t know them, you don’t live together.
But yet there they are… out there somewhere, sharing time with him.
Could you possibly be satisfied with this bizarre relationship?

“You say I'm crazy
'Cause you don't think I know what you've done.
But when you call me baby
I know I'm not the only one”.
- Sam Smith

This was a clever, unpredictable psychological thriller that had me guess
Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
3.5 stars....

I really, really wanted to read this book! I had heard so much about it. I got declined for an ARC so what did I do? I ran out and bought it the second I could, and devoured it! So I really loved it...until I did not. This was a really interesting, intriguing, kind of car wreck ..can't look away book, until about the 75% point and then I was like what?! Then it just got too weird, even for me. I can take weird, trust me.

So most of this story is from Thursday's POV. Thursday is wife
Claudia Ramírez
Jul 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
This book surprised me. A LOT.

The first half of it I was sure I was going to LOVE IT, but then... shit happens, and I didn't like the direction it took.

But I will say this: I absolutely adore Tarryn's way with words. Her writing only improves with every book!
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Confessions Of A Twisted Mind- "When things are that perfect, something is wrong."
TF is a self-confessed "Swirler of Emotions" and the longer the swirl, the tougher it becomes to separate one from the rest. Much like Thursday, whose life is spinning so fast, that events, accidents, emotions and reality is blurring right in front of her eyes. She's in a consensual relationship with a polygamist and totally acceptable of the Other Two Wives called Monday and Tuesday.
"How have I become t
Compulsively readable, mind distorting, & ultimately a train wreck!

THE WIVES by TARRYN FISHER is an engaging, fast-paced, dark, gritty, and twisty thriller that had quite the bizarre, intriguing and original premise to it. I was immediately sucked into the story and could not put this book down for the first half of the story. The first half was absolutely unputdownable and had my full attention and then around the 50% mark my attention started to wane a little bit and then well the ending happe
Susanne  Strong
3 Stars

Can I just say REALLY!?! Or NO, how about just NO!

Let’s face it: “The Wives” by Tarryn Fisher started out strong, really strong and I was loving it.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday? Wowza. That is wild and is definitely not for me but I’m crazy intrigued (at least by the storyline, lol)!

Unfortunately by about 60% the novel just went off the rails. That said, I was still all in.. and it got better (thank gosh) and that was simply because Thursday kept my attention. Heck, I liked her and I be
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
This damn book! 3.5, 3, no 2 .... I don’t fracking know! Let me just show my thoughts in gifs!!!

Yeah, a 2.

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Holly  B
How many wives is too many wives?  


I could not put this down for the first 50% and my mind was a swimming. The last half was even crazier and the snarky attitude on point.

Super twisty / Super twisted

I might share a bottle of Pinot Grigio, but NOT my husband. I also wouldn't be keen to be assigned "a day of the week." Poor little Thursday is searching for a polygamy group online and it proves difficult. Where shall she turn? Will she go there? Yep

There is some darkness and a lot o
Larry H
Dec 25, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm somewhere between 3 and 3.5 stars.

Whoa, now that was a crazy ride!!

“Imagining what the future holds proves difficult when factoring in two other women who share your husband.”

Thursday only sees her husband once a week. It’s not an arrangement she likes, but it’s one she has to live with, since Seth has two other wives. She sometimes can’t believe she agreed to this, and at times she wishes she could just have him to herself.

She’s never met either of the other women. She doesn’t even know the
Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
Shocking or shamelessly manipulative, I am not sure which one but it was one fun, dark and twisted read even for this dark and twisted reader.  I think this picky twisted reader might be mellowing out a little here with things that hit a nerve for me. I think Tarryn Fisher might have played into that by kicking it up a notch here with the dark and horrifying behavior.  I think Norma might be picking up some of my pickiness because it seemed to hit a nerve with her and she was left feeling a bit ...more
May 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
This is a thriller mystery. When I went into this book I was really not sure about this one because of all the mixed review, but it has been sitting on my shelf forever so I decided to give it a try. I have to say it was not my favorite thriller, but it was not the worst thriller that I have read. I am not going to sum up the book here in my review, but I will tell you what I really feel about the book. I have to say about the first 40% of the book I really liked it, and I could see greatness in ...more
i definitely would have found this more thrilling if it hadnt reminded me so much of greer hendricks’ ‘the wife between us.’

the similarities are so noticeable that i was able to predict the entire last 1/3 of this book. thats not to say this a horrible story - its actually written quite well - its just the familiarity of the plotline made it so i couldnt enjoy the mystery aspect of the novel. plus there are some things that are thrown in just for shock value, not for relevance or plot developme
Katie B
So many thoughts about this book, even days after I finished it. Overall, I did enjoy the book and it was certainly a page turner. However, I wasn't entirely happy with the second half of the story. It was one of those instances in which you still feel invested but yet you are also feeling a bit disappointed in the direction the story is headed. So I am left with some conflicted feelings and I wasn't quite sure what rating I wanted to give the book. 3.5 stars might actually be a better rating.

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'THE WIVES:' Is a full length, stand alone Psychological Thriller by Tarryn Fisher

Holy shit! I don’t even know how to go about writing up this review! I’m sitting here in awe of this author! Readers after me have no idea what they are getting themselves into!! What a roller coaster of a ride, twists and turns, nail biting, suspenseful heart racing moments. This book was utterly unique, this author is the queen when it comes to stepping out of the box, her knack at throwing stories at us wher
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