The Wives by Tarryn Fisher, Lauren Fortgang (Narrator)
Published December 30th 2019 by Harlequin Audio
I really enjoyed this twisty, crazy addictive read. A story about polygamy, would you be willing to share your spouse with two others? Thursday has never met the two other wives she shares her husband with, but when she does, she sets in motion a path that will destroy many lives. Thursday is more accepting than I would ever be. I would not be willing to share my husband with not one, but two other wives. Seth was raised in a polygamist group and even though he left the group, he seems to be moving forward in his life following in his parent’s footsteps. When Thursday gets a bit too curious, she sets out to meet and possibly destroy the other wive’s relationships with Seth. What follows is a twisty ride that I was totally not expecting. This was definitely a book with an unreliable narrator, but who was lying and who was telling the truth or was anyone? This was a well-written and plotted story that gripped me right from the beginning of the book and grabbed tighter as the story progressed. I didn’t know what to expect as I turned the pages. This is a psychological thriller with lots of twists, a bit of a mystery and suspense and a roller coaster of a story. I definitely recommend this one.
I listened to the audiobook of this story narrated by Lauren Fortgang. This is the first book I have listened to by this voice actress, but it won’t be the last. She used a strong, harsh voice that fit the character of Thursday perfectly. I could almost picture her as I listened. Her expression, tone and inflection used throughout the story brought it to life for this listener and I do recommend this audiobook for not only the great story, but the narration as well. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
Synopsis: 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?
About the Author: I would like to write a novel that every, single person loves, but not even J.K. Rowling could do that. Instead, I try to write stories that pull on people’s emotions. I believe that sadness is the most powerful emotion, and swirled with regret the two become a dominating force. I love villains. Three of my favorites are Mother Gothel, Gaston and the Evil Queen who all suffered from a pretty wicked case of vanity (like me). I like to make these personality types the center of my stories.
I love rain, Coke, Starbucks and sarcasm. I hate bad adjectives and the word “smolder”. If you read my book-I love you. If you hate my book-I still love you, but please don’t be mean to me; I’m half badass, half cry baby.