Hello and welcome to one of the opening stops on the audio blog tour for ‘The Wives’ by Tarryn Fisher. Thanks to Izzy Smith at HQ for the invite and for a digital copy of the audiobook via the audiobooks.com app. Before I share my review, here’s what the book is all about:
“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 pretences, 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 realise 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?”
Book Links – audiobooks.com – Google Books UK – Audible UK
This was such a brilliant audiobook. I was really intrigued by the premise, about a woman married to man who had two other wives, I mean who does that these days?
I can’t give anything away about the plot as it will definitely spoil the story for you. However, I will tell you that the story had me shaking my head on numerous occasions, questioning why this modern confident woman was putting up with such a twisted relationship in the 21st century?
I haven’t read or listened to any books by Tarryn Fisher before, so really didn’t know what to expect. I must admit I wasn’t too sure about the start of the book, as I found the language a bit crass at times, but I’m so glad I stuck with it, as it’s a brilliant story with some very, very clever twists. In fact I was still thinking about it days later, definitely the sign of a good book! Oh and that ending! Well you’ll have to listen to it to find out what happens!
I loved Lauren Fortgang’s narration, she hooked me straight away and had me driving home the long way as I was drawing near to the conclusion of the book. She is a ‘new to me’ narrator who I’ve now added to my ever-growing list of favourite narrators.
I wholeheartedly recommend this on audio to thriller lovers and audiobook lovers, you’ll really enjoy listening to this one.
About the Author
Tarryn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Seattle with her children and husband. Her heart is dark but she loves you with it anyway. Tarryn is the founder of Guise of the Villain, a fashion blog, and has written twelve published novels. Tarryn is a Slytherin.