The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

Today I’m delighted to host the audio blog tour for The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

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 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?

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My thoughts

This was an incredible book to listen to. I must admit if I had been reading an actual physical book I may well have thrown it across the room in frustration in the early stages. Here was this smart, seemingly together woman whose entire life seemed to resolve around her husband. A husband she shared with two other women and saw only once a week. Her only concern was how to please him and herself at the top wife’. Oh but as I listened on, the story grew darker, more intriguing and very, very different from what I expected.

Told in the first person, we are drawn deep into the mind of the protagonist. Her husband, Seth, seems to be having his cake and eating it. She seems content with the arrangement. She loves him after all. But then she starts asking questions about the other wives. Things don’t seem to add up and so she starts digging away to find answers and before long everything begins to unravel. Soon she begins to question not only the man she loves but also her own sanity. Or is it all part of some elaborate plan.

Edgy, engrossing and a complete rollercoaster of a story, this was an excellent audio book. I finished the last few chapters in the bath with my headphones on and it’s amazing how it pulls you in. It adds a whole new dimension to the storytelling. I think I may just become a little bit addicted. I would thoroughly recommend The Wives and if you aren’t keen on Audiobooks then it is also available in paperback and EBook.

Thanks so much to the lovely team at HQStories for inviting me to take part in this audio blog tour.

About the author

1-2Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of ten novels. Born a sun hater, she currently makes her home in Seattle, Washington with her children, husband, and psychotic husky. Tarryn writes about villains.

Find out more about Tarryn by visiting her website here.

 

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