How you feel knowing your husband had two other wives? What about if you met Wife 3 and there’s evidence that her husband beats her. Her husband who is, obviously, your husband. And Wife 1….who is Wife 1?
This book answers that question and so much more.
TW: mental illness, polygamy, miscarriages, talk of forced/induced abortion, infidelity
The Wives is an in-depth look at the life of a polygamist wife and the mental anguish it can cause knowing that you willfully share your husband with other women. Our main character, identified by the day of the week she gets to have the husband “Thursday” (which is also later revealed to be her actual name), tells the story from the point of view of a scorned second wife. Though she is the legal wife of Seth, she suspects she isn’t the one he loves due to her miscarriage before the inception of the book.
“Thursday” works a nurse in Seattle. “Monday” and “Tuesday” live in Portland. Seth works in Portland. Thursday begins the story as a wife in love deeply with her husband. He began to court her, you see, when he and Wife 1 were heading for a possible divorce. Thursday was a first year nursing student (believe me, it’s rough) and he approached her in a coffee shop. The rest is history.
As things go along, Thursday becomes more and more jealous of Tuesday’s (Hannah) developing pregnancy. She takes it upon herself to go to Portland and befriend Tuesday under an assumed alias.
The Wives had so many plot twists, I didn’t see half of them coming until they were written on the page! This story is sure to become a favorite of mine and a psychological thriller I’ll compare everything else to. Pick up a copy upon release and figure out the true limits one wife is willing to push.
The Wives is Tarryn Fisher’s forthcoming novel. Due for release December 30 from Harlequin’s Graydon House imprint, this psychological thriller is sure to please! Please visit https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781525805127_the-wives.html for more info and ways to purchase!
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