Book Review | The Wives

Kicking off a new week after a glorious weekend with a book that I struggled to put down.

the wives

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, she finds something. Something that tells a very different—and horrifying—story about the man she married.

What follows is one of the most twisted, shocking thrillers you’ll ever read.

You’ll have to grab a copy to find out why.


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I always find psychological thrillers quite difficult to review mostly because their success for the reader is better if they know as little as possible about what is actually happening between the pages before diving in. That, of course, makes it tricky for me when there are things I want to say but don’t want to spoil it for other readers. 

The blurb is of course what piqued my interest in this book, it’s hard not to want to know what Thursday finds out about Seth in that unusual scenario. One thing I can tell you with ease is that I managed this book in two sittings and the only reason I had to put it down was because my kindle died on me. It really is that kind of story that you find difficult to leave behind once you get into it.

There was one point I found myself starting to get a little bit disappointed, I won’t go into too much detail but I felt like for such a strong start it was becoming something I had read before. The originality was being replaced by tried and tested and felt, in all honesty, a bit lazy, I was hoping for something that had matched what came before. Obviously, I stuck with it because even though I  was feeling that way this book has somewhat of an addictive quality that keeps you wanting more the further you delve into the story.

I’m glad I did stick with it because the author did manage to pull it back and deliver an ending that gave me a few well-delivered unpredictable thrills and left me with a bit of a book hangover. I would recommend this book if you are looking for a thriller that will consume you for a day or two and leave your heart pounding at the end.



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