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The Wives

Written by: Tarryn Fisher
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
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An Instant Bestseller!

The New York Times | USA Today | The Globe and Mail | The Toronto Star

New York Times bestselling author Tarryn Fisher delivers a pulse-pounding, fast-paced suspense novel that will leave you breathless. A thriller you won’t be able to put down!

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 be willing to go to find out?

And who is his mysterious third wife?

“Nail-biting, heart-clenchingly good.”—New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Torre

“[A] lightning-fast plot.”—Kirkus

“Suspense fans will be rewarded.”—Publishers Weekly

“Some sharp twists.”—Booklist

Don’t miss An Honest Lie, the next gripping, unpauseable, twist-filled thriller from Tarryn Fisher!

Looking for more great books by Tarryn Fisher? Be sure to check out The Wrong Family

©2019 Tarryn Fisher (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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spoiler alert. derivative

the writer is a very good writer but the story starts off intriguing and..again ***spoiler*** here so stop reading if you dont6 want to know the twist...
I actually hate the; it was all a dream/she was crazy/died long ago wrap up. it's so unfair. you can make up any old story and use the convenient; a crazy hallucination or whatever to explain everything. I listened twice to be sure I hadn't missed something but no, and then I didn't even know if what she was doing was actually happening. so listening the second time I'm thinking, is she really getting drunk with her friend? is she really a nurse? I mean who knows. if this is all it takes to get published, I could get published too.

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Riveting

I couldn't stop listening to the story as it unfolded. The narrator's voice while transitioning from character to character was so well done.

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First half 3 last half zero stars

The ending was hella disappointing and made whatever cane before it a complete waste of my time.

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Very disappointed

The ending was not in line with the story very limp ending. Slow to start and dissatisfied ending.

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Utterly rubbish

One of the worst in the domestic thriller genre. Completely absurd characters and ridiculous plot.

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Intriguing right from the start

With a very disappointing ending. It is almost seems like who ever wrote the story didn’t write the last chapters.

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Disappointing

First 3/4 of book was great, I was glued to the story and listened in two days. The ending was majorly disappointing. Spoiler alert... Ending felt unfair and weak. Doesn't give justice to all the women affected by narcissist and abusive men. Furthering the cultural narrative that gaslighting is okay and it's all in the women's head/women are crazy is unacceptable. This is an insensitive and dangerous message to women who are much more often the victim of domestic abuse.

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Keep on guessing

OMG you just can't stop and you don't know what to believe. Great keep you on your toes kinda book.

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intriguing

every chapter get very interesting..I love it. the story is very intriguing and it's hard to stop the book

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Reader❤️

I love the reader❤️ the story kept me guessing to the very end. I highly recommend.

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