The Wives by Tarryn Fisher hooked me from the start with all of its many problematic possibilities. The narrator, Thursday, excitedly awaits her husband’s arrival. This is her only night of the week with him, so she strives to make it special. He spends the other nights of the week with two other women. The first is his ex-wife Regina, a highly successful lawyer, and the other his third pregnant, wife Hannah.
Thursday is fine with this arrangement, or so she thought. She starts becoming obsessed with knowing and meeting both other women. During her investigation, she starts to fear her husband and worries that he may be harming his newest wife. Thursday may not be seeing everything clearly though.
While the beginning of the story hooked me, events started to jump all over. It felt chaotic. This may have been the desired effect, but it didn’t work for me. Overall, a decent read, but with the potential to be so much more.