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.
“He comes over on Thursday every week. That’s my day, I’m Thursday.”
My God does Tarryn Fisher know how to open a story. From the very first page, I was hooked.
The best way to describe this is compulsory. Like a trainwreck, you can’t look away. I finished it last night, and since then, I’ve been reading back through my notes and wondering…
How the hell do I review this without including spoilers???
I think the only way to do that is to remain as vague as possible.
From the blurb, you know that the main character is only one of the wives of her husband. He grew up in a polygamist family, and if that experience taught him anything, it’s that he needs to keep his wives separated.
Look, I’ve read a lot of super judgy reviews about that aspect of the book, but for me, it wasn’t an issue. I could give a shit about how other people love each other.
And weirdly, I got it. Thursday’s husband, Seth, was well-written. He was gorgeous and charming and somehow sexy as all get-out and seemed like he really, truly loved each of his wives. And it should be noted that all of the women agreed to this arrangement. It was consensual polygamy.
But then Thursday finds a note in her husband’s pocket with the name of one of his other wives on it. Curiosity is part of human nature. We get ourselves into all sorts of trouble because we just have to know things.
The same is true for Thursday. Once the pandora’s box is opened, there’s no getting her newfound knowledge back in. And when a troubling pattern to Seth’s behavior toward his other wives begins to emerge, she falls fully down the rabbit hole, dragging the reader with her.
Halfway through the book, everything goes sideways. What you thought was happening might not really be happening. Or is it? Is Thursday an unreliable narrator? Or is she being gaslighted by Seth?
I spent the second half of the book wondering which one it was, or if it was a combination of both. And even though I guessed at some of the plot twists, it made this book no less compelling.
Tarryn Fisher hit the ground running on the very first page and set a brutal pace throughout the story. There is zero downtime, no point in which the narrative got too heavy or the dialogue dragged. Every chapter was infused with urgency.
I had to know what happened next.
The only thing that almost kept this from being a five-star read for me was the very last page. It ended in a somewhat over-the-top manner that didn’t seem to fit with what had immediately preceded it.
Which is fine. I get it; go big or go home.
Ultimately I decided to give this ALL the stars because I am still thinking about it and I have a feeling that I will be for weeks to come.
I cannot wait to see what Tarryn Fisher puts out next. She’s definitely going on my auto-buy list.