The Wrong Family

The Wrong Family

Book - 2020
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An off-kilter narrator witnesses the slow unraveling of a couple's strained marriage that erupts in unexpected ways, in a chilling tale of domestic suspense.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Graydon House, ©2020.
ISBN: 9781525810008
Characteristics: 329 pages ;,24 cm.


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Apr 21, 2021

4 stars. This is the first book of Fisher's that I've read and I really enjoyed it. She writes a taut little thriller. Winnie and Nigel and their son Sam live in a lovely old home in Seattle, Washington. Sam meets a homeless woman, Juno one day and Juno takes an interest in the family. In fact, she takes a very great interest in the family and embeds herself in their lives. The perfect world the family presents to the world is far from perfect and soon Juno learns a lot about them. And Juno has a lot of secrets of her own. This was a nifty little read.

Apr 17, 2021

A homeless woman is living in a family’s crawlspace. She has a backstory to her homeless state but rather than work it out she becomes involved in the family’s secrets and our story begins. I can say I have never read anything quite like this. Not only the story but ms fisher’s words are evocative.

Apr 12, 2021

3.5 stars rounded up. Definitely not the best work to come from Tarryn Fisher, but still pretty entertaining. The first book by Tarryn I read was called Marrow, and it's been years since I read it, it still haunts me to this day. So knowing that I still like to read what she puts out, her mind and thoughts are so twisty, it makes for a great read. This book did have some very good twists, it's just not one that I will think about for years to come. Definitely worth the read still.

Mar 02, 2021

I read The Wives, found it be disappointing overall, but decided to give this author another read. It appears that Tarryn Fisher only has one trick up her sleeve, and it’s to cover up a story full of plot holes with a mentally ill character who has no rhyme or reason for their actions. Not my favorite gimmick, so I'm gonna pass on her future offerings.

Feb 28, 2021

In response to others' comments about the unlikeable characters, if they were likeable, there would have been no story. I enjoyed this one and it's twists and turns kept my interest to the end.
Was a little disappointed to have it come to an early end as there was a readers guide and excerpt from one of her other books at the back.
Will look for more from this author.

Feb 23, 2021

Disappointed in this novel - all the characters are unlikeable so I had no idea who I should be rooting for and the plot was all over the place. I definitely had higher expectations.

Feb 17, 2021

Just could not get into this story. Read a few chapters and returned it.

Feb 07, 2021

A fun thriller with some unique twists.

Jan 18, 2021

DNF @44%
2020; Mira/HQN

When I first started reading The Wives, I was so enthralled with the mystery, I could not stop listening for the first 1/4 of the book. By the end of it, I wondered why I hung on to finish it. I am not a complete quitter, so I decided to give Fisher another shot. Again, I was so intrigued, but as I started to guess on what was happening I decided to DNF. I don't want to give another lower rating so I am bowing out. I am in minority for both books, so I would read other reviews if this one sound good to you. I found that Fisher tries to sway you away from figuring out the mystery, but goes too far left field (ie: it has nothing to do with the story). Then I start thinking, maybe I haven't figured it out and gear myself for something cool, and it was what I initially thought. I feel misled and it wasn't a fun enough journey that I could forgive the betrayal. I don't think I will try another book by Fisher as I don't seem to be the reader for these books.

***I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.***

Dec 29, 2020

I have pondered how I want to write this review and decided less is more. Suffice it to say that this story which takes place in a home across the street from Greenlake in Seattle is a thriller unlike any I’ve read and kept me up late two nights reading it. There are a lot of people with BIG problems in this book and Fisher’s introduction to them in the first few chapters establishes that fact, but ow the people are connected is the story. I have a few quibbles, and I’m hoping they appear only in the galley. At one point, a homeless woman goes to King County Library. She lives in Seattle. She would go to the Seattle Public Library. Marymoor Park is also misspelled. Not a big deal, I agree, but if you are a local resident, it is an easily corrected mistake.

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