The Wrong Family

Posted 4 January 2021 by Kim in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

The Wrong FamilyThe Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher
Published by Graydon House on 29 December 2020
Genres: thrillers
Audience: adult
Pages: 240
Source: bought
Format: eBook
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Rating: five-stars

synopsis

From the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Wives comes another twisted psychological thriller guaranteed to turn your world upside down.
Have you ever been wrong about someone?
Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch.
Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son—the perfect life. Only now that she’s living in their beautiful house, she sees the cracks in the crumbling facade are too deep to ignore.
Still, she isn’t one to judge. After her grim diagnosis, the retired therapist simply wants a place to live out the rest of her days in peace. But that peace is shattered the day Juno overhears a chilling conversation between Winnie and Nigel…
She shouldn’t get involved.
She really shouldn’t.
But this could be her chance to make a few things right.
Because if you thought Juno didn’t have a secret of her own, then you were wrong about her, too.
From the wickedly dark mind of bestselling author Tarryn Fisher, The Wrong Family is a taut new thriller that’s riddled with twists in all the right places.

I love a Tarryn Fisher thriller. There are a few things that you can be guaranteed when you pick one up. One, the characters will be completely messed up but messed up in even more ways than you think, and that reveal is going to be good. Two, it’s going to be a tangled and twisted ride.

The Wrong Family has both of these things. There were times when I thought I’d figured it out, thinking that the reveals and revelations weren’t as big as I’d hoped. Then I realized why… because I was utterly wrong. That’s what I love about her thrillers. They twist and turn, and just when I think I have it figured out, I realized just how wrong I was. I love that in a thriller.

The story is told through the perspectives of two women, Juno and Winnie. They were complex characters who were somehow both likable and unlikable, dependent upon both the perspective and the events of the story. Juno, a woman who has found herself in a life she never imagined, moves in with Winnie and her family. She was certain she knew them, but time will tell her that there are dynamics between the Crouches she never imagined. And Winnie seems like a woman who has it all… a handsome husband, a beautiful home in a sought after part of town, a great son. But Winnie’s life is far from the carefully created vision of perfection.

And that’s all I’m going to say because this is a book that needs to be read with no preconceived notions about it! If you love a twisted, tangled thriller, this is a book that will captivate you and have you turning the pages from start to finish!


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