1.4.2021 | Monday

The Wrong Family

category: Book Reviews

The Wrong Familytitle: The Wrong Family
author: Tarryn Fisher
published: 29 December 2020
publisher: Graydon House
genre(s): thrillers
pages: 240
source: bought
format: eBook
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | BookBub | Goodreads

rating: five-stars

the blurb

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.

my review

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!

About Tarryn Fisher

I would like to write a novel that every, single person loves, but not even J.K. Rowling could do that. Instead, I try to write stories that pull on people’s emotions. I believe that sadness is the most powerful emotion, and swirled with regret the two become a dominating force. I love villains. Three of my favorites are Mother Gothel, Gaston and the Evil Queen who all suffered from a pretty wicked case of vanity (like me). I like to make these personality types the center of my stories.
I love rain, Coke, Starbucks and sarcasm. I hate bad adjectives and the word “smolder”. If you read my book-I love you. If you hate my book-I still love you, but please don’t be mean to me; I’m half badass, half cry baby.

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