The Wrong Family

The Wrong Family

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"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."--Publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Graydon House, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781525806377
1525806378
9781525810008
1525810006
Branch Call Number: FIC FISHER
Characteristics: 329 pages ; 23 cm

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comicnrrd
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.

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dontbugmeimreading
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.

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Dee_BPL
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.

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weezie1
Feb 17, 2021

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

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Katie_Dublin
Feb 07, 2021

A fun thriller with some unique twists.

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mynovelesquelife
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.***

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brangwinn
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.

debwalker Nov 11, 2020

When you move in with what you thought was a perfect family......

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