Review: The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher

The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher
Genres: Psychological Thriller, Suspenseful

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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.

The Wrong Family is my first read of Tarryn Fisher. If you follow me you know I tend to dive in without even reading the synopsis of the book and that’s exactly what I did. I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. While I will freely admit that I was expecting a love story (since that is mainly what I receive to review), I was happily surprised to be reading a suspenseful thriller instead.

Now generally with a romance the author dives right in, fast paced to get to the nitty gritty of the relationship so please understand that since I had no clue what genre this book was I was expecting the reading pace to be a bit faster. After learning the genre of The Wrong Family I understood the slower pace. Fisher was setting up a somewhat complex story.

The four main characters are quite different, yet also very similar. Which adds complexity to the story. The flow was a bit jarring at first, but all for good reason I would learn. I mean this story is meant to be suspenseful.

I enjoyed how Fisher made me wonder what I would do in the situations that Nigel, Winnie, and Juno were in. Would I take what I gleaned from eavesdropping and let my imagination run with it, like Juno? Would I let the true events haunt me like Winnie? Would I let circumstances go like Nigel? I honestly can’t say.

Tarryn Fisher has written a truly twisted and mind boggling book. The Wrong Family will have you questioning what you think you know and the reality that is. You will be checking every nook, cranny, and crawl space around you.

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