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The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher

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.

This was the last book I read in 2020, and I for sure picked a good one, I adore Tarryn Fisher, I always know I’m going to love her books, ages one of those authors that I will read anything they write, an auto buy author for sure. 

The Wrong Family is in true Tarryn styles, it becomes an obsession as soon as you dive in, it’s edgy and twisty, and sharp. I loved the two narratives from the two different POVs, the characters were both so different, but Tarryn can write in the mind of her characters so well. The way she captures the voice of these characters is really phenomenal, I was completely taken to their mind and their world as soon as I started reading.

One thing I also adore about her writing is the visuals, I can always have such a clear picture of the story unfolding, the setting, the houses, the imagery is so good, I’m such a visual reader, I love being able to build a picture in my head, it makes reading the book that much better. 

The twists and turns in the plot of this book were just… wow. There was parts that I was reading, and I thought I knew what was going on, but then there was a reveal, or a hint at something and I was blown away, I usually go into books completely blind if they’re from my favourite authors, I don’t usually read up on them very much, just the bits of when they’re announced, I did that with The Wrong Family, and it was nothing like I’d expected, not even one bit. 

The storyline was so intense, with such much going on, so much drama for both of the main voices, all of the little bits that were entangled throughout the plot, the way Tarryn wrote this was honestly genius, even now I still have questions, I’m still reeling in the oh my goodness, what actually happened? Which I think makes for a brilliant read. 

I just love Tarryn’s storytelling and her complex characters, each with their own individual voice and they’re own issues and baggage, the characters she writes are always real and raw, and make up their own story to fit the narrative. 

Something I really loved about this book was how the main characters never really knew each other, the way they crossed paths but were so oblivious was genius, I adored the plot, the complexity of it, and the ending was just brilliant.

I’ve given very little away about this book, I realise I’ve just gushed about its brilliance the whole time, but I truly think you need to go in blind, you’ll enjoy it so much more.

If you love psychological thrillers, with a lot going on, and told so very well I highly recommend picking up a Tarryn Fisher book, I would read anything she puts out and that probably makes me biased, but seriously, if it’s something you enjoy give her books a go, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! 

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