The premise of this booked was really what hooked me. I’ve never read anything else from this author but the setup for this story sounded really unique. Thursday is in a modern-day polygamist relationship with Seth – who in turn, is also married to two other women. Thursday only knows what Seth has told her about the other women. While she wants to follow the relationship rules she agreed to with Seth, which include not asking questions about the other wives, she can’t help but be curious about them. When Thursday finds something in Seth’s pocket that indicates that one of the other wives might be in danger, she can’t resist investigating …….particularly since the other wife might be in danger from her own husband.
While the premise hooked me, the story itself fell flat unfortunately. It was a fast-paced read and as I’ve already noted, the polygamy angle was unique and intriguing. The first 50% of the book was good. Lots of investigation by Thursday into the other wives and their relationship with Seth and a good build up of tension as she gets closer and closer to the truth.
I don’t want to spoil as there is nothing worse than spoiling a thriller so I can’t give away too many details on what switched for me at the 50% mark other than to say that it used a common trope that I just don’t like. Much of the wrap up of the mystery was unbelievable and after the solid build up at the beginning of the book, the ending seemed rushed. The book also used mental illness as a twist which again, is a plot mechanism that I just don’t like in my books.
If you’re looking for a thriller that does a great job of building up the mystery and has an ominous, unknown enemy that the main character is trying to track down, I highly recommend The Turn Of The Key by Ruth Ware or The Other People by CJ Tudor.