#DualFiveBlushReviews ~~ The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher
The Wrong Family
Sandy’s 5 Blush Review
Winnie Crouch is a piece of work. She is controlling of her image, of where she lives, and of how she lives. Even of her husband, Nigel, and their son, Samuel. The picture-perfect family she carefully curated, is a facade. Yet she clings to it with the desperation of a woman that knows it’s slipping away.
Juno was once a therapist who had many of the trappings society associates with success. A flourishing practice, a nice home, and a family. Now she is old, sick, and alone. Living out her last days trying to cope with ways to lessen the symptoms of her illness.
I poured myself two fingers of tequila, with a splash of lime juice and a little simple syrup. Then I settled in.
The Wrong Family is partly a character study into family dynamics told in dual viewpoint by Winnie and Juno. Both more alike than they realize. Each one lacking the humanity to see how their decisions have led them to where they are right now. Each one on a collision course with their long-ago buried secrets.
Initially, it took a bit for me to get into The Wrong Family. The atmosphere is dark and heavy and so are the characters. I didn’t rush the experience because each word is chosen by Tarryn to make you think. Each paragraph is deliberately written to make you feel invested as you get deeper into the story.
Go in blind and read this with a buddy. You’ll need to discuss it with someone. Let me remind you, Tarryn Fisher is not the type of author that spoon-feeds you answers or shallow storytelling for that matter. Tarryn’s art and skill is evident here. Once again I was drawn in and entertained.
Louisa’s 5 Blush Review
I never know what I am going to get when I read a Tarryn Fisher book but one thing I do know is that it’s nothing like I have ever read before. Tarryn continues to be one of my favorite authors, an author who keeps me stuck to my kindle till the wee hours of the morning.
These characters are all so complex, the story so complex, the twists and turns so unexpected and absolute perfection in a psychological thriller. Finishing a book and saying “what the heck did I just read” is something I FREAKING love and I am still thinking about this book!
Go into this book (like all Tarryn books) blind…you need the entire experience from beginning to end.
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.