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The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher

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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.

 

Condition: New

Paperback, Published December 29, 2020 by Graydon House

ISBN: 9781525810008

5 reviews for The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher

  1. Tali Leonard

    Let me preface this review by saying that I love novels written by Taryn Fisher. “The Wrong Family” fell flat for me.

    Normally, I give a brief synopsis of the book. In this case, a summary could have spoilers so lets just say the Crouches seem like the perfect family and, as in many books, looks are not always what they seem. One woman, Juno, knows that this family is hiding skeletons.

    “The Wrong Family” was told in dual timelines: Juno and Winnie. This allows the reader to get a clear perspective of the different points of view. In my opinion, these were unlikeable characters and enough time was invested in them to care about the outcomes.

    Another thing that was bothering was that the author spent a lot of time telling me rather than showing me. While it would have been preferred to have a psychological thriller flawlessly switching between the past and present, Fisher chose to tell this story completely in the present with characters thinking about the past, which made the book disjointed.

    “The Wrong Family” has pretty steady pacing. In true Fisher form, she throws something from left field that completely blindsides the reader, which is one thing I personally like about her books. There are also some grievances about certain scenes in the book that due to spoilers can not be mentioned.

    One positive about her writing style is that the characters make you not want to stop reading. Although this book did not live up to my expectations, she is a great storyteller and many others wrote good reviews of this book. Looking forward to reading more books by Taryn Fisher.

    As a Thriller Book Lover Reviewer, I receive a small compensation for the time it takes me to provide my honest reviews on the Thriller Book Lover website. Although I receive compensation for this role, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My ratings have not been influenced in any way by the compensation that I receive. The book review I have provided here is the same rating I would provide if I were to rate it on other book reviewing sites.

  2. Kaylie (verified owner)

    *Content Warning: mentions of infidelity, infertility, miscarriage, mental illness

    Tarry Fisher’s newest novel The Wrong Family takes place in rainy Seattle, mainly at the Crouch family home. The story is told in third person between Winnie Crouch and Juno Holland, both quite forgettable, along with the rest of the cast. The reader learns early on that Juno is living in the Crouch’s home, however the beginning of the story can feel out of place and it’s not until later that the beginning of the story makes sense to the reader. On that note, the beginning of The Wrong Family is incredibly dull, and while it’s setting up the overall plot, it doesn’t do much more than that. The story doesn’t become interesting or fast paced until the last third of the book, which is just as boring.

    Fisher does touch on important topics such as mental illness and homelessness, but it still doesn’t feel like the concept for the novel went deep enough. The characters felt underdeveloped, the events that happen are unbelievable, and it just felt like all the reader was getting was the tip of the iceberg. The Wrong Family does give off some vibes reminiscent of the movie Parasite (if you haven’t seen this movie, I highly recommend), yet it doesn’t command the same sinister presence. While The Wrong Family is more tedious than anything, I still wanted to know what was going to happen, and once I knew I was disappointed. The twists are predictable and unsurprising; The Wrong Family overall is anti-climactic.

    As a Thriller Book Lover Reviewer, I receive a small compensation for the time it takes me to provide my honest reviews on the Thriller Book Lover website. Although I receive compensation for this role, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My ratings have not been influenced in any way by the compensation that I receive. The book review I have provided here is the same rating I would provide if I were to rate it on other book reviewing sites.

  3. Blondethrillerbooklover

    Juno was convinced that Winnie and Nigel had the perfect life- perfect marriage, perfect son… Until she moved in with them.
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    She begins overhearing escalating arguments through the floor. During one of the fights, Juno overhears something that shakes her. She shouldn’t get involved, but she can’t let it go.
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    Juno has her own dark past…..
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    This is one big toxic collision course to disaster. It’s full of dark, unexpected turns and seriously disturbed dynamics.
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    Be sure to grab this !

    *As a Thriller Book Lover Reviewer, I receive a small compensation for the time it takes me to provide my honest reviews on the Thriller Book Lover website. Although I receive compensation for this role, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My ratings have not been influenced in any way by the compensation that I receive. The book review I have provided here is the same rating I would provide if I were to rate it on other book reviewing sites.

  4. Chandra

    WAIT – WHAT?! No. Nope, Fisher. You’re not allowed to do that. I literally said “WHAT? No……” when I flipped what I didn’t know was the last page because WHY! Let me take a breath…….. *breath*….. And before I get on with this review, please know that I am an absolute fan of Fisher. I want to be a guest in her mind for a day just to see what is happening in that gray matter of hers.
    OK. So I’m torn. TORN. Fisher is compulsive – I don’t think I could ever NOT read a book of hers but sometimes I’m like I am now. All in a tizzy not knowing how I’m supposed to be feeling. So love it or not, either way she’s eliciting all these emotions from me and not gonna lie – in either fashion, I’m happy about it. I know, I don’t make a lot of sense and if you know anything about me by now, that’s probably one of the only things I’m consistent with.

    I called the first twisty fireball she threw my way. And so did that sideways head nod we do when we’re all “Yep, I knew it!” but like in a mild-I-know-it kinda way. And I could tell from the get go that this was gonna be a bit of a slow burn domestic suspense… but it’s Fisher… so I knew some DRAAAAMAAAA was on its way. Listen, I like Froot Loops as much as Samuel does but you can’t spoon feed me this sugary goodness and then go ZIPPPPPPPPPP – now we are here. No ma’am, I need more answers that went from THIS POINT to THAT.

    I’m bamboozled. It got a bit convoluted towards the end there, but I’m also not hating on it. Again, I am having a hard time processing exactly how I feel about this one. Not my favorite Fisher, but if you’re a fan then I highly recommend you pick this up – because OoOoooOOoOooo, I need people to discuss this with.

    It’s 3.5 stars for me, rounding up.
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  5. KC

    Unpopular opinion time. The Wrong Family was one of my most anticipated reads of Fall 2021, and I’m sad to say that this was the wrong one for me.

    I’ve seen some glowing reviews for this one, but it just totally missed the mark for me. I didn’t really care for any of the main characters, and didn’t really find the story very entertaining. I was able to figure out what was going on very early on, so that might have come into play as well. The ending also left me feeling confused. It was rather abrupt, I would have liked some more from the main characters on the ending too.

    I actually finished reading this a little while ago, the longer I thought about it, the less I liked it. I did have a lot going on when I read this one, so it’s possible my mindset influenced my feelings towards this one too.

    I think many readers will enjoy, and I hope you like it more then me!

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