The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher is a domestic thriller set in Seattle, centering around a family with a lot of secrets, and the older woman who lives with them.
Winnie and Nigel Crouch live with their son in a large, old house by Greenlake in Seattle. From the outside, it looks like they have the perfect marriage, the perfect family, and are living the perfect life. But there are secrets simmering under the surface – old and new – that are begging to come to light.
Juno, an older woman who’s living with them, overhears their conversations and starts to realize not everything is as it seems. But she might just have a secret or two of her own.
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The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher: My Thoughts
I haven’t read any other books by Tarryn Fisher, so I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this.
The Wrong Family is part slow-burn domestic thriller, part character study. It took a minute to suck me in, but pretty quickly I became fascinated with one character in particular (Juno). While I wasn’t as entranced by the chapters from Winnie’s point of view, I tore through Juno’s chapters!
I also loved the Seattle setting. That’s close to where I grew up, so it reminded me of home. It’s always cool to read a book about a place you’ve been to.
I’ve read enough thrillers that I can often guess the twists, but there were a couple things I didn’t see coming in this one!
Great for fans of:
- domestic suspense
- character-driven thrillers
- stories with themes around motherhood and social issues
Overall, a unique and entertaining story that thriller lovers will enjoy!
Rating: 4 (out of 5) stars
Release date: December 29th, 2020
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