The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher

Twisty, turny, spiderwebs – EVERYWHERE.

Juno had thought she knew the Crouch family. Nigel, Winnie and their teenage son Samuel seemed like they had an ideal life. Juno had observed them many times taking walks together, laughing, and appearing to enjoy each others company before she made the decision to move in with them.

Things change however when you are all under one roof. You hear and see more truth… often more than you want to know… and other things you can not un-hear. Juno knows this now, but she can not say a thing…
because the Crouch’s do not know she is living in their home.

Sounds good right? Honestly I am giving you a little more information then the synopsis of the book does and I think that is a good thing. In fact, a piece of information I just gave you would have quite possibly made me enjoy the first part of this book more – because honestly when it all began… I was pretty confused about what has happening

(like in the Movie The Sixth Sense sort of way)

In the beginning I was not certain how I felt about this book. I found it confusing and off in so many directions I considered a couple of times just stopping – yet I kind of wanted to know where this was going.

It is in many ways worth the wait. Good things -or odd things depending on your point of view start to untangle from this phycological thriller web. And just like that… I can’t put it down.

The book still leaves me a little up in the air. It was good, yes. It felt like it all came together FAST as it neared the end and I am torn between wanting that to be more spread out evenly through out the book and wondering if that rush of pieces falling into place and feeling like you are falling off a cliff towards the rocky waters is just what it should have been.

In other words… is it just me?

I listened to on audio

I have not read Tarryn Fisher before however I did recognize her name for her book The Wives, a book I have not read but still want to – even more so now as I would love to compare my experience between the two books.

If you have read this book or Author I would love to hear your thoughts!

6 thoughts on “The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher

  1. I experienced that same confusion about Juno and how she fit into the story…and then also couldn’t put it down once I “got it.”

    I enjoyed The Wives, too, and there were also some stunning aspects to it.


  2. The Wives was one of the worst books I’ve ever read. I buddy read it with a friend and she agreed. It started out good but took a belly flop of a tall cliff around the middle. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

    1. Wow! LOl, I should have read your comment before I responded to Laurel! That’s interesting – I didnt love The Wrong family – I found some of the writing style to be confusing and wasn’t sure if it was just me missing something… now I wonder if this is part of the writing… curious and scared at the same time. ;P

  3. I liked The Wives. It had the unreliable narrator thing going on and just when I thought I knew what was happening I realized I didn’t.

    1. Nice. I am not always a fan of an unreliable narrator, I think mainly because Ithe bar was set so high with Gone Girl that other attempts to pull it off for the most part to me have felt like they were trying too hard… or to be honest – I didn’t love the protagonist *cough cough Girl On A Train cough cough* lol
      However – since you said you liked it… now I feel I have to try.

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