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This storyline was a hot mess and there’s a whole lot to unpack here.
Thursday was emotionally unstable. Not only shaky, absolutely loony.
She had an affair with Seth, dividing his marriage to Regina. She told himself that the polygamy narrative to warrant her affair with a married guy.
The truth is that Seth married Hannah and kept Thursday as a negative piece.
There was no polygamy.
Regina put up her as a twisted kind of revenge, but Regina did not understand that Thursday was unstable and this was likely to push her over the border.
Thursday went mad and taken Seth.
She ended up in a psychiatric clinic, not guilty by reason of insanity. Subsequently, Regina arrived for a visit and Thursday murdered her by attacking her and banged her head to the floor repeatedly.
You have never met with the other wives.
Not one of you understand one another, and as a consequence of this unconventional arrangement, you are able to realize your husband just 1 day weekly.
However, you love him you do not care. Or at least that is what you have told yourself.
However one day, as you’re doing laundry you find a scrap of newspaper in his pocket–a consultation reminder to get a girl called Hannah, and you know it is just another of those wives.
You believed you’re fine with your own arrangement, but you can not help yourself: you track down her, and also, under false pretenses, you hit a friendship.
Hannah does not have any idea who you’re.
Then Hannah begins displaying to your own coffee dates with telltale lumps, and you realize she is being abused by her husband.
Who, of course, can also be your spouse.
However, you’ve never known him to become violent, actually.
Who exactly is the husband, and just how much do you go to discover the truth?
Can you risk your life?
And who’s his cryptic third wife?
This book might have been a thoughtful look in mentally abusive relationships, utilizing the lens of polygamy.
Rather, it utilized mental illness for a crutch and excuse for our unreliable narrator, also left us to think that each the abuse she endured in Seth’s hands was her own error.
It is suggested that Thursday’s imagining of this polygamy negates any injury that Seth did trigger if he decided never to marry her again after she had a miscarriage.
In addition, it will not seriously analyze Seth’s part in the conclusion of the first marriage.
As soon as it’s indicated that Thursday did understand Seth was married and she lasted with an affair with him Seth is the person who was wed.
Along with the idea of Regina attempting to”return” in Thursday for inducing her divorce had been cliched and trite–would not she instead comprehend that Thursday was severely mentally ill and attempt to help? O
r stay out of the whole circumstance?
I wouldn’t advise this book to anybody, least of all anyone that has been in an emotionally abusive relationship.
Mental disorder is a significant problem and that I believe strongly that using it as a plot twist such as that –to flip a mentally abusive relationship on the mind –is disingenuous and, frankly, insulting.