Audible: Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher
Published: December 24, 2016
I purchased this book on Audible.
Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of ten novels. Born a sun hater, she currently makes her home in Seattle, Washington, with her children, husband, and psychotic husky. Tarryn writes about villains.
“I always liked the name Tarryn.”
Fig believes she deserves everything she wants. And what she wants more than anything is a baby. When she miscarried her miracle baby, she feels herself slipping. Her therapist tells her that one day she will find the soul of her daughter in someone else. So naturally, Fig went searching for her child.
Darius is a master manipulator and incredible liar. He has a charmed life, a beautiful wife, and a precious daughter. He appears to have it all. Yet, it’s not enough. He also has an ego. A monster out ego that he enjoys feeding with the insecurities and desire to be wanted.
Jolene knows who she is. She is confident, intelligent, and a good person. She adores her daughter and has a great husband. Then one day, Jolene gets a new neighbor. If only she knew just how crazy her life was about to become.
Holy hell. This was twisted in so many ways. This book is now known as “I Can Be a Better You,” but wowza. Tarryn Fisher did not hold back her ability to write about humanity in this one.
I enjoyed the way this story was told. We get three perspectives on a situation, and it shows how different people view things.
The characters in this book aren’t very likable- but there is such honesty to how they are written. The vulnerability and truth are hidden between the lines. No one is perfect. The flaws run deep.
This is a dark and raw work. Tarryn writes with such a unique ability, and this story is told differently.
I wouldn’t say I liked Fig from the beginning. She isn’t a nice person. Deeply flawed, wildly selfish, and somewhat unhinged- this character is such a dark reflection of something I think we all possess.
Darius starts off being a likable guy. We hear all about what makes him good. Until he tells us himself all the things that truly make him a monster, he is disgusting and vile and all too human.
Jolene is the only character I liked at the end of the book. And that was only a little. She is the embodiment of confidence and love, insecurity and confusion. Her character brings such a balance to this prickly tale and keeps humanity alive.
Jolene is a good person. But she tries to love people through their faults, which ultimately leaves her alone and broken.
This was a ride. Emotional and gritty, dark and seductive, the depth and themes inside this book will haunt your dreams.