Book Review – The Man She Married by Alison James @AlisonJbooks @bookouture #BookReview #BooksOnTour #suspense

Many thanks to publisher Bookouture for my spot on this Blog Tour.

What do you call a book which is like a siren? What do you call a book where the writing holds you prisoner? What do you call a book when the evil acts makes you turn the pages faster? What do you call a book which makes you cringe and yet makes you read it? I call it – The Man She Married.

And what can I say? I loved it all. I knew marriage was about compromises, but author Alison James put her different spin to it and changed the way I looked at marriages.

Alice married Dominic. Dominic died in a car crash. His brother too came to identify the body. Alice said he is Dominic, her husband. Brother said he is not Dominic, the brother. Proof showed he is not the real Dominic, then who was he?

Having read a few books by this author, I knew I was in for a ride. The story was told in sections with dual POV. I was shown contrary reasons of the couple. There were twists and evil acts. The characters displayed all the right emotions, though I have to admit I felt like hitting Alice when she saw the obvious then turned a blind eye.

The writing was fast paced and pulled me deeper. The story had the right amount of suspense to keep me engaged throughout. Shocks didn’t bowl me over. But the human psyche written by the author sure did. Alison James could make a simple story complex and entertaining.

I liked Dominic. There was something so different in the way his dialogues and thoughts were written. His justifications were said in a matter of fact tone. Everything just happened for him. I remembered thinking – Damn he had all the luck!! I would have loved to hear his voice on Audible.

Did I not say the book loved me back? It did, it did. I was its loving prisoner. A fun read!!

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

How well do you know your husband?

Since Alice’s fiancé walked out on her, she never thought she’d meet ‘The One’. But all that changes when she meets Dominic. Handsome, charming and kind, Alice can’t believe her luck when he proposes a few months later and moves into her West London home.

Three years on, Alice’s catering business is thriving and she is married to a man she adores. So when she sees that little blue line, it should be the happiest moment of her life: they’re going to have a baby. But then the police knock on her door and Alice’s whole world is turned upside down… Dominic is dead.

Distraught, Alice goes to identify the body. There’s no doubt that it’s her husband. Yet when his estranged brother comes to view the coffin, he insists the man lying there is not Dominic. Alice refuses to believe it at first, but when confronted with irrefutable proof, she finally has to face the truth:

The man she married is not the person he said he was. And if he lied about that, what else was he hiding from her?

Publication Date: January 2020

Author: Shalini

My first love has always been BOOKS. My favourite gadgets are my phone, kindle, and lately, my laptop. I write reviews from my heart, hoping that each word strikes a chord in a reader. Books are more than my passion. Who am I? I am a #bookblogger, #reviewer, #betareader #editor #ghostwriter #bookpublicist #bookstagrammer #blogtourorganizer. Soon to be an #influencer

9 thoughts

  1. I love your reviews. That first paragraph was all I needed to want to read this book. Of course, I read the rest of the review because 5 stars from Shalini means I should pay attention!!

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