The Guilty Wife by Alison James / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @AlisonJbooks


At a luxury resort in the Maldives, two newlywed couples are on honeymoon. On the surface, they seem to have it all. But behind the filtered photos and fake smiles is the truth…

Tansy isn’t really in love. Daniel is trying to escape the biggest mistake of his life. Nikki’s past is catching up with her. Arne’s heart is about to be broken.

They all have secrets. And before the honeymoon is over, their happiness will be shattered.

Because one of them is going to die…




Happily ever after… that’s what everybody hopes to be after getting married. And some really nail it. They are heads over heal in love with their other half and vice versa. Others are playing the main role in their own story that has a lot of people fooled or so they think. Some are obliged to say ‘I do’ even if they swore they would never utter those words.

This could be the title of a very romantic book and in a way it is, but the romance is very short lived for some tragic reasons. It never bodes well when you see a cover like this. A red rose is the utter sign of true love, but when it’s combined with droplets of blood, you already have a feeling which way the author will take you.

Make sure you have your bags packed, because the author takes us travelling. We visit Mauritius, Australia, England and Thailand. They are absolute gorgeous places, but all are covered with a veil of sadness.

The story starts in the present. In the next part we are taken back a bit in time for some revelations and the story continues in the present. Suddenly, in the next part the clock has been turned back almost two decades for more devastating details and finally the plot explodes in the present. 

I liked this story a lot. Is the author finished with our investigating duo? I wonder… 4 stars

Thank you, Alison James and Bookouture


About the author

Born in the Cotswolds, Alison spent most of her formative years abroad. She studied languages at Oxford, then became a journalist and author, returning to university after her two children to take a law degree. After a three-year stint as a criminal paralegal, Alison worked as a commercial copywriter and then a TV storyliner, before coming full circle to write fiction again.


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