The Man She Married by Alison James / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @AlisonJbooks



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?



My Review

This is such an amazing book! I just adored it.  

On the one hand, I wished I could read faster, because I wanted to get to the bottom of this story. On the other hand, I forced myself to read slower because I did not want the story to end.

In the beginning, the author gives Alice the chance to tell her side. In part 2 Dominic answers a lot of questions I had and filled the gaps. We also jump between ‘now’ and ‘then’ in order to complete the whole.

I was captivated from the start and I can only admire the author’s talent for writing this incredible good work of art.

It’s clear that love is blind. Even though you are almost convinced that someone is not truthful, you still find excuses for their behavior. Is it stupid? Yes, of course, but I think we might have all done it even if it’s only once and only for a small thing. You might also regret it afterwards, but by then it’s too late. 5 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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