The Stranger’s Wife by Anna-Lou Weatherley / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @annaloulondon



Detective Dan Riley #3

Beth and Cath are leaving their husbands.

This is a story about two very different women.

One is wealthy and having an affair with a man who gives her the kind of love that her cold, detached husband does not.

One is living hand to mouth, suffering at the hands of a violent partner who would rather see her dead than leave him.

You may think you know these women already and how their lives will unfold.

Beth will live happily ever after with her little girl and her soulmate.

Cath will go back to her abusive husband.

And these two women will never cross paths.

But you will be wrong.

On the 3.15pm train from London to Bristol, Beth and Cath are about to meet and discover they share one shocking thing in common.



My Review

This was such a captivating and heartbreaking story. I totally adored it from the beginning till the end.

First of all Dan Riley is a gem. You just have to love him the way he goes about the investigation and how he remains true to himself. No way that will he be manipulated. Justice is what he is after, even when his future could be on the line.

We meet Beth and Cath. For a very long time you have not the slightest idea how their stories will come together. But fear not, they will and from that moment on, their lives are about to change.

The author certainly knows how to describe emotions. I felt the pain, fear and frustration both women went through. How hard must it be when you are standing with your back against the wall and there is nothing you can do about it, because you are afraid or don’t have enough money. And then there is Karma with capital K …

I was sucked into the story and I kept on turning the pages, eager to find out what would be coming next. A brilliant story, without a doubt. 5 stars.

Thank you, Anna-Lou Weatherley and Bookouture


About the author

Anna-Lou began her career as a dancer but a moped accident in Ibiza put paid to those aspirations and so she went back to her first and one true love – writing! She re-trained as a journalist, specialising mainly in women’s interest and celebrity, becoming the Editor of J-17 and Smash Hits as well as writing for a host of women’s magazines.

Anna-Lou has written three Adult Fiction titles – Vengeful Wives and Wicked Wives, both published by Avon in the UK and Bookouture in the US and Canada and Pleasure Island published by Bookouture.


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