Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing The Woman Inside by Anna-Lou Weatherley. This was released on the 13th of January, published by Bookouture.
Daisey Garrett wakes up in a hospital bed. She remembers her boyfriend has left her for another woman, but she doesn’t remember what happened to her the night she was attacked in her own home.
Daisey shouldn’t be alive but against all odds, she’s survived an ordeal most would never recover from.
But Daisey’s mind is broken. She’s on edge, drinking too much and, despite the painful breakup, finds herself in bed with her ex, Luke. And while she desperately tries to keep herself together, she can’t shake the feeling that she is being watched.
Yet the missing pieces of that fateful summer night are beginning to surface…
The lies she told the police.
The lies Luke told her.
Daisey’s memory is flickering like a faulty light bulb, flashing with images just out of reach.
She can’t remember. She mustn’t.
An absolutely gripping, addictive page-turner, The Woman Inside takes you within the tangled mess of people’s lives and the dark secrets they hold close. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, Before I Go to Sleep and The Wife Between Us.
It’s hard to imagine how frightening it would be to wake up in hospital in both physical and emotional pain. Knowing that when you do go home the one support you are used to counting on isn’t there anymore, that relationship is gone. But lucky for Daisy she has her new found friend and housemate Iris who is going to help her through working out what happened that fateful night. Or will she?
The fourth book in the Detective Dan Riley series, that can easily be read as a stand-alone. takes the reader on one wild ride. Full of so much tension and suspense, I was on the edge of my seat, completely addicted and hooked to see how this was all going to unfold.
The plot pulled me in and Anna-Lou Weatherley does a great job of making you feel involved in the story. I was stuck to Dan’s side throughout as I tried to solve case with him. Each twist and turn had me gasping for breath and left me with a pounding heart as I furiously flicked the pages in our race to catch the killer!
Even though I had only read the third book in the series before this one, I really love Dan’s character. He left a lasting impression on me and I enjoyed getting to know him that bit more this time round. The other cast of characters are well developed and written and I loved how Anna-Lou Weatherley takes the reader deep into the killers mind. A great job has been done and with sensitivity on the subject of mental illness.
I enjoy Anna-Lou Weatherley’s engaging storytelling and she knows exactly how to grab the readers attention right from the get go, never letting up until the final page. If life had not rudely got in the way whilst reading this, I would have easily been able to read this in one sitting.
The Woman Inside is a chilling police procedural crossed with a psychological thriller that is a real page turner. A throughly enjoyable and entertaining read, I look forward to seeing what Anna-Lou Weatherley will have in store for Detective Dan Riley next! It was a pleasure to read and review The Woman Inside which I recommend.
Thank you to Anna-Lou Weatherley, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Woman Inside, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
The Woman Inside Books on Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Anna-Lou Weatherley
Anna-Lou began her award-winning career in women’s journalism, becoming the editor of two national titles and contributing to a host of magazines and newspapers before writing novels full-time.
Obsessed with all things crime related, her adult fiction titles include Chelsea Wives and Wicked Wives, both published by Avon in the UK and Bookouture in the US and Canada, Pleasure Islandpublished by Bookouture, and Black Heart, The Couple on Cedar Close and The Stranger’s Wife(featuring DI Dan Riley) published by Bookouture.
She lives in London with her partner, her two sons and her beloved dachshund, Iggy.