Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing The Guilty Wife by Alison James. This was released on the 22nd of June, published by Bookouture.
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…
This dark, addictive thriller will have you gripped until the final, shocking twist. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, The Guest List and The Wife Between Us will be hooked by the latest page-turner from US top five bestseller Alison James.
(*Previously titled: Happily Ever After)
The Guilty Wife is an engrossing psychological thriller that I throughly enjoyed. Just like many people’s lives appear perfect through an Instagram filter, perhaps everything is not perfect in these marriages despite idyllic honeymoons, set against a stunning backdrop. When the cracks start to appear, it then becomes a question of who is not going to make it to the next destination?
My dream is to one day vacation in Mauritius, but as I am petrified of flying this is unlikely to become a reality, so I will just have to settle for it being used as part of the setting in a book as Alison James has done here. What I enjoyed was how the story also spanned across other locations including Australia, England and Thailand, so whist my hometown was in another lockdown, this book took me on multiple vacations and was the perfect escape from it all for a few hours.
What I most admire about Alison James’ work is that you know you are going to get a really great read each and every time and The Guilty Wife is no exception. Whilst It is not as dark as previous books, this is a very enjoyable read. If you are a fan of psychological thrillers, you don’t want to let this one pass you by. An interesting plot, a good cast of characters, with one that is so diabolical, but makes the story all the more entertaining, that is all wrapped around flawless writing, you really can’t go wrong with this one.
Thank you to Alison James, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy The Guilty Wife, 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 Guilty Wife Books on Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Alison James
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.