I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Stranger's Wife by Anna-Lou Weatherley
Also by this author: Black Heart, The Couple on Cedar Close
Series: Detective Dan Riley #3
Also in this series: Black Heart, The Couple on Cedar Close
Published by Bookouture on 16th January 2020
Genres: Psychological, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
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.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I read the first two books in the series and I am a massive fan of both Detective Dan and Anna-Lou. While this is the third book you could read it as a standalone.
Anna-Lou’s detective series is a little different from others. While you get to see the detective and police procedural side you also get to see things from a psychological standpoint. Anna-Lou makes you part of the story by adding in POVs for other key characters who are somehow involved or related to the crime. This time we get to see the POV os Detective Dan, Beth and Cath. It is interesting how the story unfolds and how Beth and Cath have intertwined stories.
Anna-Lou does an excellent job of building suspense and layering the story. As each layer is peeled back there are more and more of them.
As I have already said I love Detective Dan. Not only is he a hottie he also does the right thing. He’s a good detective and he keeps his promises. I absolutely cannot wait to see what happens next in the world of Detective Dan!
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