The Man She Married

The Man She Married Summary

How well do you know your husband?

When Alice Gill sees the little blue line, it’s the happiest moment of her life. But her whole world is turned upside down when the police knock at her door minutes later…

Her husband, Dominic, is dead.

Distraught, Alice goes to identify the body. It’s him. Yet when Dominic’s estranged brother comes to view the coffin, he insists the man lying there is not Dominic Gill.

So who is the man Alison married? 
And will his secrets put her life in danger too?

An absolutely gripping psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the last page. If you love Behind Closed Doors,My Lovely Wifeand Friend Request,you’ll be hooked on The Man She Married.

What readers are saying about The Man She Married:
‘Make sure you have a ton of time on your hands when you finally sit down to read because this book will BLOW YOUR MIND!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Alison uses such vivid and powerful descriptions thatI felt as though I was part of the story myselfI was gripped from start to finish and on the edge of my seat throughout the story.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars 

Wowgrabs you from the first page and makes you ignore everything else… fantastic.’ NetGalley Reviewer,5 stars
Totally gripping and addictive, this is definitely one of the best psychological thrillers I’ve ever read. Such a clever plot, and excellent characters, it will completely pull you in and not let you go until the end.’ Sibzzreads
I could not put this down, it had me gripped all the way throughand when I thought I had it figured; bam; the author threw another curve ball in!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow what a read!... The Man She Marriedtakes you hostage right from the start and keeps a hold of you till the end.’Once Upon a Time Book Blog,5 stars 
A MUST READ, this book is crying out to be made into a film. A very happy reader and definitely left me wanting more.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
Could hardly but this book down, read it in a few hours. So many twists and turns, kept me guessing all the way through!’ Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘This was a great, gripping, fast-paced story which will definitely keep you hooked until the last page. Highly recommended!!’ Stardust Book Reviews,5 stars
Had me firmly in its grasp from the very first page. The twists just kept coming, and I tore through this one at warp speed in a desperate bid to unravel it all.’Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
What a brilliant book! I loved this from start to finish… I was completely swept up in the story and characters the whole way through.’ LoopyLouLaura
‘A fantastic thriller that will have you at the edge of your seat… I couldn't put this book down…The author fully deserves all 5 stars and if I could give more I would.’ Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars
'This book is wonderfully addictive. It dark and jam packed with twists and turns.I honestly enjoyed every single page.’ Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars
Oh my gosh this story kept me up, to finish it!What a suspenseful book, this story kept me trying to figure it out until the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 

This is absolutely one of the best books I have ever read… Exceptional.’ Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars

A definite contender for my favourite read of the year… I’m now rather disappointed that it’s over!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Book Reviews


Very good5 star

Great read, it has some twists that you don’t expect really enjoyed it.55


Quick page turner5 star

Wasn’t sure what to expect but I really enjoyed this book. For sure a page turner that kept me coming back to see what happens.55


Excellent read5 star

Great psychological thriller.55


Excellent5 star

This was the first time reading a book from this author. It kept me guessing until the end!55


Quick read marred by an early reveal and unrealistic characters3 star

The Man She Married is a gripping thriller segmented into three parts - the first one diving into Alice’s past and her courtship with Dominic, the second one exploring Dominic’s past, while the final one is set in the present and details the journey of Alice as she uncovers Dominic’s real identity. Quite frankly, this book elicits mixed feelings. On one hand, it follows the same trope as most thrillers do - if someone’s too good to be true, they most probably aren’t. This tends to diminish the impact of twists that get introduced as the story goes on, especially about Dominic’s past. While the book rifles through the same time periods in Alice and Dominic’s marriage from each of their perspectives, it does so without being overly redundant and adds a plethora of details to craft a richer narrative. The book can be a page turner at times, but the first part is littered with red flags that hardly faze Alice, something that is hard to believe. Overall, a quick read marred by an early reveal and unrealistic characters.35

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