The Stranger's Wife

The Stranger's Wife Summary

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. 

A clever, engrossing and absolutely unputdownable page-turner of a read about what really lies beneath the surface of a marriage. Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will be hooked on The Stranger’s Wife. 

Read what everyone is saying about The Stranger’s Wife:

Wow!! What an incredible and disturbing page-turner. I thought this book was brilliant and it caught me on page 1 and I didn’t stop reading until I was finished!! I got lost in this book in the best way possible. Five⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Stars!!Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Oh, I loved this!!! This couldn’t have been more up my street if it was my next-door neighbour!I read this in one sitting – feeling resentful when actual real life such as food/family/laundry got in the way…I am literally chomping at the bit for the next one! Outstanding, faultless and well written – if it’s not on your shelf yet – sort that out!NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A terrific book. Anna-Lou Weatherley never lets me down, and this one was worth the wait. A suspenseful read I read in one sitting.’Meanderings and Muses

Absolutely gripping from page onefull of twists, turns, shocks, chills, thrills and much more! Well written, original, and sure to blow your mind! Grab your copy today! This is one you do not want to miss!Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Had me gripped from the start, lots of suspense, and a lot of plots and twists in the story to keep you page turning until the very end. I finished this within 24hrs. A 5 Star read from me!Goodreads Reviewer⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Stranger's Wife is a gripping story, fascinating and unputdownable.KDRBCK⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘This psychological thriller with murders aplenty had me reading all night once again in my book fuelled addiction to know exactly what had happenedA gripping and compelling read.’Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Such a captivating and heart-breaking story. I totally adored it from the beginning till the end. 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.’B for Bookreview ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘A clever, precise, dark and moving story with more twists and turns than most, they keep coming and it keeps you on your toes… a tense exciting and unique story.’Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Amazing book. Had my attention from start to finish and I finished it in a matter of hours.’
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‘This was the first book I read by Anna-Lou Weatherley and I am hooked.  This book took me a on a rollercoaster ride. Just when I thought I knew everything the plot turned… A definite page turner of a book.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Book Reviews


Amazing!5 star

I really enjoyed this thriller, didn’t want to put it down! It had everything - suspense, love, murder, betrayal, and heart wrenching narratives of love and parenthood! Bravo!55


Awesome!5 star

This book was awesome! Very well written, loved the plot and the characters. It kept me hooked from beginning to end!55

Joann Malone

Strangers Wife5 star

One of the best “page turner” I’ve ever read, lots of twist and turns! Great read.55


Loved!!!!!5 star

Wow, wow, wow, what a fantastic read this was. What an ending that was. This was my first book by this author and I loved it. It was a stand alone novel. This book was about two women lives that will forever change by a chance meeting. Both of these women are very broken and worn down and don’t know how they are going to make it to another day. But something changes for the better and in the end they both end up getting what they want, a fresh start. I want to start off by saying that this was a fast and amazing read. All the characters meshed so well together and kept the flow of the book going. I will admit though that I did not like Detective Dan that much at the very beginning but by the end I did see a much softer, sweeter side of him that I grew to love. The plot of this book is what kept me going. I never knew which way the book was going to take me. Each chapter was like a new adventure and I looked forward to reading the next. I could not put this one down. There were so many twists and turns that I felt like I was riding a roller coaster. I highly recommend this book. Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read. I would definitely recommend it and happily give it 5 Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️55

Julie K.

Impossible to put down!5 star

The Stranger's Wife is the 3rd book in the Dan Riley trilogy. Similar to the previous two in the series, it begins with intrigue and a trail of murders that seem almost impossible to solve. This case involves two women with very different lives. One woman is the soccer mom with a good job, successful husband and big house. The other woman could be her opposite, living in filth with an abusive boyfriend who will undoubtedly kill her one day. However, in a chance meeting they seem to have more in common than can be believed. Add to this a group of influential who want to keep the case from being solved, and Dan off the case, and it makes for a page turner. The Stranger's Wife is a psychological thriller that is impossible to put down. In fact, I stayed up very late one night since I just couldn't put it down. If you like cop dramas and psychological thrillers, consider picking this one up.55


**A MUST-READ BOOK FOR 2020*5 star

This book was amazing! The stories of these two women and their marriages really pulls you in makes you feel for the characters. Then when they are finally brought together and you see how they can help each other...OMG. If you are a fan of domestic thrillers, I definitely recommend reading this book!! Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for allowing me to read an advance copy in exchange for my honest opinion and review!55


Fear was a governess most people did not understand, not really.4 star

3.5 This was my first read from Anna Lou Weatherley. I didn’t realize that this book was number three in the Detective Dan Riley series, but it was fine because although some characters remain the same, there isn’t really an ongoing story. At least I didn’t pick up on one as I read The Stranger’s Wife. Which was a pretty twisted tale. I don’t want to say much, because I honestly feel this one is best read without even the vaguest spoiler. What I will say is that there wasn’t much to solve with this suspenseful thriller. It was quite obvious what probably occurred, but I think that’s what made the entire thing so scary. You’re sent one way, but then you just know that the obvious, terrifying answer is probably the truth. The main characters have very real stories, even if they are a bit exaggerated at some points, but yes. You feel for some of the characters, because their stories are very much realities people face daily. I think Weatherley did a great job writing about heavy subject matter and also keeping the story flowing on track. I will say that my only true complaint is that there is a bit of time jumping, and it’s not that distant in time, so it’s a bit confusing to keep up with at first. All in all this was a great read. I enjoyed it, and will definitely recommend it to anyone who likes suspenseful reads. There are quite a few triggering topics covered, but by the end it feels as though some form of justice has been served.45


Fast paced thriller4 star

This is the first book I've read by Anna-Lou Weatherly but I will definitely search out more. Well developed characters, fast paced plot and intriguing twists made it a thoroughly enjoyable read. Strongly recommended.45

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