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Summary

How well do you know your husband?

Since Alice’s fiancé walked out on her, she never thought she’d meet "The One". But all that changes when she meets Dominic. Handsome, charming, and kind, Alice can’t believe her luck when he proposes a few months later and moves into her West London home. 

Three years on, Alice’s catering business is thriving and she is married to a man she adores. So when she sees that little blue line, it should be the happiest moment of her life: they’re going to have a baby. But then the police knock on her door and Alice’s whole world is turned upside down...Dominic is dead. 

Distraught, Alice goes to identify the body. There’s no doubt that it’s her husband. Yet when his estranged brother comes to view the coffin, he insists the man lying there is not Dominic. Alice refuses to believe it at first, but when confronted with irrefutable proof, she finally has to face the truth: 

The man she married is not the person he said he was. And if he lied about that, what else was he hiding from her?

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

©2020 Alison James (P)2020 Bookouture

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Great story !!

I really enjoyed this book. Even though there were for me no twists nor turns that I didn't see coming. I don't really think it was written for twists to be honest. Saying that the story is very good and it pulls you straight in. So I finished it fairly quickly. Definitely worth a read and 4 * from me 📚 only thing I found that let it down was the narrator she didn't make it sound like it was a psychological thriller. Which really was a shame. She did some great accents though

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Weird jolly narration

As a story it was all right, if a bit straightforward but the narrator is like something off radio four in the last century and the tones and inflections she uses are just peculiar. I found myself being jolted out of the story all the way through.

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Good story good narration

This is a good story very well told. At the start the protagonists naivety irritated me but with her back story it is very believable. Who doesn't want a Knight in shining armour to help fill their empty nest? However as a once bitten twice shy person you'd expect a little bit more scepticism on her part.
As someone not in her privileged position I struggled to empathise with her and wanted to give her an I told you so hard stare so that's why Im only giving it 4 stars.
Id recommend it to others to read or listen to though because it's a good story.

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A cracking read

I loved this book & was hooked from the beginning. A good plot, pace & well narrated.

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Not sure if I’m going to finish this as it sounds fairly promising but the sing song narration is distracting me. Shame.

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Slow start, terrible narration

Although the premise of the story is good ... the narration is dreadful and doesn’t really even make a nod towards a phycological thriller atmosphere. The characters are one dimensional and although the plot is interesting enough to keep you listening, there is no real depth which isn’t helped at all by the lighthearted tone.
The ending comes around all of a sudden and doesn’t really explain why Dom did what he did..... overall, worth a listen but easily forgettable.
I wouldn’t listen or read another book by this author.

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amazing book great natter

brilliant loved it and so will you amazing from start to finish really good great

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Narrator was OK...

...despite the various negative comments I've read. A little "Enid Blyton" perhaps, and her Geordie accent was hilarious, but generally quite a respectable performance.

If you can manage to suspend disbelief on the unlikely plot line, the book itself was well written and quite entertaining. Not too heavyweight. Plenty of plot twists all along but no twists kept in reserve for the ending, so the end itself was a bit flat, and maybe a few threads left dangling.

It's about Alice, a wealthy heiress, who marries Dominic on the rebound after being dumped by her previous fiancé. It turns out that Dominic isn't everything that he was claiming to be.

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Dreadful - don’t bother

This is the worst narrator I have ever heard, the most annoying intonation. Storyline is ridiculously far fetched, completely unbelievable.

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One of the best!

I haven’t listened to a book for a long time, and I am so glad I chose this one! This is the first book I have rated 5 stars, the storyline, the twists, the characters were all fantastic, it kept me gripped the whole way through. The man she married is very well written and thought out, so well done to the author for a great story 👍🏻