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The Stranger's Wife

Written by: Anna-Lou Weatherley
Narrated by: James Lailey
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's 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 enthralling listen 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.

©2020 Anna-Lou Weatherley (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Brilliant!

Loved the book from start to finish! Loved the narrator! Will definitely be reading all this author’s books!!!

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  • Ienjoyagoodbook
  • 2020-04-22

Surprising find

Great read, kept me wanting to listen, twists you haven’t read before. The story and narration are fantastic. It kept reminding me of the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling). I have not read any other Detective Dan Riley books and this is the third in the series and easy to read as a stand-alone book. I’m going to look up the others now.

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  • Cynthia
  • 2020-04-29

Love this Author

This a new author to me and read The Stranger’s Wife first, but then went back and read her first two books Black Heart and Couple on Cedar Close. Listening to these books and getting to know Detective Dan Riley was a very entertaining and heartwarming journey. Especially enjoyed the detective’s very dry, sharp wit and keen insight into those around him, in and outside the office. Narration is outstanding. Several other reviewers said they could figure out “who done it” early in book, as did I, but who cares when story and narration otherwise so perfect. Will definitely look forward to more chapters in Det Riley’s life. If you like British murder mysteries as I do, most HIGHLY RECOMMEND this series🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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  • HailtoTheVictors
  • 2020-04-11

NOT like Gone Girl

I’m so tired of reviews comparing books to gone girl or the girl on the train. This book is nowhere near as good as either of those. Meanders along with no gotcha moments or any real tension. Good narrators though.

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  • Evelyn L. Henley
  • 2020-03-26

Amazing Book/Story!!

Oh my goodness!! Keeps you tuned in. Narration was perfect! Great story! Try it out!!

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  • Margie Nell Brown
  • 2020-05-08

Stranger

Has anyone ever read strangers on a train or seen the 1951 movie? Exact same story line I think. I've l only listened to half the book I could be wrong but I don't think so. Good book if I only was not so old and can remember good books and movies so well. Still great listen especially for all the young'uns.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-05-09

Do it

Fun ride, good characters - silly plot. Worth a credit :) Good for a diversion.

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  • Mal
  • 2020-06-02

It goes on and on and on

I find myself reading passages over and over b/c my mind wanders with this one. Does not make sense. Can’t get past the first 1/3 of book. Maybe it picks up later on, but, I’m not willing to find out. Narrator was good.

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  • Danzer
  • 2020-05-16

Hours and hours of tedious set-up (Spoilers)

Several characters introduced and gradually brought together, but it takes forever. I found the brutality inflicted on one character rather out of balance with the rest of the novel. The timeline is all jumbled up, but at least it's always clear (from the chapter headings) when this chapter is happening. But then it will skip forward 18 months and then jump back. I'm sure there's a method to this, but so far it's just kind of annoying.

The writing is fine, the narrator is good. But the characterization suffers from the need to make the husbands really terrible. (I know there are bullies everywhere, but they actually don't make for interesting characters, and the one husband's sudden transformation wasn't really believable.) The twist echoes one of my favorite Law and Order episodes, so I saw it coming as soon as I read the tag line on the cover.

I'll finish to see how she handles the twist, but I might be skipping some chapters of tedious setup along the way.

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  • Suzanne Muench
  • 2020-06-29

Held my attention.

It was a good story an overall good book however I am not fond of a man imitating a woman’s voice unless they’re really good at it. Otherwise very well done.

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  • Johnene
  • 2020-06-24

Great suspense story - speed up narration.

The description likened the book to "Gone Girl" and other famous suspense stories. Yes, it was suspenseful, well written, a little bit twisty but did not compare.
The story was good and narration was great (1.15X speed was perfect).
I listened to the whole book in 2 days it was that gripping but unfortunately it was too easy to figure out the end.
I still think it's a great book if you enjoy this genre but don't have the expectations that it will be anything like the books the publishers try to compare it to.
I did really enjoy it.

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