Saturday, June 26, 2021

BLOG TOUR - The Guilty Wife


At a luxury resort in the Maldives, two newlywed couples are on honeymoon. On the surface, they seem to have it all. But behind the filtered photos and fake smiles is the truth…

Tansy isn’t really in love. Daniel is trying to escape the biggest mistake of his life. Nikki’s past is catching up with her. Arne’s heart is about to be broken.

They all have secrets. And before the honeymoon is over, their happiness will be shattered.

Because one of them is going to die…

This dark, addictive thriller will have you gripped until the final, shocking twist. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, The Guest List and The Wife Between Us will be hooked by the latest page-turner from US top five bestseller Alison James.

(*Previously titled: Happily Ever After)



:   The Guilty Wife
Author:  Alison James
Publisher:  Bookoture
Genre:   Psychological Thriller
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   331
Date of Publication:   June 22, 2021
My Rating:   4 Stars

Pippa Bryant's wedding is about to take place. Howevere, she decides that she does not want to go through with it. She turns to Alastair and calls the entire thing off. Howevere, they have put thousands of pounds into a gorgeous honeymoon and she is not about to let that go to waste. When she gets to the Maldives, she meets a few people. They include two honeymooning couples - one unabashedly in love and the other couple who are clearly not on the same page. Pippa also meets James Cardle and he is at the resort alone.

Someone is about to die. Which honeymooner is found dead? Why? And how does what happened ultimately affect Pippa? When screams let out, Pippa and Cardle are among the people who rush to the source of something that is certainly very wrong. Pippa and Cardle had been having a drink and at some point earlier Pippa discovered that Cardle is a private investigator.

So, Pippa heads back home. However, she soon runs into Cardle and before long, she begins working for him, especially as they both seem tied to the murder that occurred, although for veery different reasons. 

While this psychological thriller reminded me at times of a cozy mystery, I loved the fact that Pippa and Cardle worked well together and all of the various locations they traveled to during their investigation. There were some interesting side stories that moved at an excellent pace. This thrilling story was utterly captivating and surprising at times, making it impossible for me to even come close to guessing who the murderer was. I loved this exciting story by Alison James and cannot wait to see what she next has to offer. 

Many thankst to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Born in the Cotswolds, Alison spent most of her formative years abroad. She studied languages at Oxford, then became a journalist and author, returning to university after her two children to take a law degree. After a three-year stint as a criminal paralegal, Alison worked as a commercial copywriter and then a TV storyliner, before coming full circle to write fiction again.

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  1. This sounds tasty - kicking myself for not noticing

  2. I love a book that keeps you guessing. Sounds like this one did that to you. Great review.

  3. First of all, this cover is gorgeous! And I love the idea of a psychological thriller that still has some cozy mystery feel to it. I think this is one I would really enjoy :)

    -Megan Bookstacks & Golden Moms

  4. Sounds totally intriguing.. shades of And Then There Were None always tempt me :)

  5. Ahh, I love a good thriller. Thanks for sharing.