The Man She Married

Narrated by: Jan Cramer
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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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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INFURIATING!

To write a book about weak naive uninteresting characters is simply ridiculous. Woman are soooo desperate for a mate they will overlook obvious signs that the person you are involved in is minimally a lying cheater. Not relatable in the least bit.

The only interesting part was the point of view from the husband which is short.

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The wrong man she married....

This book was fantastic....I freaking love the storyline and performance. It was definitely a thrill ride! Buckle up and get ready to roll!

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Interesting

This book was good it kept me wanting to listen more and more. I recommend this book.

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More a drama than a psychological thriller

Not necessarily a psychological thriller. There are no surprise twists to the storyline. Alice the main character is fairly cliché for this genre and I was hoping for some last minute twist with her for better character development

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Loved This

Such a great story. Kept me interested the whole way through! Definitely recommend this one.

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Secrets, Lies, & Betrayal

The Man She Married by Alison James pulled me in from the beginning. Imagine marrying someone and finding out years later they are not who they say they are. Alice initially came across as a naive character, yet she had grit. Dominic was a master manipulator. I enjoyed how the author wrote the suspense, the twists, and the imagery. The narrator, Jan Cramer, was wonderful adding her emotions to the story. I could feel so many things that Alice was going through. Her British voice fit the book so well.

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What a page turner!

This book was fast-paced and involving until the last two hours, when it ceased being a thriller and seemed to be moving in another direction (maybe toward romance?) Overall rating: 4.5 rounded up

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Could really happen!

This was a realistically written story. Especially with all the online dating apps.
One should be very careful out there!
Very good suspenseful story! Many twists!
Narrator was good. I didn't care for her version of Male voices, but it didn't keep me from enjoying the book.

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Where is the heart stopping twist?

Part 1: there aren’t enough red flags on the planet for this woman apparently. Part 2: very good! Part 3: I became best friends with the fast forward button. Was there a twist?? It’s worth a credit if you have a lot of patience for part 3.

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Really good

I really enjoyed this book. The storyline kept me engaged until the end. The narrator was also very good. Worth the credit!

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  • Danny
  • 01-20-20

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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  • mrs.d
  • 01-29-20

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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  • carol pearce
  • 01-26-20

A cracking read

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

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  • niamh bonner
  • 01-24-20

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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  • julie panther
  • 01-31-20

amazing book great natter

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

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  • Rosalyn white
  • 02-15-20

Just loved it

Really enjoyed this book could not stop listening, really exciting but easy to listen to, definitely recommend

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  • Fee
  • 02-13-20

No!

Another “life’s too short”, and my resolution not to finish a book just because I started. 10 minutes in and simply can’t cope with irritating, immature narration! Returned.

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  • Susie
  • 02-09-20

Good storyline, slightly irritating main character

Main character is naive but would be more plausible if the narrator didn't sound so bored /depressed / condescending. Sorry that is a harsh but honest observation. Despite that, the story was captivating enough to ensure I did not return it after having listened to the first couple of hours on a long drive.

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  • Bethany Gordon
  • 02-09-20

Psychological thriller

An intriguing story of deception and intrigue. Alice's husband Dominic is not who he says he is, but who is. The book kept up the pace of the story from beginning to end as Alice came to terms with the truth. Although at times Alice seemed too trusting, especially with Dominic's odd behaviour at times, her history made her want to believe in her husband. Moving between present and past this was a really enjoyable psychological thriller which was well narrated.

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  • Teresa Harwood
  • 02-09-20

Gripping

I was gripped by the story from the outset. Alice is recovering from a disastrous relationship when she meets handsome, charismatic Dominic Gill who sweeps her off her feet. They are soon married and settling into a happy relationship, life is good, mainly. There are a few inconsistencies but hey no one is perfect. When Alice discovers she is pregnant she can’t wait to share the news with Dom and sends him a message with a copy of the test results, but the knock on the door is not her excited husband returning home but the Police who have come to tell Alice that her husband is dead. Dominic’s estranged brother Simon comes to view the body and insists that it is not his brother. As Alice’s world comes crashing down she has to accept that her husband was not who he said - so who has she shared her life with for the last 3 years? The truth is her worst nightmare. An excellent read.

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  • Helen K Farrell
  • 02-14-20

This Novel Really Tests Credibility

When will writers stop portraying educated, intelligent women as gullible and naive? I am so angry!

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  • Jan Richardson
  • 02-05-20

Loved this Story

Excellent narrator, easy listening great twists and turns couldn't put it down.
Recommended listening great Audio