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With enough twists and turns to set heads spinning, this is an enthralling read, stuffed full of intrigue and drama. Vicki finds the police on her doorstep asking questions about her ex-husband who has disappeared. She has suffered times of forgetfulness since being diagnosed with epilepsy, will she be able to convince them of her innocence? The women shine brightly in this tale, their heartfelt sincerity sets fire to the page, and yet, and yet… Jane Corry lays bait for your mind and ambushes feelings, and I found myself doubting, suspicious. Slowly and with infinite care and patience, information is revealed, though not necessarily answers, adding to the questions, adding to the suspense. I read this in one sitting, powering my way towards an understanding, and oh how my eyes gleamed at that ending! ‘The Dead Ex’ tampers with thoughts and feelings creating a thoroughly entertaining and satisfying read.
Vicki's husband David once promised to love her in sickness and in health. But after a brutal attack left her suffering with epilepsy, he ran away with his mistress. So when Vicki gets a call one day to say that he's missing, her first thought is 'good riddance'. But then the police find evidence suggesting that David is dead. And they think Vicki had something to do with it. What really happened on the night of David's disappearance? And how can Vicki prove her innocence, when she's not even sure of it herself?
Closing date: 30/11/2020
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What a devious and devouring read. From a genre that have so many titles fighting for originality this one manages it with gusto. Full review
What an exciting read this is. A marriage that has gone sour, the fall-out, a mother's "protection" of her child and the ultimate revenge. Full review
Jane corry has done it again! The Dead Ex had me hooked until the very last page - Kathryn Croft
Few writers can match Jane Corry in her compelling portrayals of damaged women and their dangerous liaisons - Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home
Compulsive, edgy and with some fabulous twists that I didn't see coming! - B A Paris, author of 'Behind Closed Doors'
Fans of psychological thrillers will be hooked after the first page - Closer
I loved The Dead Ex! Full of twists & turns that come together in the most unexpected fashion - Louise Jensen, author of 'The Sister'
Publication date: 28/06/2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||28th June 2018|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery, Adult & contemporary romance, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Jane Corry is a writer and journalist, and teaches creative writing all over the world. Recently she spent three years working as the writer-in-residence at a high-security prison for men. In her own words: 'I had always thought prisons were terrifying places for people who had done terrible things. But after my first marriage ended, I found myself working in one, and discovered a world I could not have imagined without actually being there. A world in which no one was quite who they seemed. A world that I found strangely addictive - so much so that it wormed its ...More About Jane Corry