Friday, 6 April 2018

The Dead Ex - Jane Corry

The Dead ExThe Dead Ex by Jane Corry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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?

I have Corry's other books sitting on my shelf to be read, but just not got round to them. This I was lucky enough to have a copy from Netgalley (thank you to the publisher) so I thought over this awful Easter bank holiday (weather wise) to give it a go.

This is quite a chunky book, over 400 pages but I managed to read it in a couple of sittings. I must admit, there are many characters in this book and for quite a long way into it, I could't see how they were all linked or what the point was. After about 75% of the way though, they started to intertwine.

I thought the beginning of the book was really interesting, I really enjoyed following Scarlet's story and the reason she had been separated from her mum. There are many twists and turns though - out the book and it took me a long time to cotton on to perhaps what the main twist was.

Viki is David's ex and the story features around them, Vicki lives in Cornwall and is an aromatherapist, David works in London and has been a deceitful man, who has never seemed to have learnt his lesson.

I found this was a quick and easy read, even though it was very chunky, it was easily finished in a couple of days. At parts, I was not sure if I wanted to continue, mainly because I was getting confused with all the characters and how they were linking but I am glad I persevered.

Overall I am glad I stuck this one out, I thoroughly enjoyed it towards the end and after reading this I am certainly going to pick up Corry's other two previous books on my shelf. If you are looking for a good read this summer I recommend this, it will have you guessing until right near the end.

I would like to thank Netgalley again for sending this in exchange for an honest review.

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