The Ex-Wife

The Ex-WifeThe Ex-Wife by Jess Ryder
Published by Bookouture on June 5th 2018
Pages: 352
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Natasha believes that she has it all – a loving husband (Nick), a beautiful home, a beautiful daughter (Emily). Life would be perfect if only her husband’s ex-wife (Jen) would leave them alone. She calls constantly and has close ties to Nick’s family which makes family events incredibly uncomfortable for Natasha.

Then one day Natasha learns that Nick did not drop off Emily at pre-school. She returns home to find all their belonging gone! She is devastated! Readers will be devastated right along with her. As she attempts to find them, she decides she needs to go have a chat with Nick’s ex-wife to determine if she knows the whereabouts of her missing husband and child.

This book is told through alternating POV and had me guessing “Who is Anna?” and obviously “where are Nick and Emily?” and “Why did they leave?”. I enjoyed that this book kept me guessing as to what was going on, who was Anna, and could all of the characters be trusted (such as Sam)?

Although, I did guess one of the plot twists, the others were a pleasant surprise. Not all of the characters are likable in this book which worked perfectly for the plot. As I learned more and more about the secrets, lies and motivations of some of the characters, things did begin to make more sense.

One thing that irked me about this book is that no one in authority seemed to care or feel the need to get involved when Nick and Emily went missing. I didn’t buy the old, well he is her parent so there is nothing you can do angle. Plus, let this book serve as a warning to women – make sure that things are in your name as well!

This book was well-written with some twists and turns along the way. This was an interesting and fast paced read.

Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.

four-stars

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