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The Ex ALAFAIR BURKE

March 13, 2016

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The Ex ALAFAIR BURKE

In this breakout standalone novel of suspense in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on a Train, a woman agrees to help an old boyfriend who has been framed for murder—but begins to suspect that she is the one being manipulated.
Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman who echos his past. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a Missed Moment online. Days later, a woman responds.
Olivia Randall is one of New York City’s best criminal defense lawyers. When she gets the phone call informing her that her former fiancé, Jack Harris, has been arrested for a triple homicide there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence.
For Olivia, representing Jack is a way to make up for past regrets, and the hurt she caused him, but as the evidence against him mounts, she is forced to confront her doubts. The man she knew could not have done this, but what if she never really knew him?
The Ex is everything a great mystery should be intriguing, suspenseful, compelling, insightful, surprising, and thoroughly satisfying. A great read.
Published by Faber
Pages 283
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MY REVIEW
I have wanted to read The Ex for some as I love reading legal fiction. In this standalone thriller. Jack has never dated since after the shooting of his wife by a fifteen year old boy three years ago. Jack is a writer who has voluntarily offered to be question by police about a shooting. While Jack was on a run early one morning he see a woman in a party dress with a picnic basket drinking champagne straight from the bottle. He told his best friend Charlotte about the woman he had seen. As Charlotte ran an online magazine called the Room she posted on her site asking for the woman in the party dress to come forward. Madeline came forward as the woman who Jack had seen.  Jack and Madeline began to email each other and from a chapter in book a date place and time was fixed to meet up at a football field. With no sign of anyone looking for him he left his picnic basket outside the field with a note where Madeline could  find it.  When Jack got home he heard on the news shots had been fired. A lawyer agrees to help Jack as he is an old boyfriend of hers as Jack has been arrested of murder but she begins to suspect that she is being manipulated. So much happened in this story with mega twists, I just loved it all from start to finish.
 
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