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Monday, July 18, 2016

The Ex by Alafair Burke

This story had it all. romance, a couple of murders and such a fantastic story of how a person could be framed for murder - so fantastic that it could only possibly be true!

Olivia has been called to defend Jack - her ex boyfriend whom she treated deplorably and she feels getting him off the hook may be her only chance to redeem herself of the guilt she carries around with her so many years on. Delving further and further into the case, many things do not add up and though Jack persistently swears his innocence, he is finally convicted.

The twist in the tale is audacious and surprising. The story held my interest throughout and it was a book one could not put down. Storytelling was very good and characterization was excellent.

The book was sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Faber and Faber Limited.


  1. Glad to hear you found this so enjoyable - I like the sound of an audacious twist :)

  2. I am hoping to read this with my book group someday. I am curious about the twist and glad to hear the characterization is done well. Nice review!

  3. I loved this book! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. Seems like a good courtroom drama kind of book and a twist in the tale make it doubly alluring!