Title: The Ex-Wife
Author: Jess Ryder
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Page Count: 342
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
You’ve got everything she wants …
Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone …
Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen. But can she trust her? And do either of them really know the man they married?
If you loved The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl or The Couple Next Door then this dark, twisting psychological thriller from Amazon chart bestseller Jess Ryder is guaranteed to have you gripped.
My oh my, what a bumpy ride Jess Ryder has taken me on with The Ex-Wife. This one is a psychological thriller that keeps a reader guessing all the way until the very end, and then maybe even after you’ve finished the book.
Starting with a prologue in a hospital with no idea who you are reading about the book then starts at chapter 1 with Anna in the present. From then the chapters begin to flash back to then with Natasha. The things is Natasha is the current wife and Jen is the ex-wife, so the question becomes who is Anna?
Natasha had met Nick in a chance encounter while he was married to Jen. Jen and Nick had been childhood sweethearts but their marriage seemed to be one of convenience and coming to an end so when Natasha falls pregnant Nick divorces and marries her.
Jen however keeps pushing her way into the marriage even three years later. Natasha thinks things are fine however until one day Nick packs up and takes their daughter and disappears and with no where else to turn Natasha accepts Jen’s help finding her daughter.
So many layers to this story that with each passing chapter I felt like a kid at Christmas hastily unwrapping to learn more details. It’s definitely a gripping read from start to finish but when done I just wanted to continue on as I felt some things are let up in the air and my poor imagination ran wild. Such an intense ride from start to finish that I’d definitely recommend checking this one out.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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