Originally titled Sticks and Stones
A wickedly dark debut thriller about three women who’ve all been involved with the same man and realize the one thing they have in common is that they all want revenge against him…
Divorces are often messy, and Imogen’s is no exception. Phillip Rochester is controlling, abusive, and determined to make things as difficult as possible. When he shows up without warning demanding that Imogen move out of their house by the end of the month or he’ll sue for sole custody of their young son, Imogen is ready to snap.
In a moment of madness, Imogen does something unthinkable–something that puts her in control for the first time in years. She’s desperate to protect her son and to claim authority over her own life.
But she wasn’t expecting both Phillip’s ex-wife and new girlfriend to get tangled up in her plans. These three very different women–and unlikely allies–reluctantly team up to take revenge against a man who has wronged them all.
- Print Length: 352 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (September 11, 2018)
- Publication Date: September 11, 2018
- Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B078FZ9RFD
About the author:
Jo Jakeman was the winner of the Friday Night Live competition at the York Festival of Writing in 2016. Born in Cyprus, she worked for many years in London before moving to the countryside with her husband and twin boys. The Exes’ Revenge
is her debut thriller.
****My thoughts ****
The Exe’s Revenge by Jo Jakeman is an interesting debut thriller. “Originally titled Sticks and Stones”. Ruby, Imogen, and Naomi
A wickedly dark debut thriller about three women….
Ruby, Imogen, and Naomi, all three have been involved with the same man, Phillip Rochester, who was abusive and controlling. The one thing all three have in common, they revenge against him.
A dark and emotional thriller that deals with sensitive issues, domestic violence, abuse, secrets, some dark humor, wit, sadness, and the coming together of three women who become free from their abusive, policeman husband/boyfriend and find a solidarity. Think of the “9 to 5: movie years ago. Traumatic and compelling. “The Exe’s Revenge” may not compel to all readers, I found it to be an interesting story, usual and a bit unpredictable. #NetGalley, #TheExesRevenge, #JoJakeman,
“I voluntarily received a complimentary copy, however, these are my honest opinions. I was in no way required nor compensated to write a review.”
Heat rating: mild