Published by Berkley Books on September 11, 2018
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.
One of the best things about being able to book blog is being able to get an advance copy of a book especially when its a debut author. I was thrilled when I got The Exes’ Revenge because I was intrigued about the story line.
I have to say that I devoured this in practically one sitting because it was that good. I just could not put it down. Its been awhile since I have read a book like this. I need more books like this in my life.
This book was full of twist and turns that had me on the edge of my seat.
There is four main characters of the book, Imogen (the current wife), Naomi (the girlfriend), Ruby (the ex wife) and Philip the man making all three of their lives a living hell. The time line of the book spans from the present to the past with all three women.
Philip works in law enforcement so he knows how to get away with abuse etc. He has tormented each of these women with blackmail and threats that if they were to run to the police with their claims that no one would believe them because there just is no prove of the abuse. So each of them suffers in silence until Imogen sees Naomi on her way to the emergency room with her head split open. Imogen starts the ball rolling and soon gets the other two women to help her. She will do anything including breaking the law to stop Philip.
All three women realize that in order to stop him they have to work together but when things start happening they soon realize that not everyone is in it like they say they are and will do anything to help and protect Philip even though he is getting more and more violent as the story line progresses. Can they all over come their mistrust for each other and work together to get out of this alive?
I am still thinking about the book and super excited to read more of Jo Jakeman’s work. I have checked the author’s website and don’t see any future books but I really hope that’s not the case and a new book will be out soon. I would definitely read it.