The Dead Ex by Jane Corry

The Dead Ex

THE THIRD TWIST-FILLED THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY HUSBAND'S WIFE AND BLOOD SISTERS 'I wish he'd just DIE.'Vicki's husband David once promised to love her in sickness and in health. But after a brutal attack left her suffering with epilepsy, he ran away with his mistress.So when Vicki gets a call one day to say that he's missing, her first thought is 'good riddance'. But then the police find evidence suggesting that Da...


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TitleThe Dead Ex
Author
Release DateAug 2nd, 2018
PublisherPenguin
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller, Crime, Fiction
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Reviews The Dead Ex

  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    1970-01-01
    I struggled to rate this novel. The first quarter was five stars, by halfway it was four stars but overall I’ve got it as a 3.5 after much thought.The plot starts out really interesting and I was really hooked in but then I felt it plateaued and really dipped my interest levels by the end. Rather than building up to a grand finale. I was disappointed as it was seeming to be a super read. I really felt the ending was rushed and a superb twisty r...
  • Pauline
    1970-01-01
    The Dead Ex by Jane Corry is a thriller about Vicki who is diagnosed with epilepsy. Her husband Daniel then leaves her for his mistress. Vicki is left struggling to cope with living with her condition on her own. A few years later the police visit her to tell her that Daniel is missing and they think that she may have harmed him. Vicky is now trying to prove that she had nothing to do with his disappearance. This story has many twists and turns. ...
  • Amanda
    1970-01-01
    Having read “ Blood sisters” I was pleased that netgalley gave me a copy in exchange for a review. The chapters alternate between Vicki whose ex husband David has gone missing and Scarlet a child exploited by her mother. The police suspect Vicki of harming David, but not remembering because of memory loss due to epilepsy. When Scarlet’s Mother is sent to prison her story becomes a depressing circle of foster homes and not knowing who to tru...
  • Peter
    1970-01-01
    DeceptionI was held spellbound from the first page to the last by this intricate and devious mystery. In a genre where it is difficult to stand out, The Dead Ex conjures up a captivating plot with plenty of suspense and surprises.Vicki narrates the story as one of 3 women that will do so throughout the book. Vicki’s ex-husband David has gone missing and there is growing evidence that she may have had something to do with it. Vicki is still in l...
  • Lou
    1970-01-01
    "The Dead Ex" is the third novel from Sunday Times Bestseller, Jane Corry, the Queen of the twisty read. It is the first of her books that I have read, the rest are already on my TBR list. The advance praise from some of the best writers in the business drew me into reading it.I have to say I was a little disappointed by my first foray into Corry's novels. It was an addictive and, on the whole, easy read, but the multiple points-of-view made for ...
  • NZLisaM
    1970-01-01
    5 Addictive Stars!Wow, this one sure kept me guessing. Clever, original, and well-executed, I read it over a day, frantically turning the pages, desperate to know how it ended. A quick read, that flowed well, with short chapters, and few POV’s. 75% in and I was still clueless as to how the characters were all connected. I had my theories but couldn’t quite get them to all fit together. And those twists – just when you think you know everyth...
  • Joanna Park
    1970-01-01
    The Dead Ex was a brilliantly gripping thriller that kept me guessing.  This book kept me company during a long night with a poorly baby and definitely helped make the hours go by faster!The story is told from the point of view of both Vicki, an aromatherapist with a murky past, and Scarlett a little girl who has been used as a pawn for her mum’s drug dealing.  I found this very intriguing as it wasn’t immediately obvious why the story was ...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    Having enjoyed both of Jane’s previous books, My Husband’s Wife and Blood Sisters , I was delighted to receive a review copy of the latest, The Dead Ex.The Dead Ex is an intriguing and absorbing read; told from the first and third person perspectives of 3 characters over 2 timelines, the different narrators have their own story to tell (some of which makes for difficult reading) and although I wondered at the beginning how they were connected...
  • Sue Jenkins
    1970-01-01
    What a great book! The story begins with accounts of the life of Vicki and Scarlet and it takes a while to understand the connection between them. There are so many twists and turns throughout and the final denouement is totally unexpected. I would thoroughly recommend this.
  • Rob Twinem
    1970-01-01
    Last year I read and really enjoyed Blood Sisters by Jane Corry, and I particularly loved the rather claustrophobic, somewhat enclosed first person telling of the story. In particular the character of Kitty living in care, unable to communicate but the reader is privileged in that he has total access to the mind and thoughts of the hapless Kitty. Unfortunately The Dead Ex comes nowhere near to the thrill read that Blood Sisters was. It is the sam...
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I really enjoyed Blood Sisters and My Husband's Wife, both also by Jane Corry, so I was excited to read her newest releases, The Dead Ex. I wasn't disappointed - this is another gripping read which kept me guessing and had plenty of twists and turns along the way.The story switches from person to person a lot and sometimes I was unsure who was talking, but I do love stories that move away from just one perspect...
  • Sharon
    1970-01-01
    Vicki's husband is missing. Scarlet is a troubled foster child. How are they linked? Where is Vicki's ex-husband? One woman tries to remember, while another is determined to not forget. This is one for people who think they can guess an ending: You won't guess this one. Full review closer to Publication date.
  • Shalini
    1970-01-01
    I have liked author Jane Corry's books, there are generally lots of twists to make it interesting. This book had twists, but they were so convoluted that I got lost in the by-lanes of suspense. Vicki loved her husband David, even after the divorce, kept stalking him. He was married prior to her and got married immediately after her. He was one creepy, perverted womaniser, I don't know how he ran his company when he had ex-wives, affairs, new wive...
  • Philomena Callan Cheekypee
    1970-01-01
    This is my second read by this author. Before I say anything I need to say how much I love this authors covers. Each cover is truly amazing. Vicki is devastated when just after being diagnosed with epilepsy her husband leaves her for another woman. When David goes missing police suspect Vicki. We get the point of view of three female characters. I’ve got to admit I couldn’t work out how they connected. This is a well written story that had me...
  • Sonja Charters
    1970-01-01
    Great book! Liked the way the sections, although seperate, linked together later in the story. Lots of twists and turns throughout and even leaves you at the end with another twist. All the characters are believable and you can connect to each with interest and can feel for each of their situations. Highly recommend reading this one.
  • Vanessa
    1970-01-01
    This is a hard one for me to review. I was given an advance copy and was excited to dive in. The story itself was fairly good, although failed to hit the "wow" mark. The main problem I have is that I had based my excitement of this book on the title and description and I feel I was misled. The story flits between 2 characters, and I struggled to like or feel anything for either of them. Some aspects of the book are very far fetched or out of the ...
  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    1970-01-01
    The Dead Ex, is a cleverly weaved psychological thriller that keeps you on your toes. There are multiple narratives and I was unsure how they would all fit together. But when the truth is finally revealed it is makes for a dramatic finale. We follow Vicki an aromatherapist from Cornwall, who comes under police suspicion when her ex-husband goes missing. What is Vicki’s story? Why is she so evasive with the truth?‘I love aromatherapy. Its magi...
  • Julie Lacey
    1970-01-01
    This is a really good read. Vicki is working is an Aromatherapist and as the story unfolds we find out that life has not been easy for her. She answers the door one day to the Police who ask her when she last saw her ex-husband. Vicki says it was five years ago but they soon realise this is not the case and come back again with more questions. The stress of this causes Vicki to have a seizure which she thought she had under control, but when she ...
  • Nicki
    1970-01-01
    Wow what a fantastic read this was courtesy of The Pigeonhole, the online book club.I discovered Jane Corry’s books last summer when I read an ARC of Blood Sisters, so I was absolutely delighted when I won a place to read this latest book via The Pigeonhole with other readers. The book was split into 10 parts, called staves, emailed to me each day. I was able to leave comments throughout and interact with the others. There was an interview and ...
  • Jessikah Stenson
    1970-01-01
    The Dead Ex is a weird thriller, with lots of twists that aren't particularly shocking or clever and characters that are so unlikable it's hard to find a reason to keep reading. While I wanted to see how it ended, I did not enjoy the reading experience and feel that the ending was flat. The title has no relevance to the story and I'm disappointed because this started to strongly but ended up being disappointing. Not sure if I'll bother to read mo...
  • Angela Smith
    1970-01-01
    Vicki Goudman hasn't had an easy time of it. She is trying to make a life for herself, still reeling from the end of her marriage several years ago and unable to let go of the past. She now works as a licensed aromatherapist as well as giving healing oils to her clients she uses them to help keep her epilepsy at bay. The epilepsy was a result of a brutal at work attack. (I don't want to give away her previous job) Things are ticking along for her...
  • Liz
    1970-01-01
    It took me a while to get into this book. The constantly changing narrators between chapters resulted in me getting the characters confused and losing the thread of the story. However, during the second half everything did fall into place!
  • Gayle Noble
    1970-01-01
    I had high hopes for this one from the synopsis but was disappointed. It was well-written, even if the different characters got a little confusing at points. Unfortunately it was basically a book about female characters being horrible to each other, doing underhanded things, and basically pandering to a man who is obviously not worth it. Disappointing. Thanks to Netgalley and publishers, Penguin Books UK, for the opportunity to review an ARC.
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    I loved the cover, I loved the concept but something just didn't work for me and I was gutted. Vicki is an unreliable protagonist, she has epilepsy, her seizures, and medication mean at times she can't remember what happened... so how can she be sure she is innocent? From there the story is split between two characters experiences which I felt were rather disjointed as the connection between the vastly different stories was unclear for the majori...
  • Danielle Dent
    1970-01-01
    I found it a little difficult to keep up with this book at times with the different names and different passages of time and it was all quite vague which rather than being intriguing I found quite annoying and felt like the plot was all over the place. However part two of the book things really started to make sense and fit into place. I would say a fairer judgment would be 3.5 stars. Thanks to Netgalley, the author and Penguin for an advance cop...
  • Agi
    1970-01-01
    "The Dead Ex", third novel by Jane Corry, introduces us to an aroma therapist Vicki Goudman, who's also diagnosed with epilepsy. She's living alone, after her marriage has broken and her husband had left her for another woman. Fast forward a few years and Vicki becomes a visit from the police, telling her that her ex - husband is missing, presumably dead. In the wake of some events and circumstances, Vicki turns out to be the prime suspect, so sh...
  • Rob Twinem
    1970-01-01
    Last year I read and really enjoyed Blood Sisters by Jane Corry, and I particularly loved the rather claustrophobic, somewhat enclosed first person telling of the story. In particular the character of Kitty living in care, unable to communicate but the reader is privileged in that he has total access to the mind and thoughts of the hapless Kitty. Unfortunately The Dead Ex comes nowhere near to the thrill read that Blood Sisters was. It is the sam...
  • Clare
    1970-01-01
    With thanks to Netgalley and Penguin for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.I have enjoyed all Jane Corry's book and I was excited when I found out she was due to release The Dead Ex.The Dead Ex was an uncomfortable book at times, dealing with the difficult subjects of child abuse and miscarriage. The plot was slow, interwoven with the intriguing POV of Scarlett Darling in part 1 and Helen Evans in part 2. This was so clever and I...
  • Annette
    1970-01-01
    A twisty novel of psychological suspense that kept me guessing right up until the very end.The first half of the book was narrated alternatively by Vicki and 8 year old Scarlett.Vicki is an aromatherapist who suffers from epilepsy, living in Cornwall. When her ex husband disappears the police contact her and then gradually begin to suspect her of his murder. Vicki is an unreliable witness and by her own admission forgets things due to her medical...
  • Yvonne
    1970-01-01
    There is something that I have found with this author and it is that I know I am in for a good read, that it will have some great twists and story-lines. This book was no exception as i was taken into the world of Vicki and her dead ex.The story takes a route that I didn’t expect and wove it’s way through different timelines. One thing I have come to expect from this author is her ability to hoodwink me completely.Epilepsy plays a crucial rol...