The Exes' Revenge by Jo Jakeman

The Exes' Revenge

Originally titled Sticks and StonesA 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...


Details The Exes' Revenge

TitleThe Exes' Revenge
ISBN9780440000341
Author
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherBerkley Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreThriller, Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense
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Reviews The Exes' Revenge

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    Three women with one thing in common, or should I say one person in common - Phillip!Ruby - the ex-wife who never seemed to move on.Imogen - the soon to be ex - wife #2, also the mother of his only childNaomi- current live in girlfriend. Young and beautiful.It’s going to take the help of all three women to take down their one common denominator. Can they all work together? Can they really trust each-other? Or will Phillip come out on top...agai...
  • Holly B
    1970-01-01
    Dark humor and entertaining plot / Just add popcorn Phillip is a master manipulator and he has been at it for awhile, but when his girlfriend and former wives band together to plot their revenge, he is in for a heavy dose of his own medicine! Really? They did what to him? Oh no they didn't....oh yes, they did!This was super entertaining and lets just say Phillip (who was quite the evil narcissist ) wasn't a sympathetic character at all.  In ...
  • Paromjit
    1970-01-01
    Jo Jakeman writes a stellar emotional roller coaster of a debut novel, a tense and harrowing portrayal of an issue that is widespread in society but often flies beneath the radar, domestic violence. In this psychological thriller, it all begins with the funeral of Phillip Rochester, a decorated police officer and all round nasty piece of work. Present at the funeral are three women, Ruby, his ex-wife, Imogen, his estranged wife and girlfriend, Na...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    1970-01-01
    Batman needs to shut his judgey mouth. But yes, I probably have been. This book totally would rock the movie of the week though. Imogene is about to be the ex-wife. If her wanker husband Phillip will ever agree to just sign the papers. He has himself a brand new home and new woman friend that Imogene has to get along with for the sake of her child. But one day when she is over at their house she notices something that makes her realize that she i...
  • Mackey
    1970-01-01
    A satisfyingly noir tale of three abused women seeking their revenge against one man. Phillip Rochester is one of the cruelest, most manipulative, abusive men that these three women could imagine but they didn't have to imagine him. He was their reality. When his current wife, Imogen, is told that she must move out of her house - which they own together - or face consequences, Imogen is well aware of what those consequences might entail. She has...
  • Liz
    1970-01-01
    This is one fun read! Three women are involved with Philip - his ex, his present wife and his girlfriend. Once an a**hole, always an a**hole. And Philip could win the prize. Nasty, manipulative, abusive. Check, check, check. But Philip is a decorated police officer, so it’s not like his buddies on the force will believe he’s abusive. The book starts with his funeral, so we know he’s a goner, and then goes back three weeks and works itself ...
  • Meredith
    1970-01-01
    I knew going in this was going to be over-the-top ridiculousness. For a hundred pages or so it served its purpose--light, mindless reading for when I got home from work. It was fun for a while, but then it just got boring and messy. I didn’t care what happened to any of these characters and I was happy when I got to the end! I don't care enough to write a detailed review.I won a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway!
  • Susanne Strong
    1970-01-01
    4 StarsDivorce (and even breakups) can be nasty. If you’ve been through it, you know. Sometimes you’re not even sure you’ll survive. In this case, Phillip Rochester’s exe’s find out for themselves. Imogen and Phillip are newly divorced. As the father of their child, Phillip makes Imogen’s life miserable and it’s about to get worse. When Naomi became the new girlfriend of Phillip Rochester, she had no idea what she was getting hersel...
  • Katie B
    1970-01-01
    A bit of a mess but I still kinda liked it. This is one of those books where you find out the ending right at the beginning of the story and the rest of the book is the details of what happened, in this case how the ex wound up dead and if the ex -wife, soon-to-be ex-wife, and current girlfriend had something to do with Phillip's death. The book had a bit of a soap opera quality to it in which I was entertained but it will drive you nuts if you s...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    "The axe forgets, but the tree remembers." (African Proverb)What would you do if fate handed you the ultimate opportunity for payback? What would it be like to finally have the steering wheel in your grasp rather than being relegated to the backseat in the vehicle of life?Imogene Rochester has been deluged with disrespect. It dresses her in wraps of verbal, nonverbal, and physical abuse at the hands of her police officer husband, Phillip. He wear...
  • Kendall
    1970-01-01
    What first caught my eye with this one? That cover..... and of course I was thinking "ooo awesome for a bunch of women to seek revenge on their ex?" BUT this?? Yikes... NOThe premise starts out with a bang at Philip's funeral.... Three women Naomi, Imogen, and Ruby all know deep down inside that Philip Rochester got the death he deserved. Of course the author leaves the readers with a bit of bread crumbs... aching for more!! Philip is a typical c...
  • Gary
    1970-01-01
    This is the debut novel by author Jo Jakeman. The book starts with the funeral of Phillip Rochester, a police officer before going back in time to tell the events leading up to his death. Phillip is not a nice man and has abused his two wives and his lover throughout his adult life. The three women are now joined together in a common goal of seeking revenge.This is a fast paced story with some very interesting characters, Jo Jakeman is a new auth...
  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    The Exes’ Revenge by Jo Jakeman is a debut thriller that for this reader just seemed to lack a bit of thrill and border more on a drama. The story is one that begins at the end and then takes the readers back to a so many days before countdown to where we’ve begun.Imogen is in the process of getting a divorce from her once abusive and controlling ex-husband. Meanwhile, said husband has a new women in his life and also another ex that was the ...
  • Brenda
    1970-01-01
    I expected to feel free, unburdened, but when the curtains close around Phillip Rochester's satin-lined coffin, all I feel is indigestion.The opening lines of Sticks and Stones grabbed me – and I was enthralled until the very last page!Phillip Rochester was a policeman; his reputation was everything to him. But he had more than just the guns he carried for weapons – his words and the menace they carried; and his fists. And his ex-wife, his wi...
  • Louise Wilson
    1970-01-01
    How far would you go for revenge on your ex? Imogen's husband is a bad man. And now he's given her an ultimatum: get out of the family home in the next fortnight or I will fight you for custody of our son.This book starts with the funeral of Philip Rochester, a policeman who was not a very nice person. Present at his funeral are three women who all have something in common, they have all been abused by Philip Rochester. Ruby is his ex-wife, Imoge...
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    1970-01-01
    Wow! Crazy story but quite good! 4.5 Stars~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I have to say this book is loaded with triggers and raw description of those affected by domestic violence. However, the book is also about revenge and that brings strange bedfellows in and of itself. So if you are in the mood for a little payback, check out my review...The story started out with a bang and really never let up. I was not expecting a lot of the dark graphic detail...
  • Malia
    1970-01-01
    This was my first novel by Jo Jakeman, but I'm already looking forward to her next one. The story moved at a good pace and was engaging, but what I really liked was the characters development of the protagonist, Imogen. She starts off very meek and afraid (with good reason!) and changes and grows stronger as circumstances demand. I don't want to give away the plot, because there are a good amount of twists and turns, bit I will say it was an enjo...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    1970-01-01
    When I first read this description, my thoughts were kind of "oh cool, a psychological thriller meets first wives club"...and DAHLINGGG, I was here for that. But this? No. What started as an interesting premise, an abusive husband, an ex wife wanting to take revenge, kind of spirals into ridiculous, with red herrings that don't serve the benefit of the story. I thought the length was longer than necessary. I had high hopes, but, alas. I will say ...
  • Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
    1970-01-01
    I’ve been working my way towards this book for what feels like months, so I had high hopes for it but it just didn’t live up to what I was expecting. It’s a solid thriller, well written, focusing on the horrific subject of domestic abuse, but these are the kinds of books I don’t seem to get on with lately. I find they make me really uncomfortable while reading so I tend to disconnect from them, which in turn means I disconnect from the ch...
  • Dennis
    1970-01-01
    2.5 / 5 starsI'm not going to go fully into detail about this story, because The Exes' Revenge was one of the more disappointing stories that I've picked up this summer. Imogen and her son Alistair are trying to recuperate after Imogen decides to divorce her husband Phillip Rochester. Phillip is a successful doctor (I think?) who lives a double life. He is a misogynist and domestic abuser who has cheated on his wife with a plethora of women dur...
  • Shalini
    1970-01-01
    Some people are just too damaged and there is no rescuing them, however much the heart bleeds for themThree ladies at different parts of town in different age groups in a different lifestyle have only one thing in common —THE MANThe man who manipulates them, who undermines their confidence, who can create an aura of pathos in such a way that he is believed to his last lie, a man who can physically and mentally abuse and yet they seem to want to...
  • Sheryl
    1970-01-01
    I want to add to this review that if anyone who has ever suffered from Domestic Violence, be it verbally, physically or emotionally really should keep that in mind if they read this novel due to the subject matter. I'm a Victim's Advocate for Domestic Violence Survivors, and I found myself tense up at times.Having stated that; this is a well-written book. I liked the way the author has set the book the up. Phillip Rochester is a police officer wh...
  • Gary
    1970-01-01
    This is the debut novel by author Jo Jakeman. The book starts with the funeral of Phillip Rochester, a police officer before going back in time to tell the events leading up to his death. Phillip is not a nice man and has abused his two wives and his lover throughout his adult life. The three women are now joined together in a common goal of seeking revenge.This is a fast paced story with some very interesting characters, Jo Jakeman is a new auth...
  • Sally Whiteside
    1970-01-01
    This made my heart beat faster.This is absolutely without a doubt a fast paced psychological thriller. It had me hooked from page one and swearing under my breath at the villain. I can't recommend this book enough. This book kept pace and didn't flag till the last page. Praise for Jo Jakeman.
  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    1970-01-01
    2.5 stars rounded upPhilip Rochester isn't finished with you until he says he is; just ask first wife Ruby, 2nd wife Imogen and girlfriend Naomi. The unlikely trio will come together to rid Philip from their lives: but are they mentally and physically capable of doing so? Philip has a type and preys on the weak, what he doesn't come to expect is that they give each other strength: is their force powerful enough to escape him unscathed? Trigger wa...
  • Zoe
    1970-01-01
    Full review to follow shortly.
  • Joann
    1970-01-01
    I was really into this book!! What a doozy it turned out to be. I was hanging by my fingernails for all of the book. Yes, there are parts where you might have a problem believing it, but I enjoyed this dark and delicious read. I believe this is the author's debut novel and I'll be on the look out for more. I'd give this a 4.5 star.
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    This is a fast-paced enjoyable novel which centers around revenge. There isn't a huge amount of the 'unknown' in this novel (although some circumstances from the past do come back into question, which did add a good dose of mystery to the story)  because you know how Imogen, Naomi and Ruby are involved; it's more a case of following them as they try to work out the best way to deal with the tricky situation they've ended up in.The characters in ...
  • Brandy
    1970-01-01
    “putting aside the fact that you’re stalking your ex and are two maybe three steps away from boiling his bunny...I still don’t get it.” Come on friends, nothing says “I’m a must read” like a saucy reference from a movie as twisted as Fatal Attraction! Am I right? Thought so. Divorces can be vicious- but some divorces are deadly. Just ask, Phillip - shoot, strike that. Phillip is permanently unavailable - as in he is dead. The Ex’s...
  • michelle
    1970-01-01
    This a very good debut novel by Jo Jakeman. It starts with a funeral of Phillip Rochester, Police officer and estranged husband to Imogen. His now girlfriend Naomi and Phillips first wife Ruby also attends. Phillip was a nasty man he abused all three women. The story is told of past and present events leading up to this.Philip turns up at the family home and tells Imogen that he wants to have a divorce and want her and their son out of the house ...