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The Dead Ex
A Novel
By (author): Jane Corry
9780525561194 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Crime Feb 05, 2019
$35.00 CAD
Remaindered 6.16 x 9.28 x 1.18 in 368 pages Viking Pamela Dorman Books
One man’s disappearance throws four women’s lives into chaos—who will survive?

Vicki works as an aromatherapist, healing her clients out of her home studio with her special blends of essential oils. She’s just finishing a session when the police arrive on her doorstep—her ex-husband David has gone missing. Vicki insists she last saw him years ago when they divorced, but the police clearly don’t believe her. And her memory’s hardly reliable—what if she did have something to do with it?

Meanwhile, Scarlet and her mother Zelda are down on their luck, and at eight years old, Scarlet’s not old enough to know that the “game” her mother forces her to play is really just a twisted name for dealing drugs. Soon, Zelda is caught, and Scarlet is forced into years of foster care—an experience that will shape the rest of her life…

David’s new wife, Tanya, is the one who reported him missing, but what really happened on the night of David’s disappearance? And how can Vicki prove her innocence, when she’s not even sure of it herself? The answer lies in the connection among these four women—and the one person they can’t escape.

Story Locale: London and suburbs

Jane Corry is an author and journalist, and has spent time as the writer-in-residence of a high-security prison for men—an experience that helped inspire My Husband’s Wife, her bestselling debut thriller, as well as her second thriller, Blood Sisters. The Dead Ex is her third thriller.

Author Residence: Devon, UK

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Author Social Media: Facebook.com/Jane-Corry-Author, Twitter: @JaneCorryAuthor; Instagram: @JaneCorry

Praise for The Dead Ex:

“Corry’s skill at building suspense and creating characters with secrets pasts, as shown in her earlier novels, is on display again here.”
--Booklist

“Corry expertly weaves [the] stories together in unexpected and clever ways.”
--CrimeReads

“Corry delivers strong plot twists, a fast pace, and devious characters, making this a perfect blend of Liv Constantine’s The Last Mrs. Parrish and Alafair Burke’s The Wife that will keep readers guessing until the end.”
—Library Journal

“Gripping. . . Corry delivers several satisfying plot twists as well as a meditation on the nature of family.”
Publishers Weekly

Praise for My Husband's Wife:

“A must-read book for fans of the kind of psychological thrillers that have been all the rage.”
Bustle

"[My Husband's Wife] nicely fits into the psychological suspense genre that’s riding a slipstream of popularity, thanks to the success of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. . . Addictive. . . [a] seemingly unending trove of delicious disasters and deceits.”
—The Washington Post


“If you loved Gone Girl and The Talented Mr. Ripley, you’ll love My Husband's Wifeby Jane Corry. It’s got every thriller’s trifecta: love, marriage and murder.”
Parade


"Brilliant, original and complex, with a dark triangle at its center. A compelling thriller that kept me turning the pages until the end."
B.A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors

"Devilishly devious. . . this swiftly moving psychological thriller offers surprises right up to the finish."
--Publishers Weekly

Praise for Blood Sisters:

“Addictive. . . It’ll keep you guessing until the very end.”
HelloGiggles

“Secrets are gradually revealed in a plot that twists to the very end. From the author of My Husband's Wife, this is nicely sustained psychological suspense.”
--Booklist

“Gripping, intense and masterfully crafted.”
--Bookreporter.com

“Engrossing.”
--Publishers Weekly

“Compulsive, edgy, and with some fabulous twists that I didn’t see coming!”
—B.A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors

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