"There's a difference between outside the box and outside the boundaries of sanity." ~ 23%
Three very different women have one thing in common: wanting revenge against the same man. Phillip Rochester is a controlling abusive man. He did not treat any of the women in his life fairly. He chipped away at their self-esteem and used words sharper than a knife blade. The man deserved a slow painful death in my opinion.
Imogene is his current but soon-to-be-ex-wife caught in a messy divorce. He basically put her out of the house and threatened to sue for sole custody of their son. Don't mess with a woman's child; she will snap! And Imogene did. But she was not expecting Phillip's ex-ex-wife and new girlfriend to get tangled up in her plans for revenge. Though he wronged them all, the coincidence was unlikely to be believed.
It is so disappointing when a unique, good storyline falls flat. Something goes awry between the outline and the published book. How does a novel sound so wickedly great in the description but the actual chapters do not support it? Such was the case in Jo Jakeman's debut, The Exes' Revenge. The flow was choppy and the three main characters did not naturally vibe. Yet readers were to consider them a team. Nope, it made the revenge plot seem awkward and forced. Such a struggle to finish reading. But I bet this dark thriller would make a helluva movie! So...
Happy Pub Day, Jo Jakeman! The Exes' Revenge is now available.
Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.
Title: The Exes' Revenge
Author: Jo Jakeman
Published: September 2018