The Dead Ex

A Novel
Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of My Husband's Wife, 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 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.

©2019 Jane Corry (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“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

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I stuck it out

I stuck it out and listened to this whole book but all the while I was listening to 3 different stories that only merged right at the end. Even when merged it was really not a tadah moment. One of my least favorite books in a long while.

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Excellent performance and story line

Excellent read. love this author and the performance. will listen again to this author excellent

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stick with it

I was frustrated writing to see how these characters were connected and almost gave up but I decided to stick with it and eureka what great story!! That last chapter, last line was fantastic