Saturday, March 6, 2021

The Ex by Diane Saxon - Book Tour & Review

The Ex

Sometimes your past just won't let go...

As a heat wave grips the country, DS Jenna Morgan is called to a domestic incident at the home of a young family in Ironbridge.

Pregnant Imelda Cheetham-Epstein has been found unconscious by her husband, Zak with serious head injuries. 

When Jenna arrives on the scene, she discovers something even more disturbing – the couple's eleven-month-old son, Joshua, is missing and the race against time begins to find him.

Is this an accident or something more sinister?

Are the two incidents linked?

Or has something in the Cheetham-Epstein's past caught up with them?

Diane Saxon is back with a gripping new psychological crime novel, perfect for fans of Cara Hunter and Carol Wyer.

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My Review

The Ex is the fourth book in the DS Jenna Morgan series, and this one can be read as a standalone. Having only read one other, I did have a little bit of a feel for what I could expect with this one. Or so I thought...
The Ex is definitely one of the darker books I've read so far this year. It starts off with a bang, and it doesn't let up. It's a tense thriller that will have readers anxiously flipping through the pages to see how it will all play out.
Emily is immediately unlikable. I think she's one of the most unlikable characters I've ever read. She's absolutely insane. Not only is she hung up on her ex, Zak, but she refuses to believe he could ever want anyone other than her. She knows that if she only shows up on his doorstep, he'll immediately divorce his new wife and come running back to her. Can we say delusional?
When Zak's new wife refuses to get him for Emily, Emily loses her mind and attacks the pregnant Imelda, leaving her for dead. The only witness? The couple's young son. 
Now it's up to Jenna to track down the crazy Emily and rescue Zak and Imelda's son before it's too late. 
This is definitely a dark, sometimes disturbing read. It does contain some graphic violence which may trigger more sensitive readers. 
There were a few times I had to set my Kindle down and walk away because it got a little tense. My anxiety was definitely through the roof while reading this one.
I enjoyed The Ex, though, and thought it was a really good psychological thriller. If you're a fan of the genre, or if you've read the other DS Jenna Morgan books, definitely give this one a go.
4.5 stars!

Author Bio: Diane Saxon previously wrote romantic fiction for the US market but has now turned to writing psychological crime. Find Her Alive was her first novel in this genre and introduced series character DS Jenna Morgan. She is married to a retired policeman and lives in Shropshire.

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