'Compulsive, edgy and fabulous twists!' B A Paris
'Few writers can match Jane Corry' Cara Hunter
HE CHEATED. HE LIED . . . HE DIED.
Vicki's husband David once promised to love her in sickness and in health. But after a brutal attack left her suffering with epilepsy, he ran away with his mistress.
So when Vicki gets a call one day to say that he's missing, her first thought is 'good riddance'. But then the police find evidence suggesting that David is dead. And they think Vicki had something to do with it.
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?
For anyone who loved The Couple Next Door, Lisa Jewell's Then She Was Gone and Cara Hunter's Close To Home, this book has everything you need for the perfect summer read - gripping twists and turns, brilliant characters and a story you can't put down.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT JANE CORRY
'A fearsomely good thriller' Nicci French
'Few writers can match Jane Corry in her compelling portrayals of damaged women and their dangerous liaisons'Cara Hunter
'Compulsive, edgy and with some fabulous twists that I didn't see coming!' B A Paris
'Beautifully written...The Dead Ex totally hooked me' Peter James
'The Dead Ex is compelling, twisty and utterly gripping. I couldn't put it down' Emma Curtis
'Suspense, thrills and intelligent storytelling. I highly recommend it!' LJ Ross
'A compelling and deftly plotted thriller, with echoes of Apple Tree Yard, The Dead Ex kept me guessing right until the (shocking) end' Nuala Ellwood
'Fans of psychological thrillers will be hooked after the first page' Closer
'Psychological thriller writing at its very best' SD Sykes
'A powerful and addictive read' Kate Furnivall
'This twisty tale of love and revenge is a compulsive read' Kate Hamer
'I loved The Dead Ex! Full of twists & turns that come together in the most unexpected fashion' Louise Jensen
'Jane Corry's writing grabs you at the first page and doesn't let go' Sue Fortin
'A complex thriller with so many twists that you will be desperate to get to the end to find out the truth! A great summer read' Katerina Diamond
At first blush the only thing middle-aged aromatherapist Vicki Goudman and scrappy eight-year-old delinquent-in-training Scarlet Darling seem to share is that each faces a crucial turning point in their lives at the start of this slow-building but ultimately gripping psychological thriller from Corry (Blood Sisters). In February 2018, Vicki's quiet life in the seaside resort of Penzance, England, is about to implode with the arrival of two detectives investigating the disappearance 15 days earlier of her ex-husband, David, a wealthy property developer. In March 2007, Londoner Scarlet will soon be placed in a Dickensian foster home after her beloved single mom's imprisonment for drug dealing. The dual narratives alternate revealing Vicki's startling past in a very different profession and eventually converge with devastating impact. For those willing to press on through the somewhat deliberate first half, Corry delivers several satisfying plot twists as well as a meditation on the nature of family.