The Exes’ Revenge by Jo Jakeman
Published September 11, 2018
Hardcover, 342 pages
MY GOODREADS RATING 4/5 STARS
(Thanks to Netgalley & Berkley Books, I received an eARC)
Originally titled Sticks and Stones
A wickedly dark debut thriller about three women who’ve all been involved with the same man and realize the one thing they have in common is that they all want revenge against him…
Divorces are often messy, and Imogen’s is no exception. Phillip Rochester is controlling, abusive, and determined to make things as difficult as possible. When he shows up without warning demanding that Imogen move out of their house by the end of the month or he’ll sue for sole custody of their young son, Imogen is ready to snap.
In a moment of madness, Imogen does something unthinkable–something that puts her in control for the first time in years. She’s desperate to protect her son and to claim authority over her own life.
But she wasn’t expecting both Phillip’s ex-wife and new girlfriend to get tangled up in her plans. These three very different women–and unlikely allies–reluctantly team up to take revenge against a man who has wronged them all.
I thought The Exes Revenge would make a very interesting made for TV movie or Netflix series. it’s one of those folks that you don’t want to put down because it’s very far out there but works really well. It was definitely a bit over-the-top but I like how things seemed to fall right where they should have. It definitely had an unrealistic unpredictable plotline but I can’t say how many times that actually worked for this one.
I liked that it showed how sometimes people don’t change as much as you would like them to it’s just not gonna happen. It also shows how some people are extremely manipulative and others are very naïve and seem to fall for it time and time again.
This book really gives the quote “revenge is the best medicine” a new take. At some point I kind of laughed out loud and how this could really never happen into life. But overall I really enjoyed this one and took it with a grain of salt.