The Ex

The Ex

A Novel

Book - 2016
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After agreeing to defend her ex-fiancé when he is arrested for a triple homicide, top criminal lawyer, Olivia Randall begins to have doubts as the evidence mounts against him.
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishersLtd., ©2016.
ISBN: 9780062390486
Characteristics: 288 pages ;,24 cm

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mynovelesquelife
May 01, 2019

RATING: 4 STARS
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I really enjoyed this suspense novel! It reminds me of Harlan Coben's standalone books where the realism is the true suspense. Olivia is hired by her ex-fiance's teenage daughter when he is accused of murdering his wife's killer and two bystanders. She cannot believe the man she once loved could do anything like this. She sets out to prove his innocence, and figure out who would frame him. The twists in this book were great and nothing major or showy. I would recommend this to any fans of suspense.

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Memawrayne
Feb 20, 2019

This is my 2nd book to read by this author. She presents a good story with strong characters. She throws the reader a curve as the mystery comes to an end.

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NedSu
Feb 28, 2018

I confess that I only started reading the works of Alafair Burke because I am a big fan of her Father's writings. No one would ever say that she mimics her father- her ideas and style are all of her own choosing. I've read most of her work, including the Portland series from her wary days. She has improved with each novel.

The Ex is a great example of her improvement over the years. The plot is well thought out, the pacing is excellent, and she is sure of her characters. The protagonist may be flawed, but in a way the furthers the theme of guilt and consequences. I enjoyed the brisk dialogue, too. I am looking forward to reading her recently published novel.

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Nametzj
Nov 10, 2017

Excellent writing great legal story

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brangwinn
Sep 04, 2017

Good short mystery in which a lawyer is asked to defend a former fiancé who has been accused of murder. As she delves deeper into creating a viable defense, the accused story begins to unravel.

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PCPL
Jun 27, 2017

Returned, didn't like.

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chloecat
Oct 16, 2016

A first read of this author.......good plot, and characters, will read more of her work.

This reads like a Harlequin romance with a sad ending. The lawyer is self centred and spends more time 'thinking' about herself, her past affairs and how clever/ pretty she is and her cool friends too! The plot had some great twists but
avoid this author if you are looking for decently written literature.

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Sansha
Jun 06, 2016

I really enjoyed this book.
Jack Harris has been charged with killing 3 people. His teenage daughter, Buckley, enlists the help of Olivia Randall, a high-powered defence attorney. Olivia is also the ex of Jack Harris. 20 years ago Olivia treated Jack badly and feels she owes it to him to take on his case.
As the evidence is revealed, Olivia goes between believing in Jack and trusting him to realizing he is lying to her and wondering whether he is in fact guilty. Loved the legal aspects to this novel.

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Shelley51
May 09, 2016

This was a very interesting story. My problem was I didn't like the main character, Olivia. Unfortunately for me, I figured out "who did it" early on in the story. I finished the book in hopes of being wrong.

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