Book Review: The Ex-Wife by Jess Ryder

About the Book

You’ve got everything she wants …

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone …

Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen. But can she trust her? And do either of them really know the man they married?

If you loved The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl or The Couple Next Door then this dark, twisting psychological thriller from Amazon chart bestseller Jess Ryder is guaranteed to have you gripped. 

My Thoughts

The Ex-Wife is such a gripping read! From the intriguing prologue to the very end, the book kept me guessing throughout.

In addition to the unfolding revelations, I enjoyed the more in-depth look at some of the characters in the story. These lines “It’s impossible to tell what’s really going inside another person’s head. Everybody lives in a secret world of one.” resonated with me. The methods some characters used to create, and justify, their version of the narrative gave interesting insights into their personalities.

Highly recommended.

About the Author

Jess Ryder is a pseudonym of novelist/screenwriter/television producer, Jan Page.

JAN PAGE is a novelist, screenwriter, and television producer, whose experience ranges right across the age spectrum. Over the years, she has written hundreds of episodes of television and thirteen of her plays have been professionally staged. Jan lives in London and is co-founder of Adastra, an independent production company specializing in the children’s sector.