THE EXES’ REVENGE, by Jo Jakeman,Viking Canada/Penguin Random House


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.

Out September 11, 2018


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Okay, this has been done before, sooooooo many times. Three women, all abused by one man at one time or another, find themselves together at the abuser’s funeral.  Did they have anything to do with his death? That is the story.

It was funny at times, in a dark way. Character development was done very well, the plot has been done. So I guess it was okay, but I wouldn’t break down any doors to purchase it.  If you like “girls done wrong get even” type of books, this is a fast-paced one to consider.

I gave it:



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