Thursday, September 15, 2022

Book Review - The Ex-Wives by Jenna Kernan

The Ex Wives

The Ex Wives by Jenna Kernan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Two ex-wives. Two missing girls. Will yours be next?

Pulling a batch of my husband’s favourite golden oatmeal cookies from the oven, I smile to hear my daughter Phoebe playing in the treehouse outside. I was once so close to losing everything, but since I married handsome Jackson, I have a perfect life. Jackson might tell me what to wear, but he just likes to buy me nice things. He says I don’t need a job, and why would I want one? I can spend all day taking care of Phoebe and running errands in the fancy car Jackson gave me—he knows everywhere I go, and I love how much he wants to keep me safe.

But my whole world shatters when I find out Jackson is a liar.

He never mentioned he was married before—twice.

I love him so much. But how can I trust him now? Desperate for answers, I search our pristine house top to bottom. I thought Jackson was caring: but is it a way to control me?

When I track down his ex-wives, I see fear in their eyes. Both these women had little girls just like me. And when they left Jackson, their daughters went missing.

Devastated I’ve put Phoebe in danger, I have no choice but to find the truth about those poor girls. To protect Phoebe, I must pretend to still be the perfect wife, even though fear floods through me at Jackson’s touch.

But how far will I have to go? And what will happen to me and my sweet child if my husband finds out?


My Thoughts: Oh Wow! I don't know where to start! I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved this book! The easiest 5 stars I think I have given hands down.

I enjoyed it because it keeps a quick pace with jaw dropping moments on almost every other page as we follow along with Elana "then" before marrying Jackson and "now" the present day. I felt sad for Elana because I could understand and sympathize how she could fall into the fairy tale web Jackson weaved for her and how he kept her trapped there. Boy was he a piece of work!

I can't say I read this in one sitting but I can tell you that it bothered me so bad during bedtime that I couldn't sleep and the hubby woke up in the wee hours of the night to find me perched in bed with my Kindle because I just had to know what was fixing to happen next!

Thank you to Netgalley and Bookouture for providing this copy for my honest review.

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  1. Oh Wow! This sounds just like my kind of book! Definitely going on the TBR list! Thanks for the review! Have you read The Liar by Nora Roberts? They have some similarities. Lying/double life husband, little girl/daughter, fairytale-ish marriage, secrets...

    1. I can't remember that one Trema but I will look it up! Thank you! and for sure this one is so so good!