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Publisher's Summary

Penguin Audio presents The Dead Ex by Jane Corry, read by Laura Aikman and Honeysuckle Weeks.

The third twist-filled thriller from The Sunday Times best-selling author of My Husband's Wife and Blood Sisters

'I wish he'd just DIE.'

He said in sickness and in health. But after Vicki was attacked at work and left suffering with epilepsy, her husband, Daniel, left her for his mistress.

So when Vicki gets a call one day to say that he's gone missing, her first thought is 'good riddance'. But then the police find evidence suggesting that Daniel is dead. And they think Vicki had something to do with it.

What really happened on the night of Daniel's disappearance?

And how can Vicki prove her innocence when she's not even sure of it herself?    

©2017 Jane Corry (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd

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loved it very intriging. very different story line. it jumped about a bit but still enjoyable to listen to.

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Not sure what I liked least, the narration or the story. Wish I could return this book.

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gripping and we'll presented . it's a great story

keeps you wondering till the end. a great presentation and highly recommended well done.

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I loved it, I was engrossed from the very start and the story never disappointed me.

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I found this book disappointing. Listening to Vicki just really annoyed me. Her story just went on and on and she started to irritate me to the point that I kept skipping over her section. I enjoyed listening to Scarlet and wished it had been just about her.

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  • Lyn
  • 22-08-2018

Great listen

I like the toing and froing style of this book. Gradually bringing the story together. Fantastic reading by Laura Aikman.

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  • MA Reviewer
  • 25-06-2018

"Ex" This One Off Your List....

If you were wondering if it was possible to pen a dull story about an ex-wife suspected of being involved in her former husband's mysterious disappearance.....it is very, very possible. And this "Ex" book is Exhibit "A".

True confession: I have a weakness for wife-kills-husband/husband-kills-wife books. This being said, I had seen the pre-publicity press for this title and ordered it immediately before the book had any Audible reviews.. How could a book with such a great plot be bad??? Well...... I made it through 2 hours of the book before I refused to let it waste any more of my time. The book is slow, dull, repetitive and a huge disappointment.

The narrator reading Scarlett's lines is very irritating and, quite frankly, she gave me a headache.

There are so many great reads on Audible. Don't waste your credit on this one.

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  • rebecca musser
  • 24-06-2018

Enjoyed

I enjoyed listing to this book, The Dead Ex. There were many twists and turns. There are some slower points, but I wanted to find out who these people are and how they all connect with each other.

The one item that I did not like was the voice used for Vickys thoughts. Why was a computerized male voice used for this part. Very distracting and odd. Thank goodness not many of these were in the story.

The story was a bit easy to figure out, yet there were a few surprises toward the end.

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  • Christine Bamberger
  • 27-11-2018

Addictive, but what's with the slow sequences?

Overall I greatly enjoyed listening to this suspenseful and plot-twisty book, which not only presents a convoluted mystery, but gets you thinking about the vast shortcomings of prison and foster care systems -- even those with good intentions. Honeysuckle Weeks and Laura Aikman do an excellent job of portraying various voices (especially Weeks -- she even has a pretty good American accent!).

Just one thing confused me about the recording: In Part 1 (indeed, right off the bat), there are some short narrations that I guess are the diary entries of Vicky. However, either the director of the audiobook recorded Weeks at a slow speed for those, or somehow the session in which those were consecutively recorded came out of the recording studio slow, and were not adjusted. I was thrown, because all the way up to the end I thought the character of David had some husband stashed somewhere who also was into aromatherapy (lol). But truly, Weeks slowed down sounded like a bloke! Nevertheless a gripping listen; highly recommend it.

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  • Jessica W.
  • 28-06-2018

Couldn't decide if I hated or loved it..

There were so many parts of this audiobook that made me so angry and annoyed... then parts that made me think it was a great story. I was ready to give it 3 stars and then 5 stars. So, I settled on giving it 4 stars.

First of all, the title of this book & the summary were sort of misleading. Then the book jumped around so much and used dates and it was hard to follow. I found myself having to repeat chapters thinking I had missed something or needed to reclarify an event.

Not to give too much away, I thought that the constant twists were fantastic. Holy mother of literature. I was definitely in shock and had "OMG" moments while listening. I never had a clue to what might happen which was very pleasant because I can usually figure out the twists in books, NOT THIS ONE.

So yes, there were parts that aggravated me but this book had me hook. I would definitely recommend.

The only parts with narration that bugged the crap out of me were the male computer sounding diary entries. They were creepy and soooo out of place. HATED that part.

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  • Maxie
  • 27-06-2018

this isnt my kind of book...too slow dragging out

isnt my kind of book...too slow drag and the english slang sucks for an american!

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