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The Dead Ex

Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)
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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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Excellent read

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

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Disappointed

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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  • ruthraemoir
  • 19-08-2018

Disappointing

Not sure why I persevered with this book when I found it so slow and confusing. The narration was appalling, with the Vicki character sounding like a robot, words broken into syllables and no flow whatsoever. The story was highly improbable - high-flying career woman with no character judgement, other characters sketched rather than fully drawn and one of the final twists relying on a character who had been little more than a name.
Those final twists - one, possibly two would have been credible but the last few chapters felt as if a cork screw had been pulled through them as one twist after another was revealed. I’m not sure I know who did what to whom, when or why, and it really doesn’t matter.

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  • S. Christie
  • 24-06-2018

Excellent

I was hooked from the first chapter. Great book with lots of suspense and plenty to keep you interested. Much better then the last Jane Corry book I read. The narration was also very good. I would definitely recommend.

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  • David M
  • 21-06-2018

A suspense thriller with all the right ingredients

This book had me gripped right from the start, there were no dead patches and towards the end the surprises just kept on coming.
The story evolves from the perspectives of two separate people over the years from 2007. Vicki who's ex-husband DAVID has gone missing with evidence that she might have had something to do with it, and Scarlett an 8 year old who is moving between foster homes. I listened intrigued, wondering how these threads would eventually come together.
The writing was superb, I could visualise all the scenes in my mind with very little effort and the time I spent listening just seemed to fly by. Great performance by the two narrators.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-07-2018

Slow but worth listening

This book starts very slow and the only reason I kept listening was to find out how the 2 separate characters were linked. It's in 3 parts and I would say I eventually became invested in the book during part 2. I would recommend it to people and tell them to just keep going as it's definitely worth listening to for the ending. No one else seems to have mentioned this in their reviews but in part 1 Vicky's chapters started with a very strange piece of audio where the narrator sounded like they had been slowed down, I'm not sure if this was just a fault on my download but I found it pretty irritating!

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  • Lyn Campbell
  • 22-08-2018

Confused

I struggled to read this book. I can't think of anything of value contained within its pages. It started well and was interesting to begin with but …. what a disappointment.

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  • Frances Murphy
  • 31-07-2018

a mediocre story ruined by one of the narrators

the story was often dull and badly told. it was confusing because of one narrator suddenly growing up. though it didn't take long to work out who she was; nothing subtle in the writing.

Vicky's narrator almost made me stop listening. her reading was jerky and flat at the same time. her men sounded like women and some of her accents were way off.

one of my least favourite listens.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-07-2018

Wish I hadn't bothered .

I must be in the minority because there are lots of good reviews about this book . I really didn't enjoy it . It bounced around from years ago to times that haven't even happened yet . Character changed her name and I spent ages wondering who the new character was , not that I really cared by that point . I didn't enjoy the narration either , it sounded like she was speaking 1930s "posh" English and the other one never got older than 9 in her voice .I haven't finished it and don't know if I'll bother . Sorry Jane Corry .

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  • mrs.d
  • 15-09-2018

Boring

Just didn’t move anywhere. Harrowing but utterly unbelievable account from a young girl and a rather moany aromatherapist. The response to her epilepsy seems overblown too. My sister and three of my friends have this but to read this account you’d think it was leprosy - dull and unconvincing character.

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  • Elizabeth Stoker
  • 10-08-2018

Nice Twists

great narrator, with good twists in the story. enjoyable book. would recommend this book. A bit different

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  • Ms Charlie Holt
  • 28-07-2018

So many twists and turns!

I could not stop listening! compelling reading, and just when you think you've figured out who it could be there's another plot twist!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful