Monday 8 July 2019

Book Review: The Ex by Nicola Moriarty

The Ex
Nicola Moriarty

Publisher: Harper Collins 
Publication date: 17th June 2019
Pages: 400
Format read: Paperback
Source: Own purchase

She wants him back. She wants you gone.

Luke is The One. After everything she's been through, Georgia knows she deserves someone like him, to make her feel loved. Safe.
The only problem is his ex-girlfriend. Luke says Cadence is having trouble moving on. She texts Luke all the time and leaves aggressive notes on Georgia's car.
Georgia starts to feel afraid. But she decides to confront Cadence ... and that's when things get interesting.

The Ex is a suspense filled story of love and revenge.

Georgia is finally getting her life back on track. She has a nursing job that she loves and is looking forward to a date she has arranged through a dating app. When her date stands her up she is about to head home when she is harassed by two men that have had a little too much to drink. Luke comes to her aid and moves the men along. Georgia is enchanted. He is not only good looking, he is charming and attentive. They start to date and Luke explains that his ex-girlfriend is in denial, she will not let him go. Georgia starts to get threatening texts and notes left on her car. She feels like she is being followed.
Georgia had finally found the perfect guy and she wasn’t going to let a clingy, psycho ex spoil it for her.

If you like suspense, if you like books about weird-ass stalkers, this book is for you!

I did think I knew where this story was going but I never guessed just how crazy and out of control it would become.

Moriarty includes themes of mental illness, self harm, depression, suicide and vulnerability.

There is also a heart-felt side story of Georgia’s job as a nurse and her attachment to one elderly patient.

Highly recommended for thriller fans!


My rating:     5/5

*this review is part of the Book Lover Book Review Aussie author challenge
and book #24 in the Australian Women Writers challenge


Nicola Moriarty lives in Sydney's north west with her husband and two small daughters. She is the younger sister of bestselling authors Liane Moriarty and Jaclyn Moriarty.

In between various career changes, becoming a mum and studying teaching at Macquarie University, she began to write. Now, she can't seem to stop.



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