#amreading – What, Why, While :  The Ex-Wives by Jenna Kernan  @JennaKernan @bookouture

What (am I currently reading)?

I am currently reading the domestic psychological thriller The Ex-Wives by Jenna Kernan.  This is being published by Bookouture on 10 October 2022. 

Book Blurb (taken from https://www.goodreads.com/ )

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?

Why (have I chosen to read it)?

I am reading The Ex-Wives because I recently read The Adoption by Jenna Kernan and loved it so much I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this author’s latest thriller. Big thanks to Bookouture for the advance copy!

While (I am reading it)

No photo of this, but I went to a party and met the Cinematographer of the film Navalny – such a nice guy and a highly recommended strong documentary  film (2022) .  So that was the real highlight of my week.  

Otherwise I’ve been starting to prepare the garden for winter (cutting everything down and protecting things against the snow to come). Also playing with the new kitten, and making sure the older cat doesn’t feel left out! 

All the best, Emma

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