The Ex Husband by Samantha Hayes – book tour | AD
I was invited to take a closer look at The Ex Husband by Samantha Hayes to join in with the Bookature book tour. After reading the blurb, I couldn’t wait to get started as it sounded right up my street. Released on 28th June, this has all the elements to be summer hit.
Here’s what I thought.
You thought you were safe. Until he moved in next door…
I haven’t lived here long. The house is small and a little rundown, but each piece of faded floral wallpaper I peel away feels like unwrapping the second chance I never thought I’d get. I’m finally free to wear what I want, and I don’t flinch when I accidently burn dinner. My new home is warm, and the kids are safe inside. Anywhere would feel idyllic after the nightmare marriage I’ve just escaped.
But then I see my ex-husband Craig stroll past my window and let himself into the house next door. Fear chokes me. How did he find me? Does he want me back, or to destroy me for good?
As the removals van pulls away, Craig tells me it’s just a coincidence, that we can all get along and be good neighbours. But at night I lie awake listening to the sound of laughter and lovemaking through the thin wall that separates us, wondering if his new girlfriend is safe. And in the morning, I rifle through his trash, trying to guess his next move. I know how crazy I look, but I’d do anything to protect my children.
Weeks later, when the night air fills with smoke, and this quiet street dances with blue and red flashing police lights, all the secrets behind our two closed doors will be revealed. But after everything that’s happened, will anyone believe I’m innocent?
WHAT I THOUGHT
Overall this was a great book. It builds well until you know SOMETHING is going to happen. Filled with drama which slowly escalates, The Ex Husband is well written and leaves the reader really feeling for Leah who doesn’t seem to be able to find a way out. Unfortunately though every one of her reactions, plays right into his hands and before long it seems like Leah is in danger of losing it all.
This is the one thing that really stopped me loving this book and that’s the fact that Leah for most of the book isn’t the most likeable character. I can’t imagine what it must feel like to be in her situation, but there were times that her behaviour was genuinely unhinged. However, perhaps that is just what happens when you are pushed right up to the edge.
I did enjoy The Ex Husband and it’ll be a great, quick and easy summer read for people that like their thrillers with a twist of psychological warfare!!
The Ex Husband is available to buy on Amazon now!
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DISCLOSURE – I was provided with an electronic version of this book so that I was able to take part in this book tour. As always though, all thoughts and opinions are my own.