The Ex, Alafair Burke

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review*

The Ex, Alafair Burke
Author: Alafair Burke
Publisher: Harper
Pages: 304
Format: Arc
ISBN-10: 0062390481
ISBN-13: 9780062390486
Publisher: eBook | Hardcover | Audiobook

When Olivia Randall gets a phone call that her former fiancé Jack Harris has been arrested she runs to the rescue. Jack has been connected to a triple homicide with one of the victims being closely involved in the murder of his wife a few years earlier. Olivia is convinced the Jack she knows is innocent. But does she really know him or have the twenty years she has not seen him changed him. As the investigation evolves the doubts grow but Olivia is not willing to give up on defending Jack. She has to make up for the wrong she did all those years ago.

Imagine getting a phone call of a kid telling you the person you dated 20 years ago needs your help and you should show up because you owe him. I am not really sure what I would do, not that I have any qualifications someone would need but still. Apparently Olivia's guild is such a big thing that she does feel she owes it to Jack to show up.
The story starts with that phone call. While Olivia goes to meet Jack and see what has happened and what she can do for him she gets these flashbacks in which is explained what exactly happened between them. It does take a while before it is finally uncovered what makes her feel this guilty and it was fun to try and guess what she did. The developments surround Jacks case make for an interesting read too. Seen trough Olivia's eyes and the idea she has of Jack you soon start to wonder if he is indeed innocent as she thinks he is. With the many other views on his personality from other people you start to feel he must be a psychopath. It made me feel really uncomfortable when these two were together. The whole is he guilty or not puzzle is great to work on too as reader. I really enjoyed it. I did figure out the truth early on but there were enough situations in the story that made an other outcome possible.
Character wise I am not so sure. Olivia was hit and miss for me. At points I really enjoyed her and then she did something that made me wanna slap her in the face.
Jack was really interesting I would have liked more story from inside his head as I am really wondering now what was really going on there.
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