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Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing The Ex by S.E. Lynes, published by Bookouture.


The love of your life… or a deadly mistake?

It’s hard, meeting your ex after so much time apart. You remember the tears and accusations, the desperate look on his face as he punched the wall, but you try not to show it. You smile politely, even while your heart beats faster.

You watch as he looks down into the stroller, at the beautiful blond-haired blue-eyed baby kicking his little legs in the sunshine, whose innocent smile lights up your world.

You see his face change. You know what he’s thinking.

The next day he calls. His voice is shaking. He wants the truth. Is it his child?

You hesitate, your throat dry, good and bad memories swirling in your mind. You’ve missed him so much… but can you ever trust him again?

You decide that the most important thing is doing what’s right for baby Tom. But months later, when the sirens wail in the night, you have to admit: you never thought either of you would go this far…

A brilliantly twisty psychological thriller from no.1 bestselling author S.E. Lynes about a relationship full of secrets and lies. Fans of Ruth Ware, Lisa Jewell and Gillian Flynn will be gripped by The Ex.

“I’ll do anything to get you back…”

They say you should never go back again especially if the relationship was a toxic one, but sometimes not even that is enough to stop some of us. In this particular case, for Sam and Naomi, they definitely should have let bygones be bygones…

Right from the outset there is an ominous vibe and a feeling of unease that is intensified with each new chapter. Lynes skilfully draws you in and holds your attention making it impossible to put the book down!

I loved the way the story has been executed which is quite unique. The characters are well developed, the tension and suspense is off the charts and it is a real nail biter that’s for sure! All round this is another fabulous read from Lynes and I can’t wait for the next one.

Thank you to S.E. Lynes, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Ex, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.


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Follow the tour along the way and see what these bloggers also thought about The Ex. My thanks to Bookouture for my spot on this tour and for the promotional materials.


A former BBC Producer, S.E. Lynes has lived in France, Spain, Scotland and Italy and is now settled in Greater London.

After completing her MA, she taught creative writing at Richmond Adult Community College for ten years.

She now combines writing, mentoring and lecturing in Richmond Borough.



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