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Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing The Ex Wives by Jenna Kernan, published by Bookouture.


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?

An absolutely addictive psychological thriller that will have you racing through the pages late into the night! Fans of The Perfect MarriageThe Wife Between Us and The Woman in the Window won’t be able to put this down.

“Their daughters went missing…Is yours next?…”

Kernan delivers a frightening tale that chilled me to my very core. The more I got into it, the more invested I became and I just had to know straight away how it was going to unfold. It felt like my Kindle was on fire as I furiously flicked the pages long into the night for the answers!

The story is so intriguing and gave me sleeping with the enemy vibes. The air of foreboding is so thick throughout and there are many heart racing moments. The characters are made up of good, bad and monstrous and each evokes many emotions. All I wanted to do was reach into the pages to pull Elana and Phoebe out to keep them safe.

Perfectly executed, The Ex Wives, is in my opinion Kernan’s best work yet and is everything I love and more in a psychological thriller. An outstanding read from beginning to end, I can’t recommend this book highly enough!

Thank you to Jenna Kernan, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Ex Wives, 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 for these bloggers thoughts about this book. My thanks to Bookouture for my spot on this books on tour and for the promotional materials.


Publishers Weekly bestselling author Jenna Kernan is a two-time RITA nominee and winner of the Book Buyers’ Best award.

Prior to signing with Bookouture, she published over thirty novels including her popular APACHE PROTECTOR series, and is a member of numerous writing groups, including International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Florida Mystery Writers and Novelists, Inc. and frequently attends conferences on police procedure at the Writers Police Academy and MurderCon.

Jenna currently lives on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband. A natural redhead, she has recently increased her sunblock to SPF 50.




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