The Ex



[EPUB] ✿ The Ex ❄ Alafair Burke – E17streets4all.co.uk In the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on a Train comes this novel After agreeing to defend her ex fiance when he is arrested for a triple homicide, top criminal lawyer, Olivia Randall begins to have d In the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on a Train comes this novel After agreeing to defend her ex fiance when he is arrested for a triple homicide, top criminal lawyer, Olivia Randall begins to have doubts as the evidence mounts against him Twenty years ago she ruined his life Now she has the chance to save it.The Ex

Alafair Burke is the New York Times bestselling author of two power house series Sun Sentinel that have earned her a reputation for creating strong, believable, and eminently likable female characters, such as NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid Alafair s novels grow out of her experience as a prosecutor in America s police precincts and criminal courtrooms, and have been featured by The Today Show, People Magazine, The New York Times, MSNBC, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Chicago Sun Times According to Entertainment Weekly, Alafair is a terrific web spinner who knows when and how to drop clues to keep readers at her mercy A graduate of Stanford Law School and a former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure Her books have been translated into languagesAlafair s work has been praised by some of the world s most respected crime writers, including Gillian Flynn, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben, Lisa Scottoline, Lisa Unger, and Nelson DeMille Learnabout Alafair at alafairburke.

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Ex
  • Alafair Burke
  • English
  • 14 January 2017
  • 0062390481

10 thoughts on “The Ex

  1. says:

    I m biased about the insides but I give the cover art five stars.

  2. says:

    Okay, I figured the murder mystery out right away Everyone in my bookclub also did.Ex fianc , Jack Harris, needs help from Olivia Randall to whom he was engaged to and hasn t seen in 20 years Olivia was called in by Jack s daughter, Buckley, to help with the case Olivia is considered the best criminal defense lawyer in NYC, of course Aren t they always Olivia projects too much guilt for her past involvement with Jack for me Sorry for the last 20 years for what she did Enough already, as my Okay, I figured the murder mystery out right away Everyone in my bookclub also did.Ex fianc , Jack Harris, needs help from Olivia Randall to whom he was engaged to and hasn t seen in 20 years Olivia was called in by Jack s daughter, Buckley, to help with the case Olivia is considered the best criminal defense lawyer in NYC, of course Aren t they always Olivia projects too much guilt for her past involvement with Jack for me Sorry for the last 20 years for what she did Enough already, as my son would say Evidence starts to pile up that Jack is guilty so Olivia is starting to think, did he do it, or not This is all about, how well do we know someone we haven t seen in 20 years How well do we know anyone 3.5 out of 5 stars

  3. says:

    3.5 starsThis was my first time reading a book written by Alafair Burke, and because I found this one to be a pretty decent read, I would love to check out her other books I liked that this one featured a lawyer as the main character because it seems like I read a ton of police detective books but rarely get around to readinglegal based books So this was a nice change of pace.Criminal defense lawyer Olivia Randall has been asked to represent her former fianc , Jack Harris, who has been a 3.5 starsThis was my first time reading a book written by Alafair Burke, and because I found this one to be a pretty decent read, I would love to check out her other books I liked that this one featured a lawyer as the main character because it seems like I read a ton of police detective books but rarely get around to readinglegal based books So this was a nice change of pace.Criminal defense lawyer Olivia Randall has been asked to represent her former fianc , Jack Harris, who has been arrested for a triple homicide Twenty years ago Olivia messed up big time with their relationship Will proving his innocence help with the guilt she has been carrying around for years As Olivia gathers evidence things aren t looking great for Jack, and she wonders did she ever truly know him at all This is a good example of liking a book even though I didn t really click with the main character I didn t hate her or even dislike her in regards to her backstory, but there was just something missing and I never fully warmed up to her I did like how the author wrapped up her story at the end, but in a way I felt like I was cheated as I wish a littlewas written in regards to that.The mystery of who killed the three people was fairly decent although at times it felt like the pace was slow I have mixed feelings about the ending but it in no way ruined the book for me It seems like I wrotenegative things than positive in this review, but I did actually enjoy the book despite having a few problems with it

  4. says:

    Overdrive Library ebook IT WAS PURE FUN FROM THE GET GO I didn t even realize how much I was in the mood for a book like this The writing gave me giggles at timescatchy sayings add lightness.while being suspenseful Author Alafair Burke is playful with her writing throughout Being arrested for a triple homicide, is no joke Of course the accused Jack Harris looked fearful, tired, disheveled, and exhausted in the interrogation room with bad fluorescent lighting Don called it g Overdrive Library ebook IT WAS PURE FUN FROM THE GET GO I didn t even realize how much I was in the mood for a book like this The writing gave me giggles at timescatchy sayings add lightness.while being suspenseful Author Alafair Burke is playful with her writing throughout Being arrested for a triple homicide, is no joke Of course the accused Jack Harris looked fearful, tired, disheveled, and exhausted in the interrogation room with bad fluorescent lighting Don called it getting hit by custody s ugly stick I laughed Olivia Randal, Jack s defense lawyer juicy past history together many moons ago dressed in classic expensive clothes and shoes high maintenance type.Her natural expression could be intimidating The Internet called it RBT resting Bitch Face I laughed again Don t get me wrong this isn t a comedy some of it is actually depressing but not a complete debbie downer either Nothing horribly graphic, either I liked the author s witty writing style it fits nicely with this genre I don t need heavy gritty violence All the characters are flawed.with distinct personalities Page turning non stop legal mystery thriller that I thought was totally entertaining.Can t remember reading other reviews details anyway but this is not a new release book I m late to the party again Now to read how other readers reacted Great company while cycling on my stationary spinnaker bike P S Who here remembers using those hotel keys like on the cover on this book I do.Aging myself

  5. says:

    Still undecided on a rating I was thoroughly sucked in, the pacing was good, but a bit forgettable in comparison to Burke s other work Currently a 3.5 rounded to 4 because it s Alafair Burke and she s queen Full review tomorrow.FULL REVIEW Still feeling like a 3.5 star rating is accurate This story has been done many times before but I still enjoyed reading it I sure will be glad when 70% of all books stop trying to be The Next Gone Girl or TGOTT It seems all books with this blurb on it Still undecided on a rating I was thoroughly sucked in, the pacing was good, but a bit forgettable in comparison to Burke s other work Currently a 3.5 rounded to 4 because it s Alafair Burke and she s queen Full review tomorrow.FULL REVIEW Still feeling like a 3.5 star rating is accurate This story has been done many times before but I still enjoyed reading it I sure will be glad when 70% of all books stop trying to be The Next Gone Girl or TGOTT It seems all books with this blurb on it automatically put a bad taste in my mouth The plot moved quickly enough and kept my attention throughout This one was a bit short compared to most of Burke s other novels came in at 283 pages , so it felt a tiny bitrushed than usual If you are a huge fan like I am, definitely read this one, but I would not suggest this as a first impression for her work I ll still be looking forward to her next book

  6. says:

    HmmThis book to me was like expecting the next chapter to be painted with a stunning azure blue that really took my breath away instead to find I d ended up with magnoliaagain A book with enormous potential but it just lacked the spark required to make it a page turner And for heaven s sake stop comparing books to The Girl on the Train, it creates an expectation One that this book did not live up to Twenty years ago she ruined his life Now she has the chance to save it.Widower Jack Har HmmThis book to me was like expecting the next chapter to be painted with a stunning azure blue that really took my breath away instead to find I d ended up with magnoliaagain A book with enormous potential but it just lacked the spark required to make it a page turner And for heaven s sake stop comparing books to The Girl on the Train, it creates an expectation One that this book did not live up to Twenty years ago she ruined his life Now she has the chance to save it.Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen year old boy three years ago An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night s party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter Days later, that same beautiful stranger responds and invites Jack to meet her in person at the waterfront That s when Jack s world falls apart.Olivia Randall is one of New York City s best criminal defense lawyers When she hears that her former fianc , Jack Harris, has been arrested for a triple homicide and that one of the victims was connected to his wife s murder there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence The only question is who would go to such great lengths to frame him and why I found the plot to be great in part but then highly unbelievable and boring in others It just needed a rocket put into this book to make it really zing I m surprised it wasn t editedreally The writing it not bad at all, I ve not read this author before and may do again I struggled to connect with any of the characters except for Jack s daughter, I wish she had featured evenin the book Even the past connection between Jack and Olivia added something different but not enough to really get me excited More of that magnolia paint.I wanted a super strong ending and whilst the twists were good I wasn t surprised, I d guessed most of it earlier on This was an okay, lukewarm novel for me, I see others love it and others don t I give this one 3 stars and wish someone had suggestedoomph injected into what could have potentially been an excellent book I think I ll forget this one fairly quickly.Many thanks to the publisher for an ARC of this novel to read and review

  7. says:

    4 Stars.One morning Olivia gets a frantic phone call from a girl named Buckley, the daughter of Jack, an old flame who Olivia often thought of as the one, and whose heart she broke Buckley isn t calling to reminisce Her dad was taken into police custody and they need Olivia s help Olivia is a criminal defense attorney and she is Jack s only hope and the truth is, she owes him Three people were shot at a football field where Jack just happened to be that morning, and one ends up losing his li 4 Stars.One morning Olivia gets a frantic phone call from a girl named Buckley, the daughter of Jack, an old flame who Olivia often thought of as the one, and whose heart she broke Buckley isn t calling to reminisce Her dad was taken into police custody and they need Olivia s help Olivia is a criminal defense attorney and she is Jack s only hope and the truth is, she owes him Three people were shot at a football field where Jack just happened to be that morning, and one ends up losing his life All evidence points to Jack as the culprit Olivia knows that Jack is innocent he is the best man she has ever known now she just has to prove it Once the evidence starts mounting against him however, even Olivia begins to have her doubts A gripping legal mystery suspense from start to finish, my mind was racing with possibilities The storyline is revealed layer by layer and is quite well done Though I had things figured out fairly early on, I enjoyed The Ex and found it completely compelling If you re looking for a quick easy read that will keep you on the edge of your seat, this is it Published on Goodreads andon 6.25.18

  8. says:

    The EX by Alafair Burke is a 2016 Harper publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review The legal thriller has gone through many adjustments, especially over the last five or six years Courtroom dramas appear to be dead in the water as fewer attorneys actually step foot into a courtroom any Now, so called legal thrillers have lawyers doing all the crime solving, making themlike amateur sleuths than attorneys No one ev The EX by Alafair Burke is a 2016 Harper publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review The legal thriller has gone through many adjustments, especially over the last five or six years Courtroom dramas appear to be dead in the water as fewer attorneys actually step foot into a courtroom any Now, so called legal thrillers have lawyers doing all the crime solving, making themlike amateur sleuths than attorneys No one ever sits on the stand, there are no judges or juries and the nuances of criminal court trials have disappeared entirely But, that is not the case with this book and for that reason alone, I intended to give the book a solid rating, but as it turns out this was a very compelling read that went beyond the legal wrangling Olivia had a five year relationship with Jack, but the two were incompatible and she wound up hurting Jack very badly by making some very bad decisions She hasn t seen Jack in many years, but she knows he eventually married and has a daughter However, his happiness was short lived due to the tragic shooting death of his wife Now the man Jack holds responsible for the shooting has been shot and killed and of course Jack is suspect number one Olivia agrees to take his case, despite the obvious conflict of interest, mainly due to her feelings of guilt about how things ended between her and Jack Olivia is positive Jack could never do what he is accused of, but theevidence that pours in, thepeople who come forward with tales of Jack s dark side, theOlivia begins to suspect her client is guilty I was riveted to this story from the get go The plotting and planning is very rich in details, with several breathtaking twists and turns along the way I have read many legal thrillers in my day, and I have to admit I had suspected what the outcome would be, but I was never over confident about that, always having a reasonable doubt about what really happened Olivia is a character I couldn t help but like, despite some things she did in her past that were really terrible She still has some morally questionable traits when it comes to relationship choices and she drinks a lot, beats herself up over how she treated Jack, something I suspect has left her unsettled for many years, but she does her job exceptionally well She grows as a person throughout this case, and I think maybe she was able to put some lingering demons to rest at last This case is perhaps a little bit of a cautionary tale, proving cause and effect One person s actions can cause a chain reaction that not only affects their lives but many others Despite what one might think, at the end of the day, the outcome really gave me something to think about Of course, I can t expound on that here without giving anything away, but I think this story has some deeper messages beyond what appears on the surface The atmosphere was heavy and tense from the beginning and the conclusion is creepy, and left me feeling as though Olivia will have to deal with the fallout of this case for a long time to come and that someday another shoe will drop and when it does, it won t be pretty But, until then, I think Olivia came out of the situation a muchbalanced person with asettled life and at long last has put the past in its proper perspective and place I wouldn t mind seeing her in action again someday Overall this one gets 4.5 stars

  9. says:

    A most intriguing plot and wonderful character, setting the reader up for a wild Crime Psychological thriller Jack has been arrested for murder The victim was connected to him and the relationship was adversarial.Olivia was his love long ago and he calls on her to help What happens escalates until the tension is palpable Can she discover the mystery woman whom Jack says he was meeting at the time and place of the murder Was he treated correctly in his arrest The characters are realistically A most intriguing plot and wonderful character, setting the reader up for a wild Crime Psychological thriller Jack has been arrested for murder The victim was connected to him and the relationship was adversarial.Olivia was his love long ago and he calls on her to help What happens escalates until the tension is palpable Can she discover the mystery woman whom Jack says he was meeting at the time and place of the murder Was he treated correctly in his arrest The characters are realistically flawed The situation is the judicial system and police in real life This is no longer innocent until proven guilty It is guilty until proven innocent The real life legal system where every day is filled with difficulty, doubts, worries about his daughter and his life.A non stop rollercoaster ride of emotions.I enjoyed this book and read it in roughly four hours The story could have been longer Highly recommended

  10. says:

    I have read many Alafair Burke books and found them to be complex, multi layered stories with gripping and compelling narratives This courtroom legal drama is no different and I loved it Olivia is a flawed person but exceptional criminal defense lawyer She feels a burden of guilt after breaking a relationship with Jack Harris and the suffering she caused twenty years ago.Jack is now on a murder charge and his daughter pleads with Olivia to defend him Despite others warning her against doing I have read many Alafair Burke books and found them to be complex, multi layered stories with gripping and compelling narratives This courtroom legal drama is no different and I loved it Olivia is a flawed person but exceptional criminal defense lawyer She feels a burden of guilt after breaking a relationship with Jack Harris and the suffering she caused twenty years ago.Jack is now on a murder charge and his daughter pleads with Olivia to defend him Despite others warning her against doing this, she takes the case because she believes there is no way that Jack could be guilty However, the evidence that emerges cause Olivia to question whether she ever really knew Jack as it begins to look as if he could, indeed, be guilty The story is packed with twists and turns to keep the reader engaged There are good legal arguments presented and the author has done her research well and gives superb descriptions throughout.The author is a gifted writer who creates characters with depth The novel is well plotted with a fast narrative I recommend this book thoroughly as one which others will enjoy Many thanks to Faber and Faber for a copy of the book via netgalley

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