The Ex-Husband by Samantha Hayes – Book Review

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Happy Friday! The end of the week is here and if you are looking for a read for the weekend, look no further than *The Ex-Husband by Samantha Hayes. A gripping psychological thriller that you won’t be able to put down!

The Ex-Husband by Samantha Hayes

Book Description

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 accidentally 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 removal 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

I sped through this book earlier in the week! I couldn’t put it down! I love a good psychological thriller and Samantha Hayes has hit the nail on the head with The Ex-Husband. It’s full of tension, and suspense with lots of twists. I can’t say too much as I really don’t want to spoil this one for you!

Leah has recently divorced her abusive husband and escaped to a new fixer-upper house with her children. She has scrimped and saved to buy this house and can’t wait to turn it into her own home. She is finally safely in her hew home when new neighbours move in next door. You wouldn’t believe it but it’s her abusive ex-husband and his new girlfriend. At this point, I feel so sorry for Leah. What can she do?

Leah’s life now becomes a nightmare once more as her ex-husband spreads lies and taunts her on a daily basis. How can she escape this? You will have to read the book to find out!

I absolutely loved The Ex-Husband, it’s totally gripping!

Author Bio

Samantha Hayes grew up in a creative family where her love of writing began as a child. Samantha has written eight thrillers in total, including the bestselling Until You’re Mine. The Independent said “fantastically written and very tense” while Good Housekeeping said “Her believable psychological thrillers are completely gripping.” Samantha’s books are published in 22 languages at the last count.

When not writing, Samantha loves to cook, go to the gym, see friends and drink nice wine. She is also studying for a degree in psychotherapy. She has three grown-up children and lives in Warwickshire.

Where Can I Buy?

The Ex-Husband is available to buy from *Amazon.



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