Delighted to host today's stop on this blog tour
|Penguin Michael Joseph|
31 October 2019
My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book
and the invitation to be part of this blog tour
Luke is the one. After everything she's been through, Georgia knows she deserves someone like him, to make her feel loved. Safe.
The only problem is his ex-girlfriend. Luke says Cadence is having trouble accepting their break-up, but Georgia thinks there's more to the story. She also has the feeling someone is watching her.
When everything starts to go wrong at work, at home, in her old friendships and her happy new relationship with Luke, Georgia starts to feel truly afraid.
Cadence wants what she has. What would she do to get it?
And can Georgia trust anyone at all?
What did I think about it..
Georgia arranges to meet a date in a local bar but then unexpectedly she meets Luke who is charming, thoughtful and just what Georgia needs to get over her previous disappointments in love. Everything on the surface seems to be going really well, the only problem is Luke’s ex-girlfriend, Cadence, who is jealous of his new relationship with Georgia.
This is one of those convoluted psychological thrillers which takes a little while to get going but once the characters settle into their respective roles, the story starts to take off, and you find that you are hoping against hope that everything will work out well, but this is the land of fiction, and this clever author really knows how to crank the tension to high.
The author writes this type of imaginative psychological fiction with a clever eye for detail and brings an interesting dynamic to this domestic noir genre. There are shades of light and dark and some scary moments about the nature of obsession, and of the controlling nature of a dangerous personality.
I enjoyed The Ex-Girlfriend and even though I did, sort of, work out the way the story was heading that didn’t spoil my enjoyment of this clever psychological drama.
About the Author
Nicola Moriarty is a novelist, copywriter and mum to two small (but remarkably strong-willed) daughters. In between various career changes, becoming a mum and studying at university, she began to write. Now, she can't seem to stop. The Fifth Letter was her UK debut novel, followed by Those Other Women.