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The Ex-Girlfriend

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What a totally engrossing book I was engrossed from start to finish had to read in one sitting definitely worth a five star rating.
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I received an ARC of this book via net galley in exchange for an honest review.

I like the way Moriarty writes there is pace and a tenseness to her books. In this book though it is all too easy to spot the person with the devious character. It was quite early in the book that i latched onto this and I am not normally quick to the draw. There were times when i wanted to shake the other characters and say can't you see. However far from spoiling the enjoyment of the book, the narrative built to make the reasons and the timeline of greater importance. There were a lot of moment where i was holding my breath thinking OMG that can't be happening and there were things i hadn't worked out until right at the end. 

I don't think it was as good as Big Little Lies but very close and will be well received by all Moriarty fans
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4.5 stars

Nicola Moriarty is fast becoming one of my favourite authors, I’ve read all her books and think she just gets better and better. The Ex-Girlfriend is a fantastic, twisty read which deals with some serious themes. It’s going to be a hard book to review as I don’t want to give anything away.

The reader is told from the start about Luke’s interesting Ex-Girlfriend but things don’t really become interesting until Georgia and Luke move in together and strange things start to happen. The tension in the book slowly increases until the book becomes incredibly gripping. I did guess some of the twists but this didn’t decrease my enjoyment as I was really enjoying the story and getting to know the characters more.

There are some fabulous characters in this book which I thought were developed well. I didn’t initially like Georgia as I thought she came across as a bit desperate and ditzy. However as I got to know her better I realised she was actually quite a strong woman who doesn’t let small things get to her. Her hippy, unconventional parents were some of the best characters in the book and I loved the scenes with them. They brought some humour into the story and had me laughing out loud at times.

The ending was brilliant and took me completely by surprise which I always love. The pace really ramps up and it changes to quite a sinister story which ensured I couldn’t put it down.

Huge thanks to Sriya from Michael St Joseph’s for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book. If you like satisfying thrillers you can relax into then you’ll love this book!
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Who to trust? Georgia meets new boyfriend Luke in a pub when a Tinder date fails to turn up. He is the perfect boyfriend apart from a vengeful ex-girlfriend, Cadence. Georgia soon finds herself being stalked and other things happening which anger and scare her. What is going on? Should she confront Cadence? Although I worked out what was happening at an early stage, the writing still had me terrified and with no idea why, or what the links were. The chain of events was quite breathtaking. Another spectacular piece of writing set in Australia. It often takes me a while to work out where a book is set, but this was clearly Australia from the beginning. Recommended, #netgalley #theexgirlfriend
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Three Is Definitely A Crowd.....
Psychological suspense, compelling and more than a little addictive. Three is definitely a crowd - Georgia, Luke and Cadence - the ex-girlfriend. Georgia thinks that she has it all, settled happily with Luke - apart from a very large fly in the ointment - Cadence -the ex-girlfriend - who, it seems, just cannot accept that she and Luke are no more. Things are about to get more than a little uncomfortable. Secrets, lies, a little revenge and surprises along the way- come along for the ride, you won't be disappointed.
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I love Nicola’s books and was beyond ecstatic to get the opportunity to read this one. Happy to report that it ended up being another fab read that has now cemented Nicola’s place in my list of favourite authors!

Luke seems like the perfect guy. He definitely shows up just when Georgia needs him and ends up shaking up her world. However, Luke comes with baggage in terms of his ex-girlfriend. Who exactly is Cadence and what does she want from Georgia? This book had my head spinning as I tried to guess the twists.

This was an entertaining read that had me at the edge of my seat from the first to the last page. I really liked Georgia and found her to be quite relatable. I could identify with some of her crazy decisions in her quest to find love. As the tension in the story grew, I found myself getting really worried about her. I can’t talk about the other characters without giving away too many details but let me just say that they were all very well crafted. Some had me scratching my head; others had me so frustrated that I might have shouted at them through the pages while others just got me pissed off. I loved how well Nicola brought out each personality.

I enjoyed all the twists in this story. There are some that I might have seen coming but either way, I still liked how well they were delivered. Other turns towards the end caught me by surprise.

I also love how well Nicola managed to tackle a number of sensitive themes such as emotional and physical abuse, depression and anxiety. She presented the themes in a manner that seemed realistic and also didn’t use them to take away the focus from the main story-line. I found this to be quite relatable since most abusive relationships appear normal from the outside and sometimes, emotional abuse isn’t easy to identify especially when one is still in the relationship.

With jaw-dropping twists, an array of memorable characters and a compelling story-line, I think readers of this genre will definitely enjoy The Ex-Girlfriend by Nicola Moriarty
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The Ex-Girlfriend is a tense and gripping psychological thriller written by the younger sister of Liane Moriarty and it's fair to say that writing riveting reads runs in the family. This story reminds us that some people can become so utterly obsessed with another that the jealousy ends up ruling their life and everything they do is driven by the idea of being with the person whether for the first time or once again as here with Cadence and Luke; the phrase "if I can't have you then no one can" is certainly relevant in The Ex-Girlfriend. I find that I often lose interest in domestic thrillers due to the similarities they inevitably have to each other but this was superbly plotted, well written and chock full of an uneasy suspense.

It's taut, twisty and fast-paced, with a cast of beautifully developed characters who are realistic and believable. I did predict one of the twists before it arrived but I couldn't have foreseen the brutal fallout and consequences. It's a dark and disturbing tale narrated in the first half by Georgia and the second half by Cadence; I really enjoyed this as it was intriguing to see things from opposite perspectives. The second half is definitely where my interest deepened. It is far from being an original thriller and I know those who read this genre frequently will likely guess the direction it's heading quite early on. However, it was an entertaining and easy way to pass the time. Many thanks to Michael Joseph for an ARC.
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I have to admit I absolutely loved this book, it had just the right amount of suspense to keep you turning the pages !!

Georgia has a job that she loves, great friends and everything seems to be going well except her love life.  All of that changes when she goes on a tinder date but Brett, her date, doesn’t show up but this leads to her meeting Luke. Georgia is hooked straight away, he seems to be the perfect boyfriend that is until he reveals he has an ex-girlfriend, Cadence, that he still lives with and isn’t taking the break up too well.  Their relationship goes from strength to strength but then Georgia suddenly starts receiving spiteful messages and she feels that someone is watching her.  Suddenly everything starts to fall apart in Georgia’s life, is it all down to Cadence ?  

This is a great book that I really hated having to put down and get on with real life !! I loved Georgia and was really hoping that everything would work out for her.  A real tense twisty psychological thriller that will have you hooked. Can’t wait to read more for this author !!

Thank you to Penguin UK - Michael Joseph and NetGalley for a digital copy of this book.
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Good, strong psychological thriller, if a little obvious. Great characters though, I especially liked the ‘hippy’ parents.
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4.5 stars 

Georgia is using Tinder to find disappointing love matches online. When she gets stood up, she meets Luke. They hit it off and start dating. 
Georgia can't believe her luck. Until things in her life start going very wrong. She gets starts getting poison pen notes and emails she turns to Luke for comfort and protection. 

I could see the twist coming but the extent of the damage was completely unpredictable!


Thank you so much the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a complimentary electronic copy in return for an honest review.
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With thanks to Netgalley and Penguin for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.

This is the second book I have read from Nicola Moriarty.  When I heard she was releasing The Ex-Girlfriend I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy.

I was drawn into this book from the first paragraph.  The lift door was about to close when a hand thrust it open again.  Georgina stepped back, don't let it be Cadence!!

Georgina had been talking to Brett on Tinder for weeks when he finally asked her on a date. However  Brett stood her up.  She was about to go home when she met Luke.  Luke was charming but admitted he was still living with his e-girlfriend Cadence.  Cadence was finding it hard to accept they had broken up and hoped they would get back together.

After a couple of dates, Georgina found an abusive note on her car windscreen.  Luke promised he would talk to Cadence and tell her to stop.  When Georgina asked Luke to move in with her, Cadence`s stalking escalated from notes to worse.

The first part of the story is from the POV of Georgia and the second half Cadence.  Although I guessed the twist early on that was only part of this dark and twisty plot.

Although I liked Georgina my favourite character was Cadence.,you.will have to read the book to find out why.  I also liked Georgina`s favourite `frequent` patient Jerry who was adorable.

I highly recommend this dark, twisty book.
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This was slow in parts and quite a predictable storyline which was easy to guess at about halfway through. It was well written and some good characters. I would definitely read another novel from this author but my overall review is it is just ok not outstanding. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to review it.
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An easy read with rather uninspiring characters and a rather too predictable plot. It was much better when I got into it but even so only really three stars from me.
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When Georgis finally meets the man of her dreams, everything else starts to go wrong. Luke has an ex-girlfriend, Cadence. He tells Georgia that Cadence is not coping with their breakup.  But Georgia feels that there is more to it.

I really e enjoyed this fast paced, twist filled thriller. This is a tense and suspenseful read. The characters are well rounded and believable. It's hard to review this book without giving away spoilers. This is a well written story with a great plotline that you will find hard to put down. A great read.

I would like to thank NetGalley, Penguin UK - Michael Joseph and the author Nicola Moriarty for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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High pace, really enjoyable domestic thriller that will keep you engaged. 
It was a bit predictable at times, but still it was very entertaining. 
I'd recommend it if you're looking for a light thrilling read.

Thanks a lot to Netgalley and the publisher for this copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Really enjoyed this book.  Maybe a bit predictable at times but a few unexpected twists along the way.  I’d recommend this to anyone who enjoys this kind of book.
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An edge of your seat, fast paced psychological thriller that will have you flying through the pages at break neck speed and a definite candidate for psychological thriller of the year!

This is one of those books that it is almost impossible to review without giving away any spoilers and I certainly don’t want to ruin it for anyone. All the red herrings and plot twists is what gives this book an edge. Some were fairly predictable, others completely blindsided me. It is the level of tension and expectation of what will happen next that makes this a gripping page turner of a book. While the who becomes obvious quite quickly, the why will undoubtably surprise you!

Luke is every girls dream man, he handsome, charming, caring and makes you feel safe so it doesn’t came as a surprise to Georgia that Lukes ex-girlfriend is finding it hard to let him go.

As Georgia and Lukes relationship blossoms there is only one small hitch, Cadence, and it is not long before that small hitch escalates into a massive hitch. One that shows no signs of going away.  From sending Luke text messages to leaving notes on Georgia’s car it becomes clear that Georgia is being stalked by Cadence and when the troubles ultimately follow her into work Cadence decides to confront her and put an end to it all once and for all.

If only it was that simple!

The characters are well written and feel real, the tension and emotions come through the page sucking you in from the very start, I even found myself wanting to shout at the characters at one point!

Compelling, suspenseful and utterly captivating. If there is only one psychological thriller you read this year then this is the one!

The Ex-Girlfriend will be published on 31 October 2019 and is available to pre-order now from Amazon UK  

A big thank you to the author Nicola Moriarty, publishers Penguin UK – Michael Joseph and NetGalley for my advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest and independent review.
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A truly gripping , twisty , intriguing novel
Georgia is an everyday girl job as a nurse and no love life until a friend talks her into tinder, she agrees and arranges to meet up with a guy. He stands her up and fortunately for her a handsome stranger saves her from a depressing ending
Luke is almost too perfect he is her dream man and she is soon falling for him which is when he tells her about his ex girlfriend Cadence who is not happy he is moving on
Things turn nasty from then as Cadence stalks Georgia 
Georgia starts having panic attacks and doesn't know where to turn why is cadence doing this to her??
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Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin UK for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

After being stood up by her Tinder date, Georgia ends up meeting Luke, who becomes her perfect boyfriend. The problem is he still lives with his ex-girlfriend Cadence, until the lease is up and she is very jealous that he has moved on. Georgia starts receiving stalker style texts and notes from Cadence as well as from Brett, the Tinder date that stood her up. 

This is a book where you understand that things are too good to be true and things really aren't as they seem.  Because of that I found the first 50% to be pretty predictable and almost sort of boring, but the last 50% picked up and held my interest. This book was nothing ground breaking, but once it hit its stride, it turned out to be pretty good.
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I thought this was going to be a love story , but no it had twists and turns that kept me up at night reading on. A fabulous read, great characters and a storyline that got deeper than I could have expected. Highly recommend. 

Thank you to the publishers and netgalley for the opportunity to read this book early in return for an honest review.
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