The Ex-Girlfriend by Nicola Moriarty Penguin October 31st 2019
SHE WANTS HIM BACK. SHE WANTS YOU GONE.
Finally, Georgia has found the one. Luke is kind, handsome, and makes her feel safe – which is what she needs after everything she’s been through.
The only problem is his ex-girlfriend.
Luke says Cadence just can’t accept the breakup, and that explains the texts, the emails, the notes…
But then things start to go very wrong – will Cadence really do whatever it takes to get what she wants?
Tinder has a lot to answer for and that was definitely the case for Georgia as she headed out on a first date, only for him to stand her up and then be rescued by another man.
Was it sheer coincidence or was it something more? Moriarty led us to believe it was the former as Georgia embarked on what she thought was a relationship with the man of her dreams only for Cadence, the ex-girlfriend, to burst their bubble. I loved the Fatal Attraction type scenario as Cadence seemingly wrecked havoc on their lives yet there was that sneaky feeling that Moriarty cleverly injected into my brain that all was not right.
You had to feel sorry for Georgia as her life appeared to be falling apart, as Moriarty inserted little flash backs to past events that began to impact on her life and saw her begin to spiral into despair.
Yet Georgia was one tough woman and somehow Moriarty gave her the resolve to fight back, to discover the truth and justice.
Moriarty didn’t give you the opportunity to draw breath as events and truths unfolded. There was one particular scene that was utterly chilling and vividly described that I shall not forget in a hurry but provided a suitably dramatic finale.
One thing I will take away from this novel is to perhaps stay away from online dating as you never know who you might meet and what might happen!!
I would like to thank Penguin for a copy of The Ex-Girlfriend to read and review and to Sryia Varadharajan for inviting My Bookish Blogspot to participate in the blogtour
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.